One wondered how long it would take for the Congress party to lose all semblance of reasonability after BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal, and it seems that the moment of reckoning is upon us. In latest Congress news, senior Congress leader PC Chacko has called Yasin Malik brave for refusing to surrender.
PC Chacko, Congress: Even though we do not support Yasin Malik’s ideology or actions, the courage he has shown is something which should be appreciated because New Delhi cannot threaten anybody, India is a democracy. https://t.co/nX57V7VPlZ
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
PC Chacko, senior Congress party leader said that even though the Congress does not support the ideology of Yasin Malik or his actions, the courage shown by Yasin Malik is “something which should be appreciation”. He said “Delhi cannot threaten anybody” because India is a democracy.
In essence, Congress is now hailing a terrorist like Yasin Malik for having the “courage” to not surrender when he is being arrested by the state police or central forces for the grave charges against him.
Senior Congress leader PC Chacko said this while talking about Sadhvi Pragya and her candidature from Bhopal on a BJP ticket.
PC Chacko, Congress: If Pragya Singh Thakur, a convicted person, an accused person, can contest an election, and in the name of separatism, Delhi is asking him (Yasin Malik) at gun point to surrender, anyone with self respect will react the way Mr Yasin Malik did. pic.twitter.com/GmWg2ZY0D5
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2019
PC Chacko said, “If Pragya Singh Thakur, a convicted person, an accused person, can contest an election, and in the name of separatism, Delhi is asking him (Yasin Malik) at gunpoint to surrender, anyone with self-respect will react the way Mr Yasin Malik did”.
Interestingly, Chacko calls Sadhvi Pragya both ‘accused’ and ‘convicted’. The fact remains that the Congress government back in the day had conspired maliciously and used Sadhvi to create the false narrative of Hindu terror. The MCOCA charges against Sadhvi Pragya were dropped and the NIA had given her a clean chit. The court case that is still ongoing makes her an ‘accused’ not someone who is ‘convicted’, just like Rahul Gandhi is ‘accused’ and ‘out-on-bail’ and not ‘convicted’.
Secondly, Congress party leader Chacko shows exemplary sympathy for Yasin Malik, who had once on video admitted to killing IAF officers and is one of the mains cogs of unrest, violence and separatism in the Kashmir Valley by saying that the central government is hounding him ‘in the name of separatism’. Chacko says that “anyone with self-respect” will react the way MR. Yasin Malik did.
This is not the first time that Congress has displayed sympathy for terrorists. Rahul Gandhi himself had called terrorist Masood Azhar “Masood Azhar JI” after Rahul had got unbridled support from Pakistan. Senior leader Digvijay Singh had called the Pulwama terror attack an ‘accident’ and who can forget how he released the book ’26/11 RSS Ki Saazish’ after Pakistani terrorists had carried out terrorist attacks in Mumbai. PC Chacko’s statement is clearly, just symptomatic to Congress party’s deeper malaise of sympathising with terrorists.