When you are a fundamentalist of the ‘special kind’ and are about to attack a church or create a riot you cannot be fired upon. Such violation of human rights of these ‘special people’ who are only misguided victims of atrocities committed against them (incidentally for the last 1400 years and all over the world), by security personnels are to be condemned. Security personnels who make such ‘grave mistake’ are to be suspended and are to be threatened, such that they themselves in turn, would need protection. And any dead miscreant (it is not politically correct to say terrorist or fundamentalists to this special group – their minority rights to ‘create’ cannot be equated with terror) are to be compensated in lakhs and their family members are to be promised precious government jobs.
This is not new off course. Such ‘zero tolerance’ is advocated for the police, army and jawans who dare to protect the country with their hands tied at their back, to prevent them from violating human rights. Our Prime Minister has declared that these special people are often harassed in the name of terror and have asked security forces to observe “zero tolerance” for fundamental human rights violations while dealing with these people.
Our Prime Minister does not feel it necessary to say a word or spend a sleepless night for the human rights of the actual victims of these special people, be it civilians or police or armymen.
Now it would have been a totally different story if the fundamentalist was of the majority Hindu type. Attacking a church is a great offence in India, but appears only if it is done by Hindus (it is approved to call them terrorist or fundamentalists). No matter whatever may be the reason for their anger and frustration, Hindus simple do not have any right to protest. Any clash or riot where Hindus are involved has to be the Hindu’s fault, until proven otherwise. The same is true of destruction of minority properties. Such actions are sure to be headlines of news and TV medias and to invite the wrath of national and international persons and groups.
Islamic fundamentalists have issued threats to police officers, who were suspended following the firing at Thiruvananthapuram on May 17, which resulted in six deaths.
The deaths have created a furor in Kerala, and the state government has ordered the suspension of six police officials, in the wake of wide-spread public resentment against the erring policemen.
The Popular Front, which is the new incarnation of the National Development Front, is believed to responsible for issuing threats to the police officers. The Home Ministry has decided to provide protection to the police officials.
Popular Front state president Nasaruddin Elamaram, while addressing a meeting in Kannur, had called for strict action against the erring police officers.
Sources in the Home Ministry indicated that supporters of Elamaram might have issued the threats.
Top officials of the Kerala police defended the suspended policemen, claiming they had taken action against a group of miscreants, who were about to attack a church near Cheriathura beach, to prevent a major communal riot in the state .
However, the state government has suspended the police officials and decided to provide government jobs to family members of the victims.
While the Popular Front had demanded a compensation amount of Rs 25 lakh for the families of the victims, the government has agreed to provide Rs 10 lakh.
The government’s attempts at damage control are being perceived by some as the Left Democratic Front’s attempts to project itself as a saviour of the minority community