Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WHEN YOU TO THINK HARD, DEEP AND FAR














“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.”

- Thomas Paine
There is a fierce debate going on – and, it doesn’t seem to end – on the manner we have responded to terrorism in Kashmir, particularly, on the manner our government has responded to the latest Uri killings.

Those who are extremely loyal to P.M. Narendra Modi are busy defending him… why the measured response is the most sensible thing, and not the outright retaliation. On the other hand, those who are not so loyal to him - especially the Modi-baiters – remind us of how aggressively he had blasted in Aap Ki Adalat (Rajat Sharma’s show) mocking at the knee-jerk response of the PM of the time, Mr. Manmohan Singh. Modi had roared on that show like an angry lion… So, his detractors, now, point to us about the very same knee-jerk response he is now showing, when he is in PM’s hot seat…

I like both my Prime Ministers – Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh. I do not wish to say that their response was and is weak and cowardly… But, I am not saying this from my party affiliation or fondness to these two PMs…

I say that our present response is the sensible response, because, a war only destroys everything… It will make us go back by a decade at least… When you are in a responsible seat, you can’t be impulsive, reactive… You cannot effort to come under media or public pressure and declare a war… You have to think hard, deep and far…

So, that’s what our PM and his government has done so far as far as the Kashmir provocation is concerned…


It is easy for us to judge our leaders and government from where we are. None of us occupies that hot seat… We sound very concerned and responsible when we react and cry war, seek revenge the way we all do now…

But, are we truly concerned?

Are we truly responsible?


GERALD D’CUNHA

Pic.: Internet


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