At recent, Hindustan Times Leadership Summit former US President, Obama recalled that at the time of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Washington was “just as obsessed with how to dismantle that network [LeT] as the Indians.” USA and India see LeT behind every `terror’ act in Kashmir or elsewhere in India. But, documentary analysis shows secretive Mumbai trials were translucent (Davidsson, Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence). Hafiz Saeed is at large as our courts do not view him as a terrorist.

The Jewish-controlled media describes Hezbollah and Hamas as religious terrorists. In the first-century Palestine, the Jews publicly slit the Romans’ throats. Examples of religious terrorists are Rabbi Meir Kahane, Baruch Goldstein and Yigal Amir (Jews), and Aum Shinrikyo doomsday (Japanese). In seventh century India, the thugs strangulated gullible passersby to please the Hindu Devi Kali, and the 19th-century adherents of Narodnaya Volya (People’s Will) mercilessly killed their pro-Tsar rivals, Basqae-ETI Irgun, Lehi, and Irish Republican Army.

The whole nations could not be punished for individual acts of terrorism, according to principles of natural justice and penology. Unfortunately, it is common to dub one’s adversary (like Kashmiris or LeT) as a `terrorist’. Doing so enables State terrorists to eliminate freedom fighters as `terrorists’.

Let us have a universally-acceptable definition of “terrorism”, lest any figment of imagination should be stretched to mean terrorism.

AMJED JAAVED,

Rawalpindi, December 9.