The nation has been let down by members of Parliament who belong to some of the most recognisable political parties. In Srinagar, MP’s like Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav, D Raja, Asaduddin Owaisi made a spectacle of themselves when they knocked on the locked doors of Hurriyat separatists that NewsX refers to as Pak agents.
They did this because they genuinely believe that these traitors who have sworn to divide India, who routinely hoist Pakistan flag, who call for boycott of Indian democracy are bizarrely stakeholders in Kashmir.
When you ask these MPs why they think that these elements that live off India but serve Pakistan are stakeholders they will trundle out a litany of weak excuses, most of them have something to do with the fact that these people represent a shade of opinion in the state. But you only have to look at the track record of some of these MPs and you will spot a pattern as most of these MPs supported the anti-national agitation in JNU, they supported the cause of 1993 Mumbai blast terrorist Yakub Memom. Why? There is no easy answer.
Some will tell you that this appeasement of terror is directed at vote-banks, others will tell you that these parties are desperate to find any reason to oppose the PM Modi’s government. I personally believe the answer lies somewhere in between. But I don't want to prejudice the debate so let’s ask some of these MPs who are coming across as separatist sympathisers some tough questions.