Why this double standard?

via HK published on November 18, 2005

The attack on the Panmana Ashram at Kollam turned out to be yet another proof of the secularist brigade’s motto that all are equal but some are more equal. Nobody other than chief minister Oommen Chandi and former chief minister AK Antony turned out at the Ashram when some vandals desecrated the statute of Goddess Saraswathi there. No accusations were leveled by the likes of Bhargavan and AB Bardhan. (Allosyus Barthelomew Bardhan!). There is a difference between the attacks on the Hindu establishments and the ones run by the minorities. Do you need another proof? Remember the October 29 bomb blasts in Delhi which claimed more than 60 Hindus who were out for the last minute Diwali shopping? Three members of a Kerala family perished in the attack. Vinod, one of the victims, was shopping on the eve of his departure to Thiruvananthapuram to participate in the naming ceremony of his new born, when one of the bombs detonated by the terrorists claimed his life. Take note, our secular media used the word ‘militants’ to describe the terrorists! For them the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaiesh-e-Mohammed are all militant organizations, not terrorists. Only the Bajrang Dal and Dr Praveen Togadia come under the category of terrorists!!


Did anyone of you come across statements by the Lefts and other so called secularists condemning the attack? How many of them called on the young widow of Vinod and other members of the bereaved families? All these self seekers expressed their ‘shock’ over the incident and they unanimously hoped that the bomb blasts would not derail the peace process between India and Pakistan. See the difference in their reaction! When a missionary who was involved in illegal proselitization was killed by an angry mob somewhere in Orissa, they brought the sky down. Yes, the killing of Graham Steins was unfortunate, but why this double standard? I did not see anybody from the red brigade expressing a bit of sympathy when the Islamic terrorists lynched Ashiwini Kumar, the RSS leader at Kannur.


Let me draw the attention of the esteemed readers to the Kargil operation. A number of Indian soldiers were brutally murdered by the Pakistani Army and the Islamic terrorists. For the first time around in the history of military operations, the bodies of the martyrs were sent home in special caskets. Noted columnist and chartered accountant S Gurumoorthy asked me well past the Kargil operations; “did you see any Muslim leaders at the Chennai airport to pay last respects to atleast one martyr?”. The answer was an emphatic no because I could not locate a single Muslim leader when the bodies of Major Saravanan and other soldiers from Tamil Nadu were brought to Chennai.                     


Did I notice the name of the top Muslim League  leader of the country in the list of participants who made it to the funeral of the notorious gangster Samad Khan who was gunned down by the assassins sent by Dawood Ibrahim? Any doubt? Refer to the Times Of India issues in October 1984.  


What happened to the probe on the Beypore blast in which a bomb exploded in a fishing boat which was all set to sail ? How many has been arrested in connection with the Ashiwini Kumar murder? The Kerala Police proved their caliber and capabilities by arresting a mentally retarded person for the attack on the Panmana Ashram! More is in store for us. Please wait…

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