Pulwama Terrorist Attack - comments

This country is going mad

    Imagine having to spend half your salary or more buying water, sometimes only available illegally from criminals. Or if water taps in your area only ran once a fortnight in the middle of the night for less than two hours. That was the situation for millions in the city of Karachi. It's heart wrenching to see a mother walk  several hundred meters to get a few buckets of water;  there's a thirsty disabled child waiting at home. This country is going mad. Why aren’t they building dams? Rather buying nukes and arms.                                              Social media response from Karachi

I told  Imran,  let us fight against poverty and illiteracy.. Narendra  Modi recalled

        Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw a challenge to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, asking him to act honourably by bringing to justice those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack. Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Tonk, PM Modi recalled the phone call he made to Mr Khan to congratulate him for winning the Pakistani elections last year.  "I told him there have been plenty of fights between India and Pakistan. Pakistan got nothing. Every time, we won. I told him let us fight against poverty and illiteracy. He told me, 'Modi ji, I am the son of a Pathan. I speak true and I do true'. Today, the time has come for him to stand true to his words. I will see whether he stands true to his words or not," he said.  Pathans, an ethnic group with roots in Iran, are known for their deep sense of honour and self-respect.

The Pak govt. must pay the price..                 Iran commander General Mohammed Ali Jafari ‚Äč                    Iran has blamed Pakistan for a suicide attack on a bus carrying Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in Sistan Baluchistan, which killed 27.  The attack was claimed by the Jihadist outfir Jaish al-Adl  Iran Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Mohammed Ali Jafari  blamed Pakistan’s army and  Inter-Services  Intelligence  agency for sheltering the Jihadists. The Islamic Republic of Iran expects Pakistan’s government and army to seriously confront …the terrorist groups active on its border with Iran. Jafari told the mourners who gathered at funerals for the dead in the city of Isfahan. “The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harbouring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high”.

Pakistan is a country that is not easily embrassed..Kanti Bajpai

         Pakistan is a country that is not easily embrassed, having harboured Osama Bin Laden for years just hundreds of meters from a Pakistani military academy.  It is a country of nearly 200 million people with 2nd largest Muslim population.  It is located next to the Oil rich Gulf emirates Iran and Afghanistan, possesses nuclear weapons and powerful allies in China and Muslim world.  As the south Asian Security expert Stephen Cohen has noted, it is a country that is happy to put a gun to its own head to spread fear among its interlocutors who exactly, then, is going to turn their backs on Pakistan. 

Modiji’s ‘hugplomacy’ breaking protocolat the air port is shame to the country..Randeep Surjewala

                       The Congress criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for receiving Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport, Prime Minister Modi broke with protocol on Tuesday evening as he went to the airport for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's arrival  The Congress     spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted. “National interests v/vModiji’s ‘hugplomacy’ breaking protocol, grand welcome to those who pledged USD 20 billion to Pakistan and praised Pakistan’s ‘antiterror’ efforts.  Is it your way of the remembering martyrs of Pulwama?”  Would you show courage to ask Saudi Arabia to undo their ‘Joint Statement’ with Pak virtually rejecting India’s demand for designating asood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’?”

Fight the enemy within and outside

                                                               Sagarika Ghose

        This tragic time may be a moment of opportunity for us. – for you and the rest of India – to forge a new contract for 21st century.  This means to make common cause and fight the enemy within and outside, to tackle the violent majoritarian Hindutva mobs ad mount an equal challenge to the violent jihadists who only want to use your bodies for their political agenda and don’t desire your welfare progress.                                                       


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