India Will Now Not Tolerate Sponsored Terrorism
Let me begin with a candid confession: Hitting terrorists right where their terror training camps were operating openly in Pakistan with full impunity was something which I could not imagine even in my wildest of dreams but this present dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has made this happen in reality! India has certainly outsmarted even Israel! It has to be borne in mind that Israel has never had to deal with a nuclear armed state or with conventional armed forces of the size of Pakistan’s. This has undoubtedly boosted India’s image and has shattered the charade that India only knows how to tolerate terror attacks but never knows how to retaliate against such attacks!
Will Opposition leaders question this also? When the whole world including dreaded terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad who claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror suicide bomb attack on CRPF is acknowledging air strikes by India in Pakistan, some of our politicians shamelessly led by the like of Mamata Banerjee are questioning whether the air strikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on a terror camp in Pakistan resulted in any casualties at all. Mamata said without any remorse while talking to the media at the State secretariat most brazenly and recklessly that, “From today one, we are hearing, particularly on national television channels that 300-350 persons died in the air strikes. We want to know how many people actually [have] died. Did anyone die at all? Where were the bombs dropped? Were the bombs dropped at the right place?”
My blind hatred for BJP diminished after surgical strikes that Indian army soldiers carried out after Uri terror attack and it now stands almost destroyed after this unexpected air strikes right inside Pakistan where terror training camps were operating with impunity! Honestly speaking, I am deeply impressed by these air strikes and I truly applaud and appreciate PM Modi for taking such a courageous decision that has shaken Pakistan to the core! No political party and no PM in last three decades ever dared to do what BJP under stewardship of PM Modi has chosen to do now! The whole world is talking about it! India cannot be taken for granted now no matter how loudly the Opposition parties may scream!
Let me tell Jaitley: Every true Indian stands with Centre in what they have done and proudly salute for doing what no government in power in Centre has ever done before! Even Israel has applauded it as “most courageous”! I am so proud of PM Modi for what he has done after Pulwama attack that it is for the first time in life that I who till some time back was his worst critic will venture to even say that, “God must ensure PM Modi’s victory as he deserves it richly for what he has done. By retaliating strongly we have proved to the world that we are not just sitting ducks and can strike very hard where it hurts the most and most swiftly when provoked!”
Will Mamata question space technology also and photos of the destroyed sites of Jaish hideout? What has happened to her? So surprising that even some of her learned MPs like Derek O’ Brien of TMC are questioning BJP leader Manoj Tiwari for wearing army dress and insulting army! What is wrong in it? Manoj Tiwari rightly asked that if someone wears Nehru’s dress, will it be his insult? The whole nation is proud of Army!
Rajanth Singh who is Union Home Minister and whom every true Indian saluted after he shouldered a coffin of a slain CRPF soldier during a wreath laying ceremony for the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack rightly and wisely said that, “You have seen the power of our Army and CRPF. Once the government decided to strike terrorist hideouts on Pakistani soil, there was no second thought. Our jawans successfully accomplished the plan and destroyed the camp where around 300 terrorists were staying and taking training.” He further rightly quipped that, “As Pakistan is a neighbouring country, we should have cordial relations with it. Indian PMs have always tried their best to have a good relationship, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee even went there with a peace message. But I wonder why Pakistan does not give up its nefarious designs against India.”
No doubt, this present dispensation at Centre has very swiftly and sternly proved this also which has forced dreaded terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad who initially roared like a tiger by claiming responsibility to mellow down and then cry like a cat and lick its wound in the open as we saw Maulana Ammar doing who is younger brother of Jaish chief Masood Azhar! Centre’s crackdown on terrorists, on sympathizers of terrorists like Hurriyat by withdrawing their security and sending some of them to jail, withdrawing MFN status from Pakistan, imposing 200% duty on import items, banning Jamaat-e-Islami, deciding not to give India’s share of water to Pakistan etc are some few steps which are really comemdnable even though there are many more that have been taken or are being contemplated currently to be taken in future! Pakistan must wake up before it is too late!
It is a no-brainer that Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi should stop fooling the world by saying that, “We will not allow Pakistani soil to be used by any group or any organisation for terrorist activities against any state including India”. Even an insane person will not believe Qureshi! This is because when Hafiz Saeed who is Chief of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba or Syed Salaluddin who is chief of Hizbul Mujahideen and ehad of United Jihad Council publicly threaten to kill Indian and butcher them mercilessly and to bleed India by thousand cuts, do they do so because they are shooting some film?” How long will Qureshi and Pakistan fool this world?
How long will Qureshi refuse to see the ground reality and the writing on the wall? Qureshi and his country Pakistan must remember the abiding validity of the time-tested old adage that, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, you can fool all the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
No matter how hard Opposition parties may try to discredit the present dispensation, the real dirty face of Pakistan stands exposed in front of the world! The present dispensation has now sent a very strong message that India will not tolerate sponsored terrorism and will not respect any longer the boundary lines to target terror training camps! I must confess that I who till recently considered myself the most trenchant critic of BJP and PM Narendra Modi too has been radically transformed and melted substantially by these air strikes and tough measures taken against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism from its soil!
Sanjeev Sirohi, Advocate,
s/o Col BPS Sirohi,
A 82, Defence Enclave,
Sardhana Road, Kankerkhera,
Meerut – 250001, Uttar Pradesh