January 21, 2020

Abusing remarks for political appeasement

The growing tendency of public functionaries appointed by the incumbent Narendra Modi led BJP government at the centre and the senior leaders of BJP to hurl abuses on Kashmiris does not head to any dead end as Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat in his abusing remark has said that Kashmiris use internet for watching “dirty films” on U-tube. The Niti Aayog member is not the only public functionary to virtually hurl abuses on Kashmiris but Harayana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khatar also hurled abuses on Kashmiri girls in August last year days after the bifurcation of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state into two union territories and withdrawal of special status under article 370 and article 35 A. While the Harrayana Chief Minister in a bid to draw political mileage from the bifurcation of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state into two union territories and scrapping of special status under article 370 and article 35 A passed on an abusing remark during an election rally in his state, the Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat just to show that he is more loyal than the king used filthy words on use of internet in Kashmir. While both Khattar and Saraswat have under mounting public criticism retracted from the abusing remarks against the people of Kashmir, the people holding top positions in the central government and senior leaders of BJP have not sought any explanation for abusing Kashmir from either Khatar or Saraswat. Unfortunately the top public functionaries in the country are stooping down too low to abuse the people of a particular region and religion for the purposes of political appeasement and there is no dead end to this highly condemnable tendency of the top public functionaries. Questions won’t be asked if any top functionary of the incumbent central government or senior leader of the BJP would have sought explanations or resignations from either Khattar or Saraswat for using filthy words bringing into disrepute the public offices held by them. Interestingly only the opposition leaders and civil society members condemned the abusive remarks of both Khatar and Saraswat but people in both the government and as well as BJP choose to remain silent over such highly condemnable and objectionable abusive remarks of highly responsible public functionaries .
Even naives understand that silence of the top leaders of both the central government and as well as the BJP is by all standards of understandabilities disrespect to the human emotions of the people of Kashmir and as well as morality in public life. All that should have been noticed is the irrefutable fact that the abusive remark of Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat is in total contradiction to the observations of the supreme court which has declared internet “ a fundamental right”.


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