‘Such statements made by politicians confuse our youth’
As Told To Gayatri Mohan
A 40-year-old Srinagar resident tells Kashmir Central that terror operators take months to brainwash and radicalize the youth and deepen the anti-India sentiment. “Farooq achieved this with a single stroke”
The statement made by Farooq Abdullah attacks the dignity of the national flag. The flag is beyond religion, community or political affiliation.
Farooq is a former chief minister of J&K. He is a sitting MP. People with pro-Pakistan mindset get a boost when a man like Farooq mocks the national flag. By doing so, he is mocking India.
This is not just condemnable. You have no idea how this boosts the mindset of those who are anti-India. All the efforts made for peace go back by about ten years.
The Pakistani mindset gets a boost. People get an opportunity for bad talk about India. They say, “Dekho, ye raha CM, MP. See what he is saying about India. What can you expect us ordinary people to feel about India?”
Such statements push people, especially the youth, into a state of confusion. This has serious consequences.
You know the mindset here. The youth think – this man who is MP and was the CM for so long – when he is not acknowledging India as his country – is ke peeche bhi koi logic hoga.
Irresponsible Statements Deepen Confusion
This is how the confusion deepens. Pakistan pays many people in Kashmir to keep the anti-India sentiment strong. These people grab the opportunity to demean India. “Ye ex CM hai, ab MP hai. Jab is ke nahin huye to hamare kya honge. Iske hote to ye aisi baat nahin karta.”
Terror operators take months to brainwash and radicalize the youth and deepen the anti-India sentiment. Farooq achieved this with a single stroke. But this cannot and should not be allowed to continue. Already we have paid a very heavy price in Kashmir. If politicians give statements where the nation’s security is at stake, legal action should be initiated against the guilty person.
If politicians give statements jahan nation daanv pe lagta hai, legal action should be taken. Not just nation. Aisi statements se hamari security daanv pe lagti hai.
With his statement, Farooq has hurt the dignity of the flag. The flag has no political or religious affiliation. It is beyond religion or party. For 30 or 40 years his office and his vehicle bore the flag of India. Everything that he enjoys today, he enjoys because of his association with the flag of India. Now he doesn’t want the flag here?
For years together as CM, which flag did he unfurl on national days like Jan 26 or August 15? Now because he does not have the power to unfurl the jhanda, he says that keep it in your house.
They crafty people take political benefit from their statements. Do they have any idea how much mehnat and qurbani it takes to undo the damage that they unleash.
Jamaatis use such statements to strengthen the anti-India sentiment. They say, “Look, this is the man who has been CM, MP. Today he also knows about India and says this.”
However much we may deny, the fact is that this man is regarded as our political representative. But imagine his irresponsibility towards the Kashmiri people.
By giving such statements, our politicians make people in other states hate the Kashmiris for their faux posturing. But by their insensitive remarks, the politicians make fellow Indians hate the Kashmiris.
Poor Kashmiris take loans for the education of their children in good professional colleges in other states. They mortgage the jewelry owned by the family but send the child to study so that he is able to secure his future. But by their insensitive remarks, the politicians make fellow Indians hate the Kashmiris.
In their statements, these so-called political leaders of Kashmir say that India must talk to Kashmir. They say that Kashmir is a masla. They acknowledge and label it as a masla. These statements provoke the youth. The statements made by the Jamaat, the statements made by the Hurriyat – our so-called mainstream political leaders say the same thing. What does this convey?
Farooq Didn’t Say This When The Flag Was On His Office And Vehicle
When the flag was on his office, he didn’t say it. Now that he is out of power, he says – keep it in your house. If any rational Kashmiri had questioned him on this, in ki bolti band hoti.
Farooq, Mehbooba – these people are our so-called leaders. But they push the youth into a state of confusion. Then it becomes very difficult to retrieve the youth from that state. Bohot zyada mehnat, bohot zyada sacrifice lagti hai. Their children don’t walk that terrible path. Only the children of poor Kashmiris are chosen to get doomed.
Such statements push people, especially the youth, into a state of confusion. This has serious consequence
By giving such statements, our politicians make people in other states hate the Kashmiris for their faux posturing. But by their insensitive remarks, the politicians make fellow Indians hate the Kashmiris Such soft separatist tactics are a blot on his stellar record
and seasoned politician. There are people who praise him for saying
Farooq Abdullah is a senior with extreme pride that he is an Indian. For such an eminent person who has been so vocal against terrorism and has always taken a tough stand against terrorists, such soft separatist tactics are a blot on his stellar record. They also put a big question mark on what his progeny shall do to effectively address the challenge of soft separatism.
Farooq Abdullah is a person of high stature who has been CM for multiple tenures, a union minister and MP. He has been conferred with prestigious awards. For such a person to stoop so low for petty political gains is extremely unfortunate.