It was in December 1999 that the Kandahar episode unfolded. Terrorists hijacked an Indian Airlines plane and parked it in a terror-friendly country. This was an Emergency for the then Vajpayee-govt. What transpired on TV had made my blood boil. This is the episode on TV that made me think about writing about our criminal media. Back then we didn’t have many forums on the net to write other than message boards and mails/letters to media houses. People like Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai and other Congress-friendly reporters were intimidating families of the hostages and poking mics into their faces. They were encouraging chest-beating and excessive wailing. The reporters were creating an extremely panic situation around the PMO and in elsewhere studio-musicians like Prannoy Roy were into excessive hype in trashing the GOI. That is when I realised that our media is predominantly anti-BJP, anti-Hindu and a doormat for the Congress and Commies. The crisis ended when three terrorists were let off by GOI in exchange for the hostages. The suffering Indians were brought back home to their families.
Since then, whenever there has been a debate on the failings of the Congress over terrorism they had only one thing to point out – the release of three terrorists by the BJP govt in 1999. They ranted the BJP was “soft on terror”. Events that unfold in the future have a very harsh way of bringing the truth to us. Sometimes terrible truths. Since they came to power in 2004 the Congress has hatched a diabolical plan to paint Hindus as terrorists and mollycoddle real Islamic terrorists. They even coined the term “Saffron Terror” while being afraid to call Islamic terrorism. The BJP is no different in that either. Afraid to identify Islamic terrorism for what it is. Quite unexpectedly, an old news breaks on May 16 of what the Congress govt really felt about terrorism and terrorists.
That’s a report of TOI being quoted by Zee. The recent Pathankot terror attack at an Airforce base had a handler who was released by Congress in May 2010. His name is reportedly Shahid Latif. That’s not all. Latif wasn’t the only one. The Congress released … Let me just quote the TOI report:
“High-level sources told TOI that 47-year-old Latif, who was in an Indian jail for 11 years for acts of terrorism, was among 25 militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and JeM who were freed on May 28, 2010, as part of the Centre's outreach to the hostile neighbour. They were lodged in jails in Jammu, Srinagar, Agra, Varanasi, Naini (UP) and Tihar, and were deported to Pakistan through Wagah… Interestingly, Latif's release was sought by the same Jaish terrorists who had hijacked Indian Airlines flight IC-814 and managed to get their chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, freed along with two others in exchange for 154 passengers in December 1999. However, the then Vajpayee government had refused to release Latif and 31 others on Jaish's "wish list".
So the Congress released a terrorist which the BJP had refused to. Fantastic, isnt’t it? Congress released over two dozen terrorists as a gesture of “goodwill” to Pakistan. The party is actually worse than the JNU traitors. This constitutes a clear case of anti-national act. The BJP had exchanged terrorists under duress and under a crisis to save 150 Indians from possible death. What was the compulsion for Congress? NOTHING, simply NOTHING. Obviously, these acts don’t happen unless there is a bigger force that compels a govt to act in this fashion. And the Congress cronies were absolutely quiet when this news broke. And if at all someone did speak it was absolute balderdash. Here’s the so-called “wheeler-dealer” jumping to the defence of the party:
Shekhar Gupta tries a poor hand at Monkey-Balancing. He is probably learning it from Rajdeep Sardesai. Fact: The Kandahar exchange, although avoidable, was made under a crisis to save 150 Indians. What were the reasons for Congress to simply release 25 terrorists? None! And even if they made a decision to do so, why was it cloaked under such secrecy. Why was the deal, if any, with Pakistan not made public? What was the benefit India received for this stupid act? SG won’t ask. Like I always say, so-called journalists aren’t very bright people. And they prove it over and over again. The release of 25 terrorists is simply unwarranted and an insult to the memory of their victims and that of the soldiers these terrorists may have killed or injured.
It even gets better that after this criminal act, the Congis went around the world claiming Hindu terror was a bigger threat India than LeT or other Paki terrorists. The little Pappu even made such a statement to an American diplomat. They didn’t stop there. They hatched the Ishrat conspiracy to eliminate Narendra Modi from political survial. They jailed many cops over her killing. HM P. Chidambaram falsified affidavits. PC even came out implicitly in support of the “AfzalPremiGang” claiming they may have made a mistake in hanging Afzal. What nonsense this party has heaped on this country over terrorism is simply unbelievable. RahulG, SoniaG and others like Oscar Fernandes claim the Gandhis have made a lot of sacrifices for India. Yes, I can clearly see who and what they sacrificed.
Not happy enough with releasing Pak terrorists the Congress slapped a lot of suspicious cases against Sadhvi Pragya, Col Purohit and Aseemanand in the Samjhauta and Malegaon terror attacks. Congress destroyed many lives in these bogus cases. The responsibility for this must clearly lie at the doorstep of UPA chairperson SoniaG. The party is sinking and for good reasons. Terror-sympathy, fake Hindu Terror chants and extreme corruption and scams. I have a modest suggestion to the party to change their election slogan:
I clearly suspect the UPA and Congress were working to the orders of many foreign forces and powers. This is proved by their actions and their utterances. RahulG even landed up at JNU to support anti-nationals. What they have practiced is Goodwill Terror against India and particularly against Hindus for unknown forces that want India broken. Congress must die – in that rests the future of a peaceful and prosperous India.