Punish the anti-nationals. Prevent Bharat Mata's barbaadi

[Satire] If there is no case, no evidence, the person will ultimately go home.

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First of all, Bharat Mata ki jai.

Offering to put a bullet into them, hanging, beating them to death - this is not how we deal with anti-nationals. "We" means some Indians, like cops and lawmakers, on behalf of all citizens. We don't just kill them -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kill them

- though that too has happened. What we do is, we arrest them. Sometimes, we talk nicely. Five minutes. Or even an hour. Sometimes, we take a guy on a long drive.

He is shaken. If any stranger shows up at your house, says he is a cop or a spy (intelligence), you are already nervous.

                                                                                                                                                                               If he is innocent, why would he be nervous?

We call him to the police station, or we pick him up from home. We don't say where we're going exactly. To the family, we say things like, we'll bring him back. Or, we ask: "Is there a reason for you to be worried about him talking to us? The family keeps quiet. No matter what they say now, it will make things worse."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Is she Kashmiri?

The family doesn't always know if a man is being picked up for theft or income tax evasion or watching porn. If they are Muslim, they might know, although anti-nationals can be from any religion or region. Or be atheist.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                   Her Facebook pic shows she is Kashmiri.
  •                                                                                                                                                                                     Kashmiris, Pakistanis on the friend list

Then we have to do things like stripping suspects naked, attacking them with batons and electric shocks to their testicles. It is not enough to beat the shit out of them. Once the shit is out, we make them eat it. And women -

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maoist. Should have guessed

- get stones pushed up their rectum. Anti-nationals have to be dealt with this way .

  •                                                                                                                                                                                              What about conversion of tribals?
  •                                                                                                                                                            She is not even X-tian. Pseudo-Xtian. Pseudo-sickular

Women expect us to be soft on them. They cry. They try to shield their children with their own bodies. They accuse soldiers of stealing their chickens and rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            She's from JNU? Presstitude

Our soldiers are martyrs. People accusing them of stealing, bullying, arson must be dealt with firmly. The whole village has to be taught a lesson.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                  Forgotten the lessons of 1992 and 2002?
  •                                                                                                                                     Remember Muzaffarnagar? Soon UP will become Muzaffarnagar

We have dealt with anti-nationals in the north-east, in Punjab, in Chhattisgrah, in UP too. But the government has to take certain measures.

                                                                                                                                                                             Shut down madrasas and groups like SIMI

The SIMI (Students' Islamic Movement of India) was banned. At one time, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was banned but -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gangrape

- the ban was lifted. People arrested in connection with terror attacks and bomb blasts could not be linked directly to the RSS.

See, for the law to deal with anti-nationals, a confession is important. We need confessions to build a case even for crimes like murder and theft and kidnapping. But now there is another kind of anti-national. These human rights people. They have sympathy for those who are beaten or raped. Do they have no sympathy for the human rights of innocents who die in bomb blasts?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Proud Indian

If there is no case, no evidence, the person will ultimately go home. We can only keep them five, ten, 13, 15 years in jail, waiting for a judgment from the courts. Now, take the Ajmer blasts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jihadi b**ch

The law is taking its course. But the general feeling is, there is no case. RSS is not involved. Witnesses are retracting their statements. We are not arresting many RSS activists or taking them on long drives. We are not sending electric shocks to their testicles or threatening to rape their sisters in front of them. These people of the RSS or similar outfits have not confessed of anything. If they have not confessed, they are not guilty. And if they are not guilty, how can we declare them anti-national?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guhfughughuh Pakistan

The government can find more anti-nationals and make a stronger case. They just have to change the law, so that whatever information we get out of the anti-nationals while they are in police custody is treated as the truth.

Why should it not be treated as truth? What is the point of torturing them if, once we have got them to confess, the confession is not treated as proof of guilt? It is a waste of time and taxpayers' money.

The state of Gujarat has been trying to change the law. They want to use torture-induced confession as evidence for courts. But the president is blocking it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Congi 

Anyway. The thing is we have to decide: what is our way forward? Are we going to do things to anti-nationals as we have done in the past, or is there another way?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gaddar

It has taken nearly 70 years for "satyagrah", "ahimsa", "union", "ishq" and "inquilab" to become anti-national words. "Jal”, “jangal”, “zameen”, “universal healthcare” and “haq” are looking suspicious too. Is there any chance they will become nationalist words again?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bhunbhunbhunbhun

The nation wants to know. But the nation will have to figure out for itself.

Satyamev Jayate.

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Annie Zaidi Annie Zaidi @anniezaidi

Annie Zaidi is known for her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, which was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2010.

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