This is in response to the article “Think beyond obvious: Will this bloodshed ever end? by Amit Kushari dated 12th of September 2011. The writer has tried to connect Delhi blasts with the unrest in Kashmir and North Eastern states. I am in agreement with a few arguments made by the retired IAS Officer in his write up. First, Indian state has crushed the people in Manipur, Nagaland and Kashmir, and they have been doing so for a long time with many acts giving Indian troops immunity to any kind of prosecution. Second, India needs to resolve Kashmir and Northeastern issues. True, Indian has to resolve the Kashmir Imbroglio, for its own survival and existence. But, the political argument made by the writer that these blasts are linked to Kashmir and North East is not correct. If this is the case, then what about Lokesh Sharma and Devender Gupta, both activists of RSS and BJP accused of carrying terrorists’ acts in Mecca Masjid? what about the Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand the main and senior RSS activist and now in the Jail? There are many evidences and police FIR’s which clearly indict the Hindu terror outfits for these heinous terrorist acts. So to find a Kashmir connection with Delhi blasts is totally nonsense. India instead of going to Kashtawar, in Jammu region and arresting school going children on the charges of carrying out Delhi blasts should reopen the Aseemanand file. They will definitely find more concrete answers and evidences which will help India to avert more such tragedies in the future.
S. Fayaz Ahmad