Strategy of Terrorism
Obstructing Pakistan's designs have been the Hindus,
who have lived in Kashmir for centuries, in fact even before the birth of
Islam. Also in the way is 'Kashmiriyat' - the Kashmiri way of life, an
essentially secular and peaceful spirit that every Kashmiri, whether a Hindu
or a Muslim, is proud of. Such a spirit had already frustrated the designs of
Pakistan in 1948 and 1965.
Therefore, Pakistan has resorted to killing Hindus
systematically and methodically while at the same time introducing religious
indoctrination, by misusing mosques and other available platforms, in a bid to
frighten the secular Muslims.
As part of unleashing terror under the cover of self
determination at the behest of Pakistan, the terrorists have virtually
ransacked libraries in educatonal institutions and prohibited books which did
not conform to their brand of knowledge. No wonder, more than 2,003 titles
were 'pruned'. They included all books of knowledge, Milton's Paradise Lost,
G.B. Shaw's plays etc. As part of the Islamisation' drive the terrorists used
their gun power to convert the canteen hall of Kashmir University into a
mosque. Classes where Darwin's Theory of Evolution was taught were asked to
close since it did not conform to the Islamic tenets.
The list of innocent persons who fell prey to the
bullets of terrorists is again illustrative of the Islamisation drive. The
victims included prominent educationists and subscribers to secular ideals.
Professor Mushir-ul-Haq, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University who was kidnapped
and shot dead during 'Ramadan', the holy month of fasting in the Muslim
calender, Sarvanand Kaul 'Premi', a poet who used to take pride in reciting
The Quran, P.N. Handoo, Assistant Director, Information and octogenerarian
Maulana Mohammad Syed Masoodi, a renowned Muslim scholar were among such
victims at the hands of the terrorists.
The motivation is obvious. There were people like
them who could see the game and had the courage and conviction to speak out
against the evil designs and hence some of them had to be singled out for
silencing-all in the name of self-determination and human rights, of course.