Sometimes, it is only some time after the danger has passed that we come to know just how great the danger was. Think about some guy who worked at the World Trade Center but decided to take leave from work on Sept 11, 2001. It was probably much later in the day that he found out how incredibly lucky he was to be alive. After India’s great escape from the UPA government in May 2014, it is only now that we are learning how frighteningly anti-national our rulers were. We should feel lucky. We should all feel lucky.
First of all, we know that David Headley had named Ishrat Jahan long ago as a Lashkar operative in 2010 itself on being questioned in Chicago. But why wasn’t he questioned via videolink until 2016? Did the UPA government go so far as to hush up the testimony of terrorists of 26/11 to keep Modi out? And when David Headley repeated himself on video link this year about Ishrat’s terror links, it was absolutely chilling to watch the entire Congress ecosystem come together to try and discredit prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.
What a shame! What a shame!
I think I have said before that this new opposition, this new Congress under Madam Sonia Gandhi does not feel like a domestic political party any more. It feels like we are dealing with Pakistanis. To think that they would go after Ujjwal Nikam to try and save the reputation of a terrorist like Ishrat Jahan….
Much worse happened with the Afzal Guru case when Chidambaram said this:
On the good side, I am happy that Congress feels that it can never come back to power again and hence has no further stake in running the country. But on the much darker side, what is the Government of India supposed to say internationally now? When Pakistanis and jihadis point to Chidambaram’s words and say that a top minister in the Cabinet that took the decision to hang Afzal guru has said he might be innocent, what answer are we supposed to give? Mr. Chidambaram, you are out of power, but do you have no responsibility towards the country at all?
It gets darker and more chilling. I am running out of adjectives here:
What!!!! Is this true, Mr. Chidambaram? Is it true that you were loosely talking about such ultra high security issues to random journalists off the record? I am aghast. I shiver at the thought that you and your friends were in charge of India’s national security less than two years ago.
Let’s come to the recent chilling revelations in Ishrat case. I told you I am running out of adjectives:
“Former Home Secretary GK Pillai on Sunday said that his boss and former Home Minister P Chidambaram had changed an affidavit which described Ishrat Jahan and her aides as LeT operatives. Pillai claimed that Congress leader Chidambaram had recalled the file a month after the original affidavit was filed in Supreme Court.
In 2009, UPA government had submitted two affidavits within two months– one that the four, who were killed in an alleged fake encounter, were terrorists and the second saying there was no conclusive evidence of terror links.”
Did a top cabinet minister change an affidavit to save a terrorist’s reputation? In any other country, this would have been the biggest news of the year, but not in India. Instead ABP News is busy investigating the photograph of the Prime Minister’s 95 year old mother lying on a stretcher…
“RVS Mani, former under secretary (Internal Security) in the Union home ministry, the man who signed the two affidavits in the Ishrat case, has claimed that he was used as a rubber stamp by the government.
Stating that the evidence in Ishrat case was engineered, the former bureaucrat said that he was ordered to sign on the second affidavit and hinted that the SIT wanted him to implicate the Gujarat Intelligence Bureau officers
In an interview to Times Now, RVS Mani has alleged that he was tortured by SIT chief Satish Verma. “The SIT chief burnt me with cigarette stubs. I was chased by a CBI officer,” the former bureaucrat said in the interview.”
I am filled with such intense disgust that I am actually experiencing conflicting emotions. The BJP supporter in me wants to scream this information off the rooftops and bring everlasting public disgrace upon the Congress.
But you know what, there is another voice within me. The voice of an Indian who does not want our country to be disgraced. What am I supposed to scream off the rooftops? That the Union Cabinet of my country tried to help a terrorist? That instead of going after terrorists, our Union government actually tortured our bureaucrats, burned them with cigarette butts to get them to falsely implicate Intelligence officers of Gujarat? We are all Indians. How am I supposed to look people in the eye and admit that this is what my elected government did to my fellow Indians to save a Lashkar terrorist? Please tell me…