BJP is in no mood to stop attacking the Congress over the controversial remarks on Kashmir by its leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz.
The controversies had begun on Thursday after Ghulam Nabi Azad said that army operations in Kashmir had left more civilians dead than terrorists. On the other hand, another veteran Congress leader Saifuddin Soz agreed with suggestion of the former Pakistan president Parvez Musharraf in which he had said that Kashmiris would prefer to be independent. These comments have also been made by Soz in his soon to be released book.
On Friday, Union minister Arun Jaitley tweeted on the Kashmir issue and said that it was a law and order issue and a time consuming political solution is not the answer,
Union minister Arun Jaitley said “This is not ‘muscular’. It is the rule of law,” the minister wrote in a Facebook post titled ‘Who is threatening human rights?’
“A fidayeen is willing to die,” he wrote. “He is also willing to kill. Should he be dealt with by offering Satyagraha before him?”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi was asked by Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to take action against Azad and Soz for their remarks.
Prasad said the comments of Azad will get support from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and will make Pakistan happy.
Prasad described the comments as “Shameful and irresponsible,” and the BJP had become a “corner stone” of its politics in which national interest at times takes a back seat.
Union minister Jitendra Singh said “What we witness in Kashmir today is, in fact, a cumulative outcome of a series of blunders committed by the Congress leadership, beginning right from the infamous Nehruvian blunders.”
BJP withdrew its alliance from the J&K government recently and the war of words between the BJP and the Congress began soon after. Congress blamed BJP and said it will “worsen the security situation” adding that this was the exact reason that the state had to be brought under governor’s rule.
Jaitley questioned human rights organizations which, he said, “have never spoken about the deprivation of the human rights of the innocent citizens who are victims of their violence.”
He wrote “They have never a tear to shed in the indiscriminate killing of the security personnel.”
According to Jaitley, Maoist-sponsored human rights organisations only espouse the cause of separatism and violence – be it Kashmir or Chhattisgarh. They, he claimed, have brought a bad name to the precious and valuable concept of human rights.
Jaitley said that one has to recognize the capacity of such organizations to synchronize with opinion makers in the western world as well as with global human rights organisations. He further alleged that Rahul Gandhi had supported those who had raised inti national slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad and that now the Congress President is exhibiting sympathy for those organizations.
(Adapted from TheHindustanTimes.com)