1. #IndiaWithPakistan, solidarity
in the aftermath of a crisis like the Peshawar Army School attack is the only
human response expected. But beyond that, what can be the possible implications
of this attack for India?
2. It may be that to send the
message to the Pakistan Army, the Taliban targeted an army school there, as
they say, but what if the terror masterminds plan to do something like this in
J&K or in other parts of India?
3. Indian Parliament was
breached. Then we had 26/11 and many other such terror incidents. How disturbed
and reactive should India be on this and how proactive it should act?
4. Hafiz Saeed, one of India's
most wanted, with a reward of US$ 10 million on his head by the United States,
is a respectable Pakistani citizen. For his rallies the Pakistani government
deploys special trains. He is also the mastermind of the attacks on Indian
Parliament in 2001 and in Mumbai in 2008 and India believes is guilt is
established beyond doubt, something that Pakistan never accepts. Again, Hafiz
Saeed is spewing venom against India using this human tragedy saying India is
behind it and he would avenge it. What if Hafiz Saeed tries to collaborate with
Taliban to perpetrate some terror act of this scale in India?
5. Another 26/11 attack mastermind,
Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, was given bail today and will walk free tomorrow. Wouldn't
it embolden the likes of Hafiz Saeed even more?
6. India was in mourning, with
Pakistan, on the tragedy and Parvez Musharraf, the dictator who ruled Pakistan
from 1999 to 2008 and who gave humanity the dangerous 'good Taliban and bad
Taliban' discourse has toed the Saeed line of blaming India though in a sophisticated
way. He says RAW, the Indian intelligence agency, is backing Maulana Fazlullah,
the TTP commander, for such terror attacks in Pakistan in collusion with
Afghanistan. Isn't it preposterous even to think so given the fact that all the
wars between India and Pakistan were initiated by Pakistan only, though it lost
all? India is an economic power and an emerging global power and engaging in
such acts only come back to you to harm more, Pakistan's experience tells us.
7. Isn't it disturbing, for
Pakistan as well as for India, that no one from the mainstream Pakistani political
leadership criticized or spoken against the rants of the likes of Pervez
Musharraf and Hafiz Saeed?
8. Or a serious reaction by India
by reading too much into the rants by the likes of Hafiz Saeed and Pervez
Musharraf would be giving too much attention to them, beyond their worth, when Pakistan is reeling under the pain of
one of worst man-made human tragedies possible? Likes of Hafiz Saeed are always
out to hurt India. India is on alert and needs to be more alert, as always
happens, after a terror strike of this scale in Pakistan.
9. Many Indian cities and vital
installations are on high alert. Already, there is an increased threat
perception as the day of US President Barack Obama's India visit, around
January 26, 2015, is coming near. How can this terror attack in Peshawar complicate
things more for India?