This is in reference to write-up by Zaffar Mehdi, Why Freedom Is A War-Cry In Kashmir?
Not everything has been perfect in Kashmir. No doubt. But this has happended before - since the 13th century, and then, we had the unwelcome guests who would just not leave! It is in the history books, and minds of the most people affected by it. They have made the real sacrifices, faced savagery, murders, rapes, religious and business intolerance, and even expulsion from their homes when there was no administrative support available for their rescue. The rest all pales in its comparison. Then there are others who are just the spectators. They only use words on the loud speakers to get their personal goals at the expense of the innocent. They want to cash on the sacrifices of others whether for a cause or a circumstance. Such people have short and biased memory, and it is best we forget them. Don't be a sacrificial lamb, just grow-up!
Certainly, we should not listen to the meaningless lectures. Religious duties are fine, and a way of life for people. Otherwise, use your own common sense. You will be better off this way!
For the author:
When you write anything incendiary, you may please some people only.
You have put a few pages of history and hearsay that suited your whims after starting with rape in the Indian capital, and then just going off tangent.
In my view, you must do your own research or write the sources for such a piece of work. For example, the numbers like 100,000, 3700, 500, and 25 are just the ball-park numbers, and subject to questioning. This may lead to the veracity of your all statements.
A person released on the orders of a higher court may not be guilty in law but not always and really the same as an innocent person. It is just that it did not meet the standard and test of criminality. Perpetrators is another term which I would use hesitatingly.
By the way, how long have you enjoyed the freedom since you have been living in New Delhi?
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