The funniest thing I have seen on WhatsApp group is Bhakts crooning how Modi is exactly the person whom we need to “Take Care of Pakistan”
According to them it is only Modi who will be able to respond to this current terrorist attack and put “Pakistan in their place” and “Teach the Terrorists a lesson”
So I checked the history of Terrorist attacks in India since Modi became the Prime Minister and here is what I found:
- 20th March 2015: Jammu Police Station attack
3 security personnel died in the first major attack after BJP took over the State Govt in JnK
- 27th July 2015: Gurdaspur Attack.
3 civilians and 4 policemen lost their lives. BJP/Akali Dal was in control of the State Govt during that time.
- 2nd January 2016: Pathankot Air Base Attack
2 security personnel were killed in this which was considered as one of the biggest security breaches in the country till then. BJP/Akali Dal was ruling Punjab at that time
- 25th June 2016: Pampore Attack
LeT attacked a CRPF convoy in Pampore. 8 officers lost their lives while 20 others were severely injured. BJP/PDP was heading the Govt in JnK
- 18th Sept 2016: Uri Attack
Indian Army Brigade HQ was attacked in one of the heaviest attacks as yet. 19 soldiers lost their lives.
And then came the famous Surgical Strikes by Modi on which movies are made and songs sung, which everyone assumed will settle this issue and scare the Terrorists.
The surgical strikes happened on 29th Sept 2016
- 3rd Oct 2016: Baramulla Attack
46 Rashtriya Rifles camp was attacked by terrorist. 1 officer was reported KIA. BJP/PDP was in power.
- 29th Nov 2016: Nagrota Attack
The Indian Army base was attacked killing 7 Indian officers. Jnk still had BJP/PDP Sarkar with Modi in the Center.
- 7th March 2017: Bhopal Ujjain Train Bombing
Passenger train was bombed by suspected ISIS terrorists in Madhya Pradesh. BJP was ruling MP at the moment.
- 10th July 2017: Amarnath Yatra attack
8 pilgrims were killed by terrorists, 18 were injured. JnK was still ruled by BJP/PDP
- 10th Feb 2018: Sunjuwan Attack
11 soldiers lost their lives when Indian Army camp was attacked.
- 14h Feb 2019: Pulwama Attack
40 CRPF soldiers were KIA.
This is the range of attacks which have happened due to cross border terrorism in India. All in BJP ruled states and all under Modi Sarkar.
So if you guys want me to believe that Modi is going to “Teach these terrorists a lesson” you might excuse me if I digest that with a gallon of salt.
Terrorism is a serious problem in India and the Govt of India has to deal with it.
But every attack on Indian soil is a massive failure of the internal security agencies and the Government of the day, irrespective of who it is.
Movies and Heroic statements in election rallies is definitely not going to stop it. Boycotting Pakistani actors and covering Imran Khan’s photo is not going to change anything.
Lets not fall for jingoism and empty election rhetoric and stand in support of our Army instead, which is totally capable of leading the way to securing India.
Disclaimer: I have considered only those Terrorist attacks which have happened due to cross-border terrorism. So attacks like Sukma Attack 2018 are not being considered as they were attributed to the Maoists