Post Mortem

Answer fire with fire (on Pulwama attack)

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/17/2019 12:04:50 PM IST

 I don’t know what it entirely is in us but surely, there is anger and frustration, and a lot of them. 45 innocent souls simply ripped out of their working flesh...for what? Every single one of the members for the terrorist outfit responsible for this should be torn into pieces. “What goes around comes around” shouldn’t be for sentiments alone.

Jaish-e-Mohammad has been responsible for many such attacks on India. And I used to feel good about the surgical strike of 2016 but when I look back now, I want to shout “That is not enough”. Because clearly, they came up more emboldened. Put the terror back in their heads, India. Unite for once. Irrespective of ideologies, race or color. Don’t ever even think of politicizing this one- not even to one family or one person. Don’t fight back as the government doing it- fight back as India doing it.

The Parliament, the political parties, CBI, NIA, RAW, IB, CAPF, paramilitary forces, Indian Armed Forces, even the police of required places and most importantly the people, should all work as the only two wheels of the chariot. Only then, every single responsible evil from start will be caught. It is not enough that the terrorist group is pointed out or Pakistan is humiliated in public. While, these are important measures, what about the people who handed out information to these reprobates? The 270 km route was suppose to be a peaceful one, but surely there were these coward informers masquerading as citizens of India and these men shouldn’t just be killed, they should be executed in such a way that they remain remarkably anti-examples to those who might possibly become like them in future.

I condemn Pakistan. Pakistan is cut off from being even known as a younger brother to India. It cannot act innocent of the crime. I used to see hope for a better relation between the two countries but not anymore. How easy is it to turn blind eye on what’s happening at your nose and how hard is it to execute one person? The leaders of these terrorist groups roam as free citizens in the land and the filthy nation pays for them because these terrorists serve their purpose. Same action and same intention only with a different identity. It is clear as day light. Pakistan should have zero say on the harshest of the harshest sanctions imposed on it by every single country in this world. People of Pakistan, if you are here for humanity and peace, raise a revolution and topple everything. Your leaders are leading you to a death pit.

What does India have to learn here? Well, nothing much besides the massive fatuous error of overlooking a giant SUV with 3500 kg of explosives charging towards the already aware vulnerable group of 78 trucks carrying 2500 personnel. Have you heard about the ‘trolley dilemma’ of running over a friend or five strangers? Many choose the five to survive. And here that one friend is the Prime Minister, the President, the governors and other political heads. I’m not asking to minimize their security and put them at risk. But each life has equal worth. These personnel should’ve been given more security protection. It wasn’t an ordinary convoy of a thousand men, while even such convoy are always given air protection all around the world. There are further more steps that should’ve been taken that military men would know better and I’m sure they have learned to keep it, sadly, in a harder way.

I have nothing much to say right now but to hope that the departed souls rest in peace. And I don’t contradict the system of monetary compensation to the families of the bereaved. I understand that the loss of a loved one cannot be quantified in terms of currency, but what’s better option to show that their loss was indeed a debt that the country took to its heart and that it truly owes the family of the martyr he was looking after.

Now is that moment of a country that comes once in a lifetime where a bloody counter strike can be justified not just in the international politics, but even in conscience of beings.

Motsuthung Yanthan, Dimapur


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