Friday, October 14, 2011


New Delhi 14 Oct (Only Kashmir): Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday distanced himself from Prashant Bhushan's remarks on Kashmir and said that the entire state was an integral part of India. Bhushan had earlier said that plebiscite should be carried out in Kashmir to determine its future.
Anna displayed his displeasure at Bhushan's comment and said, "Prashant Bhushan's views on Kashmir are wrong. We do not endorse Prashan Bhushan's statement on Kashmir. I will tell Prashant Bhushan that if he is giving an opinion on a subject, he can give it in his personal capacity. If he is giving the team's view, he should speak to the team before."
Anna also cleared his stand on the Kashmir issue and said, "My personal view is that Kashmir is an integral part of India."
Bhushan, an integral part of Team Anna, was brutally attacked on Wednesday for his remarks by three people - Tejinder Singh Bagga, Inder Verma and Vishnu Gupta.
Anna also added that future of the senior lawyer as a member of his team is in doubt following the controversial comments. "We will decide if Bhushan would be part of Team Anna," said Anna.
The 74-year-old also clarified that the Team Anna will only fight against corruption and for a strong Lokpal. "Team Anna will work to bring Jan Lokpal Bill and corruption free India," he said.
Bhushan's comments for plebiscite in Kashmir has also been criticised by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray. Thackeray supported the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena members who attacked Bhushan.
In an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna', Thakerey wrote that Bhushan's attackers were not rogues or thieves but were genuinely angered by Bhushan's comment on Kashmir and if their actions are widely criticised, so must be Bhushan's statement.
Thackeray also attacked Anna for criticising the violence but not commenting on Bhushan's statements on Kashmir. He said such people should get a dose of nationalism and supporters of Hindutva must show them how the torch of a revolution is lit.
Bhushan has, however, stood by his comments on Kashmir and claimed that merely expressing a view that is not liked by some sections of the society does not mean that the statements are seditious.
He said that fascist mindset was now increasingly being seen in several people and several organisations and added that if someone does not agree with any viewpoint then that person has every right to express his opposition, but that should not become a license to indulge in violence.


Neha Friday, October 14, 2011  

Have you heard of the catastrophe of the man who rid a tiger? Let us connect the dots: Anna team takes full support of the RSS to see that the anti-corruption movement they is successful. The Organization was more than happy to extend full support for obvious reasons. After all, investigative agencies have started closing in the perpetrators of home grown terror. Till then it is smooth ride for both outfits. But then, Kejriwal and associates decides to campaign against Congies in the bi-election knowing very well that it will benefit the Saffron party. A cleaver by half step only a RSS minded person can think of. Prasant and a few others were not ready for this. They decided to keep away from the electoral campaign. That did not go well with the RSS who had invested so much in making the anti-corruption campaign a successful one. They waited till the last day of the canvassing and then decided to send a strong message to Mr. Prasant and company. Don't mess with us. If we can bomb trains and mosques, teaching you a good lesson for your miss-deeds is cake walk for us. Well, this is what happens when you ride a tiger. The earlier we know our enemy within the better.

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