Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Aug 2017 13:59:30

WITH the killing of top Lashkar militant Abu Dujana in Pulwama, Kashmir, the security forces have achieved a major success in their anti-terrorist operations. A Pakistani national, Dujana, who was wanted for many attacks in Kashmir, managed to escape the dragnet many times.

This time, however, the luck ran out for him. Security forces deserve to be complemented for eliminating several top militants in the Valley in the recent past. Besides tough action against militants by the security forces, the Government has also launched a crackdown on separatist leaders, who are funding terror outfits and stone pelters. Surprisingly, local people attacked security forces when they gunned down Dujana. He was a nuisance for the local people also.

Dujana used to extort money from them and harass women. But, instead of thanking security forces, the mob attacked them! However, this should not deter the security forces from taking strong action against militants. Because, peace will return to the Valley only when terrorism is rooted out with a heavy hand.


THE anguish expressed by the Bharatiya Janata Party President Mr Amit Shah over absence of party MPs in the Rajya Sabha is justified. The ruling party had to face embarrassing moments when the united Opposition ensured passage of Constitution amendment Bill in the House.

Many of the BJP MPs were absent when the Bill was put to vote despite a whip issued by the party, forcing Mr. Shah to issue a stern warning to them. Parliament is the most sacred democratic institution, where important decisions regarding welfare of the people are taken besides discussing the challenges faced by the country.

Every member of the House is expected to make his contribution by way of a healthy discussion. However, many of the MPs skip the session, defeating the purpose for which they have been elected. Whether in the Opposition or in ruling party, every MP is expected to attend the Parliament regularly. If the MPs continue to remain absent in the Parliament, then they are not doing justice to the people. It’s time MPs start attending Parliament.