kg acharya, the letter writer, makes a bunch of good points. a known associate of terrorists is treated with kid gloves, and in his case the police are painted as villains because he is a muslim (let's face facts, that's the only reason everyone is crying for him).
but in the kanchi acharya's case, the ELM loves everything the police does (why, of course, the acharya, being a hindu, is presumed guilty unless he proves otherwise.)
Susmit Bose’s statement ( ToI – Feb18, 2005) to the
effect that Geelani is attacked because of his fault
that he is a Muslim and Kashmiri is false and
There are many Kashmiri Muslims quite safe in the
The ToI has glorified A. S.R. Geelani by giving
publicity to this and one more similar latter while
suppressing many letters of opposite view.
Geelani was tried for sedition, and crime against the
state etc. and tried and was sentenced to death by the
Sessions Court for his involvement in the attack on
Parliament. Though there was the proof that Geelani
had guided the terrorists, through his mobile phone,
the Delhi High Court acquitted him on the grounds that
there was no corroborative evidence other than this.
The defense was that Geelani only knew the terrorists
and that he had talked to them to test his mobile.
It must be emphasised that attack on the Parliament
was at the behest of Pakistan, engaged in a proxy war
with India, and therefore to have links with Pakistani
agents amounts to treason. As a result, acquittal on
technical grounds is hazardous.
Therefore the appeal by the Delhi police to the
Supreme Court is most welcome by all patriotic forces.
The statements of Geelani after his release from
detention suggest that he is a terrorist or a hardcore
terrorists. He had said: I consider the whole of
Kashmir a disputed territory. Despite the magnanimity
shown by the Delhi High Court, Geelani had remarked
that the judicial system had become a tool in the
hands of fascists to further their agenda.
The concerned Court should have taken "suo-moto"
contempt of court action against Geelani to uphold the
dignity of the judiciary.
It is most unfortunate that a strong Pakistan lobby,
which includes many high ups in our society and also
in a section of the anti-India media, is active in
India to safeguard the interests of Geelani. This
lobby never persuaded Pakistan to close its training
camps of terrorists indulging in anti-India
activities. The section in the media is calling him a
human rights activist, though he has never condemned
the terrorist activities in Kashmir.