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Symptoms Of Softness

Symptoms Of Softness
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Dec 13, 1989 Five JKLF militants released in exchange for Rubaiya Sayeed , daughter of then home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, sparking off a series of copycat kidnappings in the state.

Aug 20, 1991 Eleven hardcore Kashmiri militants released in exchange for Indian Oil executive K. Doraiswamy.

Mar, 1991 Three Ikhwan-ul-Muslimeen activists released in exchange for Naheed, daughter of Saifuddin Soz.

Dec 6, 1992 Babri Masjid demolition was the result of abject capitulation by then prime minister Narasimha Rao and UP CM Kalyan Singh. No persuasive arguments have been provided so far to the country as to how things were allowed to come to that pass.

Nov 16, 1993 The standoff over the siege of Hazratbal shrine ended with the militants walking away to freedom. The government provided biryani to the militants during the crisis, sparking off protests from L.K. Advani.

Jan 18, 1999 Home minister L.K. Advani had to plead before Thackeray after Shiv Sainiks went on a rampage at the bcci offices in Bombay, damaging cricket trophies and dug up the pitch in Delhi before a series with Pakistan.

Jul 16, 1999 Safe passage was provided to Pakistani regulars and irregulars in Kargil following the July 4 understanding reached between Clinton and Nawaz Sharif in Washington.

Jan 1, 2000 Foreign minister Jaswant Singh escorted three militants, including Azhar Masood, to Kandahar and freed them in exchange for the passengers of hijacked Indian Airlines flight IC 814. A day earlier, the government had denied any such plans.

Jul 22, 2000 Presidential pardon for five Latvian-turned-Russian aircrew sentenced to life for their involvement in the Purulia arms-drop case, following pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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