Saxenaji .... saare babulog eek jaise hee hain ... the exception and may be you were one are rare and far-far in-between that it is even worth considering ... as a retired civil servant (and very little is civil about our so called civil services), I am surprised you are surprised and think what the Government did was inhuman, uncivil and unethical .... I understand the later part but why surprised .... this is story for most aam-admi most days in their run-in with the Governing class for very basic services (that it is rightfully his/her) ... it is as if our governance is run by poorly programmed (outsourced at a sweatshop) automatons and robots.
BTW, I would imagine as a layman, somewhat intelligent of course, that the so called "intelligence inputs from IB" are probably the amongst the most unintelligent things.
Having said that I am even surprised Speed Post goes to Sopore. The last time I used it, it didn't go to many small places in the heart of India .... so Sopore on our northern fringes (and barely ours to start with) seems far fetched.
Omar's angst for a citizen of his State whether for politics, local compulsions are of course valid BUT then he is part of the system that doesn't think the "governed" are human to begin with.
This is for domestic consumption.
This is a classic case of political incitement of actually to do what they are saying may happen or will lead to such and such a situation. By being a weak leader he has already alienated few from india, These kashimri leaders were more separatists than anything else and india simply supporting the separatists does not help our cause neither kashmiris cause. kashmiri will keep suffering until these separatists are thrown back to pakistan where they want to go.
Outlook India ; Omar Questions Centre's Handling of Afzal's Family
New Delhi | Feb 10, 2013
The GOI was well within its right to withhold information regarding Afzal Guru’s hanging from his family due to possible law &order and security implications in Kashmir. The government would have certainly obtained intelligence input from IB about the ground realities in the state and the possibility of infiltration by the ISI- trained terrorists. However, sending the news through ‘speed post’,was inhuman, uncivil and unethical.The union Home Secretary,usually inarticulate, lacked maturity and experience in handling an emotive and sensitive issue.The political class displaying first class confusion,failed to guide the bureaucracy.Thisis bound to have far reaching implications on the state of affair in J&K ,in the long run.
A K SAXENA (A retired civil servant)