Jammu and Kashmir’s former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said to the media, that the army takes action against four terrorists, but kills 20 civilians. Their action is more against civilians than terrorists. They killed 13 civilians in Pulwama and just one terrorist. They aim more at civilians than terrorists. Allegedly, he also said that Indian Army is planning to do a mass slaughter, under the guise of an all-out operation.
Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-E-Taiba’s spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi, along with the group’s head Mahmood Shah, in their press release via email said, “We have been of the same opinion as of the expressions of Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others from the beginning. India is… bringing back the era of Jagmohan by imposing the Governor law so as to sabotage the infrastructure and commit a massacre of innocents. It is a move to further intensify mass killings.”
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader from Kashmir and former union minister Saifuddin Soz also supported former Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf’s stand on Kashmir, that given a chance to decide freely, Kashmiri people would like to be independent. He said that Musharraf’s stand is correct even today, and has written similar stuff in his upcoming book Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle.
It is expected, that the Pakistani military establishment and media will play upon the statement, as they did when Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had asked for evidence of surgical strikes from the Army, in September 2016. It’s not new for Congress leaders to act like this, as former Madhya Pradesh CM and senior leader Digvijay Singh had also alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had done the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, to blame Pakistan and Muslims.
He was recently proven wrong when 3 time Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif in an interview to Pakistan’s Dawn news in May, had admitted that the attacks were done by Pakistani terrorists. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, who has been a former union minister and Rajyasabha MP had asked Pakistan, to ‘remove’ Modi in 2015. However, the Congress party on all occasions has said that these leaders were expressing their personal opinion.
But people are no longer ready to buy this argument. In fact, Congress party’s National President Rahul Gandhi needs to explain his support to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) leaders when they had shouted anti-national slogans supporting terrorists Afzal Guru and asking ‘Azadi’ for Kashmir. He had also accused PM Modi of doing ‘Khoon Ki Dalali’ during a rally in UP.
A Wikileaks cable recorded in August 2009 had also alleged that Rahul Gandhi had told the then American ambassador Timothy Roemer, that Hindus and ‘Hindu terrorism’ were a ‘bigger threat’ to India, than ‘islamic terrorism’. Since, Ghulam Nabi Azad is a prominent muslim leader of the Congress and is close to Rahul Gandhi, it’s very unlikely that the Congress will take any action against him.
Such statements have been given by many other Congress leaders as well. They give a perception that Congress is an anti-national and behaves similar to Pakistani terrorist groups, giving statements in their and Pakistan’s support, as well as toeing its line on various issues. As a result, Congress tends to lose the support of any and everyone who loves this country, and according to The Youth, this might be a big reason behind their electoral ‘failures’.