JAMMU, May 10: In the din of hoarse voices by Pakistan apologists, Indian Lutyens, Western India bashers and terror sympathisers over killing of Hizbul Chief Riyaz Naikoo the other day, the nation seem to have forgotten Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, who offered supreme sacrifice this day in 2017 at the age of 22 by Lashkar and HM ultras. His fault was to be the warrior of Indian Army, who was kidnapped and brutally assassinated by supposedly his own people in the mistaken but horrified belief of Jihad.
Nobody remembered him on his martyrdom anniversary, not even the so called mainstream leaders who remain at tenterhooks to pour out their words of wisdom on every issue and non issue. For these opportunists, Lieutenant Ummer was just nobody because he had chosen to don the batch of Indian Army.
The young Army officer’s sacrifice is asking just one question to pseudos across the world how worth is it to glamourise terrorists, the enemies of humanity, like they are doing by highlighting coward Naikoo as Math teacher to give respectability to terrorism.
The martyr’s martyrdom must be wondering over the weak Indian response to scourge of terrorism that has bruised the nation’s body physique during the past three decades.
Indian leaders better have some introspection. They must not behave like ostrich. They should come out of cocoon shells and show guts to call spade a spade, like Prime Minister of Israel did on September 11, 2012 while responding to the US inaction in refraining Iran.
“The world tells Israel ‘wait, there’s still time’. And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” Benjamin Netanyahu had said.
India had preferred to be front runner against global terror but did world understood India’s precarious situation on the face of Pakistan’s open and brazen aggression in terms of proxy war. According to conservative estimates, the proxy war and low key skirmishes have caused more fatalities than the wars. These have not ended. These continue to bleed India.
Crushing the demon of terror monster in the backyards would be the best tribute to Lieutenant Ummer…and of course the valiant soldiers and officers, who are offering innumerable sacrifices in Kashmir theatre on daily basis.