Chanting pro-Pakistan slogans following India’s defeat is not on
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he arrest of 15 persons in Madhya Pradesh and the booking of 20 youths in Kerala for chanting pro-Pakistani slogans following the defeat of the Indian cricket team by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy is an ominous trend.
Like in Bollywood films, the men in khaki arrive at the scene of crime well after the deed has been done.
Had the final match been between Pakistan and some other team there would have been no celebrations. It is the defeat of India which they were celebrating.
One may argue that one may root for Team Pakistan on merit and still keep one’s patriotic commitment intact. But what was witnessed in the heart of India and in the southern state is highly disconcerting. It is in keeping with developments in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus where slogans calling for the “barbadi” (destruction) of India were raised.
Anti-nationalism which was hitherto confined to the Kashmir Valley is spreading and it is sought to be legitimized by the God of small things and those of her ilk.
What is the reason for this dangerous trend? A multiplicity of factors is responsible for this grim situation.
First is the tolerance of such seditious activities by the leftish-dominated pseudo-liberal elite which is entrenched in the media, varsities and the non-BJP political establishment.
Second is the reluctance of the BJP-led NDA to order a heavy crackdown on such elements for the fear of being labelled “undemocratic”, “fascist” et al.
Third is the reactive nature of policing in India. Like in Bollywood films, the men in khaki arrive at the scene of crime well after the deed has been done. The police and intelligence agencies have not penetrated seditious movements because of which they are clueless about anti-national eruptions. And last, but not the least, the colossal failure of the erstwhile UPA regime and the incumbent Modi dispensation to deliver a body blow to the benami economic empire (in Indian soil) of the likes of Dawood Ibrahim who are in cahoots with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which is able to carry out its nefarious activities in the Kashmir Valley and now in other parts of India with impunity.
It’s time the Modi sarkar bared its fangs in the national interest. Now.