Rahul wikileakedPosted: December 17, 2010
Wikileaks finally hits India too. This time it exposed Rahul Gandhis Doubts on which colour is more terrorist , saffron or green ? Here is what Rahul Gandhi told a US AMB Timothy J. Roemer during his chat with him. Rahul Gandhi said there was evidence of some support for the group among certain elements in India’s indigenous Muslim community. However, Gandhi warned, the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalized Hindu groups, which create religious tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim community. The risk of a “home-grown” extremist front, reacting to terror attacks coming from Pakistan or from Islamist groups in India, was a growing concern and one that demanded constant attention.
The neo media like twitter expressed concerns and anger over Rahuls comments but I would like to examine the consequences of these statements by Congress General Secretary and “youth icon” “Sri “ Rahul Gandhi. It is important to understand here what Rahu Gandhi was responding to when he made those comments.The US the Ambassador’s query was about Lashkar-e-Taiba’s activities in the region and immediate threat to India post 26/11 attacks. What Rahul Gandhi unknowingly or knowingly agree is that :
1. Lakshar e toiba has supporters among muslim community.
2. The radicalised hindu groups are only GROWING
3. The growth of radical hindu groups is a reaction to terror attacks coming from Pakistan or from Islamist groups in India.
Taking point no. 1 , Rahul gandhi says some elements in indian muslim community supports Lakshar E Taiba, which is a wing of Al Queda. Now the doubts arise why had congress criticised Narendra Modi when he said there are some state actors for raising the same doubts. The congress leader says that they have evidence of these LeT support among muslim community , then why government is not acting on it ?
Now his comments on Growth of Radical HINDU groups also suggest the inaction of congress government at the centre. Why did these groups grow ? Rahul has the answers : “ they are reacting to terror attacks coming from Pakistan or from Islamist groups in India.” So if such a group exist who is responsible for growth of such groups ? Is it not the government of india who does not act against these terrorist coming from pakistan or mini pakistans of india fearing political backlash ? A point worth noting is that rahul gandhi has evidence on LeT and their support base among indian muslim community but he has only some concerns over hindu extremist groups. Indias internal matter and politics should not be discussed with a Foreign country and here Rahul speaks about a mere “doubts” and “concerns” to a US ambassador. This itslf shows the “youth icon”’s inexperience and childish approach to politics.
Rahul Gandhi has not till now given a clarification about this wikileaks expose , but one thing is quite sure, the hero of youth congress is playing “vote bank politics “ by equating Hindu nationalism with islamic terrorism. It is quite true that hindu extremist groups are growing, but it is illogical to say a phenomenon which is only “growing” pose a greater threat. Instead what he should have done is to “stop” these “growing” terrorism by “eliminating” their reasons to grow. The Reasons are as he himself said “ the islamic terrorists inside and outside pakistan.”