Even before the bodies of the CRPF Jawans have arrived back to their families, there are all sorts of views being expressed by people.
Some are posting views on how it is the atrocities of the Indian Army or Govt which is creating the terrorists.
At the same time there are others who are forwarding messages urging people to boycott Kashmiri goods and Kashmir tourism.
Not everyone who faces atrocities at the hands of the Govt or the Army becomes a terrorist.
There are many who join NGO or becomes social leaders and take the matters to court.
The actions of a Terrorist will always remain the actions of a coward and no amount of atrocities can justify someone picking up a gun or bombing innocent people.
Attacking innocent people is not an act of war. It’s an act of cowardice.
Even wars are declared openly. That’s what differentiates a coward terrorist from a soldier even if he is on the other side of the fence.
Terrorism cannot be justified or condoned for whatever reasons.
Meanwhile, the actions of one person or a group of people do not represent the entire clan of people.
One cannot put the onus of terrorism in Kashmir on all the Kashmiris.
If you believe that Kashmir is a part of India then you have to accept that Kashmiris are your brethren too. By asking to boycott the entire Kashmir you are clearly saying that you don’t care about the people of Kashmir but only the piece of land is what you want.
In these times where narratives are being sprung out intentionally to polarize people it is important that sanity prevails amongst the thinkers.
If an extreme stand is taken, you are being a part of that very narrative which the politicians want to spin around you.
The only religion of Terrorism is Hatred. The more you fan hate, the more terrorism succeeds.
Please do not be a party to this narrative of hate, even unintentionally. It is not going to help anyone but those who make a business out of it.
This post was first published by Darshan Mondkar on his Facebook Timeline.
Disclaimer: While my sympathies lie with those who face atrocities at the hands of the Govt, there is no chance that I am going to condone the acts of terror.