Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Omar Abdullah and AFSPA

Omar Abdullah has done it again by promising the withdrawal of AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in Kashmir. This is a miscalculated move by someone in political turmoil especially after a close aide was found dead in mysterious circumstances. With a vociferous opposition damning every move he makes, Omar seems to have committed a grave error by treading the opportunistic path. It is the AFSPA that keeps Kashmir and the country safe and if the army was removed from sensitive areas it would be easy for the militants to infiltrate into the valley and beyond. An increase in militancy would threaten the lives of the Abdullahs and the peace lovers of Kashmir. It is too easy to forget the bloody past. Omar must abandon this dangerous path and permit the army to provide safety to himself, the valley and the entire nation.

8 comments :

parkerd said...

Yes, I agree. It looks like Omar is swinging the axe onto his own feet. He is very well respected even back home where I come from for his strong views against militancy. As an observer of the Indian scene, I must admit his reputation has taken a bit of a hammering as he plays to some weird constituency. He must find the old Omar I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Omar is young and brash. He needs to take the counsel from seniors like his experienced father.

Maurice P said...

I agree with all of you.

Anonymous said...

There you go again.

Vivek Pereira said...

Calm down, guys.

Anonymous said...

Omar Abdullah is still inexperienced.

Maurice P said...

To traitors like me, it doesn't make a difference.

dorothy p said...

A lot seems to be happening in India these days (sigh).