As we write this post on the terror attack in Pulwama, near Srinagar, by Pakistan harboured Jaish-e-Mohammed, the toll has risen to more than 45 CRPF soldiers. While the sensible persons in India mourn and get angry over this dastardly attack on our forces, we must remember how our soldiers in Kashmir were treated by the Politicians, Government, Media and the so-called left-liberal crooks in Delhi-like metro cities. Many Left-Liberal crooks in connivance with pro-Jihadi elements and some cunning fellows in media vilified the much respected Indian Army and Para-Military forces. Make no mistake, India’s Armed forces are one of the most disciplined armies in the world and are respected for it.
Yet, they are let down by us
Many crooks in media and the uncouth Left-Liberals unleashed all sorts of allegations and campaigned against soldiers in Kashmir for using pellet guns against Jihadi elements that were engaged in massive stone pelting. These stone-pelters were providing cover for terrorists to escape. All these fake human rights campaigns were aimed to destroy the morale of the forces, who many a time did not get the support of the Government.
The Central Government in Delhi under Prime Minister Narendra Modi succumbed several times to these fake campaigns and even acted against its own soldiers. For some strange reason, the BJP was bending to the tantrums thrown by their alliance partner PDP’s head and former Chief Minister, the diabolical Mehbooba Mufti.
Two recent instances that shook the morale of the forces
On November, 3, 2014, some teenagers (must remember majority of the stone pelters are teenagers and the Pulwama terrorist was also a teenager) crashed the check post with their Maruti Car and also did not stop at the second check post also in the Budgam area, which is hardly 40 kilometers from Pulwama. As the messages passed to the third check post to block the speeding car, the soldiers tried to stop and the teenagers-packed car did not stop. As a last step, the soldiers opened fire. Media and Kashmir sympathisers raised hell on this issue and portrayed this as Military aggression. The State Government run by Omar Abdullah also went overboard. At the end, the Defence Ministry was forced to issue a probe. Nobody came to the rescue of the soldiers asking why the teenagers did not stop the vehicle at check posts. Worse was to come – because of pressure from Delhi, the Army admitted it as their mistake, before the probe findings in five days and paid compensation to the teenagers’ families.
The then Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi went with the outrage created in Kashmir. Now the four soldiers in the third check post who shot at the speeding car are still in jail. (https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/army-set-to-punish-4-for-budgam-encounter-killings-in-kashmir/story-UmzsFmWSCVVG3d6WpiPiIL.html )
Then in December 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public meeting in Srinagar took credit on the action against these four soldiers. He said no human rights violations will be tolerated in Kashmir (Link: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/government-acted-against-army-men-accused-of-shooting-teenagers-pm-modi-710294 )
What happened after this incident? The Jihadi campaigners won. The check posts were diluted and shooting was avoided. The rule of shooting at the third check post was avoided. Now, this dilution became good for the explosive-laden SUV to travel undetected. We are not further discussing this issue. Now let us go to the second shameful issue.
Second shameful incident
The ever-talkative Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman is yet to utter a word on why she allowed the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to register an FIR against an Army team for murder and attempt to murder charges for firing at a stone pelting Jihadi mod ( Link : https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-filed-fir-against-army-after-consulting-defence-minister-nirmala-sitharaman-mehbooba-mufti-2579500 ) Mehbooba Mufti declared in the Assembly that she spoke to Nirmala to get clearance to register an FIR against Army officers. Till date no Defence Minister has allowed this and these kinds of cunning requests should have been rejected outright. Nirmala Sitaraman who talks on everything under the sun is keeping a criminal silence on this grave wrong as Defence Minister.
At last the Army Major’s father approached Supreme Court against the registration of FIR. On March 2018, the apex court stayed the state police’ FIR to fix the young Major who headed the unit, and was facing stone-pelting. (Link : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sc-stays-probe-against-major-in-shopian-firing-deaths/articleshow/63178012.cms )
The above mentioned two developments actually sabotaged the morale of forces in Kashmir. These incidents show the lack of support from political class to the soldiers. Now it is time to change the mindset of the vile political class, which always succumb to campaigns, mobocracy and vote banks.
 Army admits mistake in Chattergam shoot out, announces Rs.10L to each slain civilian – Nov 4, 2014, DNAIndia.com
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