JK NEWS TODAY
Jammu, June 14:
There was not a word about the killing of Ajay Pandita “Bharti” sarpanch of a village in South Kashmir in the international media outlets nor the protests that were held by angry members of his community members in Jammu and elsewhere since his murder on Monday.
Pakistani media remained silent. It does not speak of the killing of innocent civilians of any religious affinity and never breaches its pro-terrorism protocol when it comes to the minorities in Kashmir .Ajay Pandita was a non-entity for them .
Not that international media reporting on the gruesome murder of a minority Kashmiri Pandit community could have made any difference for the terrorists would have carried on with their killing spree . The silence of this media , it became clear , justified the acts of terrorists by their silence. . They have double-standards .
Ajay Pandita’s murder was not an ordinary one – the terrorists had a purpose of more than shedding his blood . With the spilling of his blood they rewrote the slogan of no-return for the community that had got displaced in 1990s by the similar guns . Whether the community members were killed individually, or collectively – the massacres of Sangrampura, Wandhama and Nadimarg are etched deep in the psyche of the community.
There has been some outrage in parts of this country, and Kashmiri Pandit netizens have lived up to their reputation of keyboard warriors. But, the non-India media did not think it proper to write even a word about it, because it doesn’t sit in heir narrative of not speaking against the terrorism in Kashmir , especially when civilians fall to bullets.
The most distressing is the way the international and Pakistani media glorify the terrorists and hail their qualifications and eulogize their blood-letting exploits with a never ending trail of elegies as if the committed no sin ever.
Innocents and minority Kashmiri Pandit community members don’t fit in their narrative . They don’t matter, nor do their lives for them.