Major General Gagandeep Bakshi is not known for mincing his words, he should not either because he is a soldier who has been trained to serve the nation with devotion and not appease anyone.
Now we all know, that Jammu and Kashmir is an inalienable part of India. This is something that all Indians believe in and the government has never said otherwise either; it cannot even dare to state otherwise if anyone wants to stay ‘relevant’ such is the passion that people feel for every part of India.
But this question has been asked by a soldier like Major General Gagandeep Bakshi who served India to protect it from the nefarious designs of terrorists. What made Major General Gagandeep Bakshi to ask such a question?
Major General Gagandeep Bakshi who expressed his anger in a post on Facebook:
I was asked to come for a seminar on the Saga of J&K and Baluchistan to be held in Kolkata club on 07 Jan 17. similar seminars are being held in all think tanks of the country at various fora. i have attended such events at Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Varanasi, Patna etc and cancelled some other engagements to be there. I was keenly looking forward to this event.To my horror I was informed that that Kolkata Police had asked for J&K to be deleted as it was a sensitive issue and could lead to law and order issues in Kolkata! Is J&K not an inalienable part of India?What followed was even more amazing. 2 days ago the police had all banners and posters about the seminar taken down. It said even Baluchistan could not be discussed ! This is putting CURBS on the right to FREE SPEECH guaranteed by the Constitution of India. These are vital national security issues that merit debate and discussion. Why is the State Govt of Bengal Stopping this ? We would like to know the reasons.
As Major General Gagandeep Bakshi asked and wondered in the end, we too would like to know the reasons for canceling the program. On matters of integrity, let there be neither appeasement nor politics to be played of any kind.
This post has been produced unedited and is the work of Major General Gagandeep Bakshi