Saturday, June 24, 2017
There must be all-round condemnation of the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith by an angry mob to death outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. When the police officer was being beaten, stoned and lynched to death, prominent separatist leader Mirwaiz Omar Farooq was giving lecture inside the Masjid and exhorting the mob to raise slogans like Musa, Musa, Jakir Musa and Jakir Musa. This is the second incident in recent months that those who believed in Indian constitution and served the nation were killed. The army officer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Umer Fayaz was killed because he was in Indian army. DSP Ayub Pandith was beaten and stoned to death because he was serving the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a police officer. The mob outside the Jamia Masjid made the DSP naked and stoned him to death. His fault was only that his name was Mohammad Ayub Pandith. He may have been mistaken for a Pandit Brahman of Kashmir. He was killed in the line of service. He was on duty and doing surveillance on the people outside the Jamia Masjid as inside Mirwaize Farooq's preaching was going on. DSP was allegedly making a video of the activity of the mob. The mob chased him and he fired three shots from his service revolver in self defence in which three people were allegedly injured. But ultimately, DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith was overpowered and lynched to death by the mob. The time has come for the govt. of India and Jammu and Kashmir to take decisive action against the jehadi elements, terrorists and separatist leaders in the state. They deserve to be brutally crushed. The state police are meant for the security of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. And if they were targeted by a mob of people in this way, it would be very difficult for them to exercise restraint. The time has come for the govt. of India to impose President's Rule in the state, and the Armed Forces were given free hand to crush and finish all jehadi, separatist elements, and terrorists. The separatist leaders of Jammu and Kashmir must be immediately stripped of all privileges and perks. The security cover given to them by the govt. must be also be withdrawn immediately. Their sources of income must be cut off immediately. If Mirwaiz Farooq had tried to save the innocent DSP from the attack of the mob, he could have easily done. All the separatist leaders are the life takers of innocent Indians. They openly act as the agents of Pakistan. They eat breath and live in India but dance to the tune of Pakistan. Why don't they realize howsoever they may try, they would never succeed in their nefarious design? The govt. of India must act to close all their channels of Pakistan. All the separatist leaders must put into jail under AFSPA. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will remain so. No power on earth can snatch away Kashmir from India. Jammu and Kashmir is the soul of India. The nefarious design of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir is carried forward by the separatist leaders in the state. An overwhelming majority of the people of the state has nothing to do with the slogan of Azadi. They are Indians and believe in Indian Constitution. As long as the separatist leaders continue to be left free, they would carry their nefarious deign on the behest of Pakistan as they are its agents in Jammu and Kashmir. So, all the separatist leaders must be put in jail and stripped of all govt. facilities. When the prominent separatist leader like Mirwaiz Faruq connived with the mob attacking police offer who was on security duty, how does he deserve to be given police protection? The time is ripe for decisive action. One thing also must be taken into consideration that the PDP-BJP govt. has failed on all counts in the state. Under the Chief Ministership of Mehbooba Mufti, anarchy, lawlessness increased to an unbearable level. The Narendra Modi-led NDA govt. must also think of imposing President's Rule in the state.