Terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims – who stands to gain?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 14:51

On July 10, a bus carrying pilgrims, returning after visiting the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir, was fired upon by alleged terrorists. Seven passengers, six of them women, were reported killed while 32 were grievously injured.

People in Kashmir have united, across communities, religious beliefs and political affiliations, to condemn this dastardly crime. They have demanded that the perpetrators of this heinous crime be identified, arrested and punished.

According to media reports, the bus was not registered with the authorities. It was not part of the convoy of buses which is provided state security. It was travelling later than the permitted time limit.

The Government of India does not seem to be taking any credible steps to investigate the crime and identify the culprits. No light has been thrown on why an unregistered bus without state security was making such a journey. As usual, the authorities have been quick to blame “Islamic militants” and “separatists” sponsored by Pakistan.

Going by historical experience, this is a crime committed for political motives and not out of religious fanaticism. Hence an important question to probe is: who stands to gain in political terms?

The Indian state has a long and dirty history of using terrorism to divide the united opposition of people and make them fight and kill each another, as well as to justify even further repression on the people. It is well-known that numerous such groups, that organize terrorist massacres of innocent people, are covertly sponsored, trained and financed by the Indian state, the US imperialists and other agencies of global finance capital. It is their agenda, of dividing and terrorizing the people, of endangering the sovereignty of our people and peace and security in our region, which is furthered by such terrorist massacres. That is why the actual forces behind these terror attacks never get revealed or punished.

The attack on the Amarnath pilgrims has taken place at a time when the masses of people in Kashmir are on the streets opposing army rule. There is growing anger against the almost daily killing, maiming, arrests, torture and harassment of innocent people by the Indian Army and paramilitary forces. The Indian state has been justifying the brutal actions of its armed forces by branding all those opposing it as being “militants”, “Islamic terrorists” and “anti-nationals”. In such a situation, the attack on the Amarnath pilgrims serves to discredit the struggle of the Kashmiri people and portray them as dangerous enemies. It serves to spread communal tension among the people and justify the continuation of army rule and state terror in Kashmir.

It is not the Kashmiri people or any of their supporters, but those who are opposed to their struggle who stand to gain from this dastardly attack.

Tag:    Amarnath Yatra    opposition    US imperialists    Aug 1-15 2017    Struggle for Rights    Rights     2017   

PARTY DOCUMENTS

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)