Of Independence Day and Hateful Minds.

This Independence Day when chief minister of J&K Ms Mehbooba Mufti was about to unfurl the Tricolour, it suddenly fell off the mast. Call it an accident or a chance happening or a sabotage, the media showed the event as it happened. They say the event went viral on social media (as I am not on Facebook, I can't say firsthand what people exchanged thereon). However, one dear friend sent me a clipping showing the CM looking down towards the fallen flag while still holding the string in her hands. This very close friend is a strong Modi hater and would never let go a chance to taunt me because I am a supporter of PM Modi. Ms Mufti being aligned with PM Modi became a taunting stock in the eyes of my friend, at least that's how I took it.

                                                      True, that the flag got detached from the post and came down, but see the spirit of the chief minister. She held it aloft. Since she took over as CM, the Modi haters have gone into super gear to ensure failure of the state administration under her. This killing of a terrorist came as a catalyst to the politicians sitting in opposition. Their attitude and behaviour has gone down to the levels of stark absurdity. Who cares for people? It is a game of getting into a position of power. P Chidambaram has already dropped a hint a few days back. His call is for Congress, NC, and possibly the PDP or atleast a section of it, to come together in order to save Kashmir. Omar Abdullah is now leaving Kejriwal behind in spreading hatred against PM Modi. If the statements of Salman Khurshid and Digvijay Singh, after the PM speech from the Red Fort (earlier on Manishankar Iyer also), is any indication of thinking of our politicians, one can imagine how high this nation stands on these minds.

In order to settle our personal or even ideological scores we should not belittle our nation or turn hate-mongers simply because we are unable to digest the fact that people of this country gave their mandate in a particular way.