Ending of the hostage drama, Maoist has released the abducted collector of Malkangir, Orissa. The collector was originally to be released on Wednesday, was held back as the rebels come up with fresh demands including the release of another five Maoist from Jail. However, Shri R Vineet Krishna collector was finally released without meeting the demand. Happy ending of the hostage drama brought smiles and happiness among everybody's face especially the family members of the official.
But in last a question also arise, even the incident of terrorism and insurgency in increasing day by day but we are not learning the lesson from that. Where other nations are becoming tough against terrorism/insurgency but we are getting softer and softer day by day.
Maoist today released these abducted official but they have not ended their violence, tomorrow they may kill someone else, so only face and body will be different but killing will be on as usual as early. What India will get , we will be looser always in exchange tactics.
Being an India, we have very poor memory power and forget things very fast. Indian state looks very venerable as never before. Why I am saying this, because this is most evident from the recent incident of terrorism. Instead of standing up and daring those who use guns and bombs to terrorize us. We are kneeling down under their pressure. We meekly surrender, thus expose ourselves to further violence.
One incident happened in early 1980, in Feb 84 when an Indian diplomat was kidnapped by members of the then UK based JKLF . Within hours of kidnapping, the abductor issued their list of demands, which included million pounds and the release of their leader Maqbool Butt who was kept in Tihar jail after being pronounced to death for killing. There was a hectic effort to convince the Iron lady Mrs Indira Gandhi, the then PM of India to accept the demand of abductors but Iron lady was unmoved with no talks, no deals principle. After someday the body of the abducted diplomat was found. He was shot dead.
But what India did, within 5 days the mercy petition of Maqbool But was turned down and he was executed.So I will like the tit for tat policy of Government of India and during the period of 1984-1989 the JKLF cadres were on the run due to this tit for tat policy. But so called pseudo intellectuals had criticized this tit for tat policy of GOI..
The trend of exchange offer was started after the arrival of VP Singh Government with the release of Rubbiya Sayeed and the major casualty was the release of 3 dreaded Kashmiri militants in exchange of 216 IC-814 passengers at Kandhar.
In these two releases, we have saved one particular Rubiya Sayeed and 216 passengers of IC-814 flight but don't know how many Rubiya Sayeed and 216 passenger has been killed since then by the release dreaded Militants.So tit for tat with no talks , no deals policy is the best policy. We could have absorbed the loss of few people to secure the security of million. Enough is Enough.
Jai Hind Jai Bharat