AFZAL GURU

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Dear Dr Tharoor, This Is An Appeal To Your Conscience

I read your opinion piece on the JNU issue in the NDTV site and found it somewhat misleading and a little short of rational arguments. Although you are a great fiction writer and years of UN experience have trained you in the art of taking politically correct positions, some issues demand venturing beyond superficialities to take a responsible stand. Still, I am writing to you because I feel that you are the only sensible voice left in the opposition.
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L'Affaire JNU Exposes The Intellectual Bankruptcy And Imagination Deficit Of The Indian Left

The impoverished quality of thought in JNU leaders comes from the lack of political wisdom in national left parties - the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party Marxist (CPM). They seem to have lost the political imagination to envision a society based upon left values and are absolutely clueless about re-inventing themselves. Instead of addressing constructive issues, they indulge in destructive ones like Afzal Guru and the independence of Kashmir.
Mir Suhail Qadiri

‘Facebook Took Away My Right To Free Speech By Deleting Afzal Guru Cartoon'

Mir Suhail Qadiri, a 26-year-old cartoonist with the Srinagar-based publication Rising Kashmir is disturbed over Facebook's removal of his cartoon on the hanging of alleged militant Afzal Guru. This, he says, is a blatant attempt to put an end to the debate over the controversial execution. Although wary of making any overt political statement, Qadiri adds that Guru was a militant for some and a martyr for others. "Through my cartoon, I wanted to take the debate to the world. It was a question I asked through my art."