J&K Secession Watch
We don't usually take a serious note when nutcases like Syed Ahmed Bukhari who says "Talking about terrorist attack on the Sankat Mochan Mandir by the terrorists early this month, Bukhari said that this was a well planned conspiracy to defame the Muslims." See Pankaj's take on terrorist's real objectives. But this caught our attention
Leaders of Muslim minority gathered here on Saturday to forge nationwide unity to fight for the community's rights, voicing support for the Kashmiri cause for the first time.
The 140 million Muslims in India constitute the largest minority in the Hindu-majority country. While the community has many common problems, it has generally kept away from the separatist conflict raging in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989.
Attending the meeting in the premises of the 17th-century Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, was Abdul Ghani Bhat of the Hurriyat Conference, the moderate wing of the separatist grouping in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Our main agenda includes Jammu and Kashmir" said Mr Zafaryab Jilani, the Lucknow-based convenor of the Babri Masjid Action Committee.
This is setting a dangerous precedent. By allying themselves with the so-called 'moderate' pro-Pakistan groups like Hurriyat, some Muslim groups are now openly advocating the secession of a Muslim-majority state from the Indian Union. Using their freedom of speech and rights guaranteed under the Indian Constitution, they are attempting to cause a great damage to the Indian democratic set-up itself. Talk of the wooden handle of an axe helping to chop down a tree. While we are on the subject, how come these worthies (and their media cronies) never talk about the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.