Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Encounter Politics of Secular India

Today the “Secular Saints” of India must be having  their thumbs in the mouth and on a mourning  as Judge MB Gosavi  of special CBI court in Mumbai discharged BJP President Amit Shah  from the alleged fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.  The Special Judge observed that the evidence against Shah was “insufficient and unacceptable” to not discharge him from the case. 

Sohrabuddin Sheikh was an underworld gangster,  who had more than 60 pending criminal cases against him in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra at the time of his death in 2005, ranging from extorting protection money from marble factories in Gujarat and Rajasthan, to working with mafia dons like Dawood Ibrahim and Abdul Latif, for procuring weapons and explosives from Pakistan and supplying to various terrorist and anti-national groups in India. Sheikh was also associated with the banned global terrorist organization LeT and the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. In a 1994 case investigated by the Ahmedabad crime branch, he was co-accused along with Dawood Ibrahim and convicted for 5 years for waging war against the Govt. of India, planning an attack on the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Orissa and other offences under the IPC, Arms Act. In 1999, he was again detained under the National Security Act by the Madhya Pradesh Govt.  Around the time he was killed, the Rajasthan Govt. had announced a reward on his head for killing Hamid Lata in broad daylight in the heart of Udaipur, on 31st Dec, 2004. To escape the police, Sheikh fled with his family from Gujarat to Hyderabad. During investigation, 24 AK-56 rifles, 27 hand grenades, 5250 cartridges, 81 magazines were seized from his family home in Madhya Pradesh.

Fake or not, encounters are welcome for killing Anti-India Terrorists.  What’s wrong in killing an arms smuggler,  who ran an extortion racket and had links with Pakistani Jihadi organizations?  Let the “Secular Saints”  of India consisting of politicians, human right activists, intellectuals and media argue and shout from the roof tops.  Who cares for them? We must kill such terrorist supporters, sympathisers and accomplices at every opportunity. Rather than police cases and investigations, people who are involved in such encounters should be rewarded. The encounter might not be completely genuine but what CBI has completely failed to explain is what was the ulterior motive of Gujarat Police to kill these people other than saving our nation and its people from terrorist attacks. The so called human rights organizations can just watch the killing of thousands of civilians by terrorists but they can't miss a chance to malign the image of our security agencies even when known terrorists are killed, who are waging war against this nation & its people. They call such killings FAKE encounters. 

While there is no denying the fact that Security Forces have to be accountable for their actions, it should also be remembered that this is an asymmetric war waged against an enemy who does not play by the rules & that nowhere in the world such organizations engaged in a shadowy war against jihadi terrorists, operate and can succeed within the rules applicable to normal security agencies dealing with common criminals. After the various jihadi terror attacks in India in public places including 2001 Parliament attack and specially the Indian airlines plan hijack incident of 1999, the security agencies had taken a decision to minimize taking such terrorists in custody. Also, if we analyse many other encounters including Batala House in Delhi, we will find that this was not the only case where some terrorists could have been taken into custody instead of killing. Jihadi terrorists should be treated as special class of criminals & enemies of the state and must be eliminated without any hesitation. Even the collateral damage, if it occurs must be overlooked for the safety of the country & its citizens. India has shed enough blood & the criminally insane agents of Pakistan/Bangladesh, who behave like bloodhounds should be shot at site as it is in the interest of the security of the masses. 

The secular politicians of the Congress variety (Congress, the UPA allies, the Janata Parivar and Left parties) and their stooge electronic media never talk  about the terrorist angle of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his accomplices because it hurts their vote bank politics of appeasement of a minority community. They conveniently forget that he was a terrorist, who was engaged in a war against our nation from within. Should the Gujarat Govt waited till he became another Dawood Ibrahim? As a next step, Amit Shah should  counter charge the CBI alongwith it’s the then political masters for dragging him to court. Let the truth be known, whether CBI was forced to drag Amit Shah into this case by the Italian maid, who even wept for the terrorists killed in Batla House encounter. These pseudo secular  political parties and intellectuals with vested interests, who earned their livelihood for decades from licking boots of  Congress regime will definitely cry today on TV debates on this development.