Monday, June 12, 2017

Re: [IAC#RG] When Army Chief Says He Wishes Kashmiris Were Firing At His Men

If we wish to compare the actions of Maj Gogoi with those of Gen Dyer, we need to take a history lesson. General Dyers actions resulted in the death of non violent protestors, estimates of the dead vary between 380 and 1000. On the other hand the action of Maj Gogoi ​saved the lives of a large number of civilians, some non violent others not so non violent (we could discuss separately whether stone throwers are "violent" or "non violent").No one was killed- not even the stone  throwers. The person tied to the jeep as a shield was unharned.
Gen Dyers actions resulted in death. Maj Gogoi's actions saved lives. To compare the two actions would be laughable had the issue not been so serious. There is nothing wrong with criticizing Maj Gogoi's actions, even though we know fully well that they saved lives, and were taken under extremely difficult conditions. But can any on the critics (so much wiser after the event) suggest a better course of action under the  circumstances that were prevailing at that time? 
Anand S Gangoli

On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 9:52 PM, MG Kapoor <> wrote:
Absolute truth. I entirely agree. Even Gen HS Panag and General Hooda agree with my views. The analogy I gave of the present incident to be similar to the action of Gen Dyer in Jallianwala Bagh is ascribed to by these Generals, both of whom are distinguished Generals. 

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