The Rediff Special
'They are killers and should be put down as rabid dogs are'
Nightmare of Flight 814, Message Board. Views verbatim, edited lightly.
Views verbatim, edited lightly.
Message:Here is a plan of action that I propose. Immediate Steps ----------------- 1. Execute all the terrorists whose release is being asked for (specially "Masood") 2. Examine all methods(commando raids) to rescue the hostages taking assistance from Israel, USA or Russia 3. Warn the Taliban that if any harm comes to Indians that they will be held personally responsible (Use Agni, Prithvi armed with nuclear warheads to pulverilse Afganisthan if necessary) 4. Intensify operations against the terrorists in Kashmir, Assam,etc. TAKE NO PRISONERS, EXECUTE THEM on the spot.(This will remove the motivation for future hijackings) Medium Term ------------ 1. Put all the members of the CMG on trial, execute them if necessary. The CMG is bunch of corrupt/incompetent officials. 2. Weed out all the corrupt and incomptent bureaucrats from all the IB, RAW, Home ministry etc. Execute them if necessary. 3. Withdraw all security cover for the corrupt politicains, redeploy the NSG for anti-terrorist actions. Long term ---------- 1. Build up a strong and powerful India, shed the image of a Soft State. This is the reason we are facing all such problems. Israel is the e.g. we should follow. 2. Define a clear Plan of action for handling all types of crisis. Keep the Politicians and bureaucrats out of the picture. The plan should go into action automatically when a crisis occurs, even the president of India should not have the power to intervene. We need more Subash Chandra Boses not Gandhis. Jai Hind
Message: It depends , If the condition really becomes that worst then I think goverment should release Maulana masood for the lives of 160 innocent on the board . If 5 militants were released for Mufti Mohd, saeed's daughter . This time it is the question of 160 people . We can not sacrifice 160 people and several others dependent on them for the sake of a single militant
Message:Yes the government should release the militant and hang on to their people. Once he is release they should get the militant and the hijackers.
Name:Kuldip K Sud
Message:If three terrorists can be released to save the life of a minister's daughter - Why not release a few persons to save the lives of 160 people. The release of three persons will not lose Kashmir for India. Strict action should be taken against Indian Officials (particularly the high police official of Amritsar) who have been careless in thier duties.
Message:No, The GOI should not release any militants. But, they should talk to the hijackers directly to negotiate. In the mean time, get US or other developed country's help to rescue. Using US state of the art technology we can definitely rescue the plane and passengers.
Name:Dr Arun Gadre
Message:Yes in affirmative. In india after independence,there are two parallel systems in work. One for netas and bureaucrats, another for the common man. Had any relative of any political leader been in this unlucky flight, the govt by now had released all this as per demand and passengers would have been to their homes by now! No politician had allowed his son to join the military but these were the hypocrites who were asking young officers to die for them in Kargil. So apply same rules for common persons too. Release Maulana Masood and save all those aboard. They must not die just because they have no relation to any politician.
Message:kill those bastards!!! Start killing their kashmiri sympathizers one by one and let them know it.They will melt!!!
Message:As per my opinion Indian Govt should not release Maulana Masood at any cost. Govt should try to use all the skills to release passengers a the earliest. Once the passengers are released then all the hijackers should be killed near pakistan border. Pakistan should realise they are deeling with HINDUSTAN. History says that good and brave people also born in Hindustan like Gandhi, Buddha and also they should not forget Subhas Chandra also born in india. According to me we should fullfil their full and final demand with AK47. Jai HIND
Message:This is the frustation of militants This kind of acts are going to continue , unless Indian security forces continue their killing spree, raping of women , The Hijackers should demand release of thousands of militants in the Indian Jail, and the compensation for thousands of civilians killed and raped by Indian forces If possible they should demand end of indian brutal rule in Kashmir, Or at least ask the UN forces to monitor the human rights in the Indian Ocupied kashmir. Indians cant understand the human values, because it is the same country where mosque are demolished, minorities are torchered and the same fanatic people rule the country.
Message:Yes, Definitely. They should release that person in exchange of our people. We can catch him again. But all these people can't come again. He already killed one innocent person & that too for a very small mistake by him. Quick action should be taken. Small childeren are also there in the plane. 150 ppeople .... Not a small count. The hijackers are very dangerous. Please leave that Masood as soon as possible. We can undersatnd , how much effort the police dept. might have done to catch him, but we have many more such intelligent people in police dept. who can catch him again. But no one is there who will be able to bring back the lives of 150 people. So, my request is to relaese that Masood, & save our people Thank you Vaishali Vaidya An Indian
Message:Must try that aircraft should leave Afganistan and land in some friendly contury, thereafter, attack the hijackers and get them released
Message:Before attempting to accuse Pakistan, India should swiftly resolve the issue at hand which in case they have forgotten involves 160 innocent lives!
Message:what does rediff do with this message board? Is this just going to be a physical board to bounce off people's anger/ideas or does the press take an initiative and channel this opinion for a good use?. Press please wake up. You need to play a significant role in making aware of their rights. It is the ordinary man who suffers for some goof up by a higher authority or for bribe taken by some official. Where were the commandos/black cats. may be busy giving Z protection to the VVIPs.
Message:I guess we should not surrender to their demands, because it is going to result in far more deaths and killings by these militants and also this will give them enough courage to repeat such cowardly things in future.
Message:It's india's biggest mistake without doing any thing in Amritsar. First they should kill Maulana Masood immediately, then only they should start talk with millitants.
Message:Yes, they shoould release the militants and get the passengers released from the ill fated plane. So sad innocent citizens suffering because of the delay in our Government actions. Of course, Kashmir problem is an ever ending..... Wakeup.. PM.. do something to get the fellow Citizens & other nationals from the plane.....
Message:There should be no comromise with the hijackers. Indian Govt needs to act decisively and fast. The govt seems to be lost in politics. National Defence Council should take decisions. There is no need to consult every Tom Dick and Harry opposition leaders etc. What is this going on. Can India not show the world that we mean business. Our soldiers died for Kargil. We can not now give in to Terrorists. Otherwise there will be no end to this and we shall become a impotent nation.Why can't our commandos do something about it?
Let us not give in. This must serve as a warning to all the terrorists around India. We are a nation surrounded by these desparate men and we must respond strongly. Otherwise we are sunk.
Message:Govt should not accept the demand of the hijackers but Govt should take military action against hijackers with the help of Israel commandos
Message:It's more than 60 hrs, and it is clear that the Security cannot rescue the innocent passengers. Let's leave ideology and live a practical life. Comply to the demands of the hijackers, and get relief to the nation. We will deal with these terrorists in a different manner.
Message:The Govt. should do every possible way to release the poor people who has been kept in the plane for over 72 hours If on release of Maulana Masood the passengers can be freed and Govt. gets confirmation regarding this,it should waste its time.
Message:There is no reasoning with Insanity. The Government must take an active role in dealing with this issue "themselves". There is no reason that the innocent passengers aboard the flight 814 should suffer. They must take a quick action.
Name:satish pavan kumar
Message:the govt. is seem to be very lethargetic in their moves. if there is no other go, the govt. should release the convict.
Message:Definitely not ... On the other hand evrything must be done to get back every one of those 160 innocent folks. This can be done !!
Message:Yes, and a big YES The terrorist must be released as soon as possible to end the trauma of the passengers aboard.
Name:R K Gupta
Message:Yes. The Government should release Masood and secure the release of passengers, even if none of them is the daughter of the Home Minister. Then, and this is important, all the intelligence agencies must get together and get Masood back where he belongs and also the hijackers as soon as possible. Taliban is a different proposition and a commando operation may not work there. I wish the passengers all the best and pray for their safe return.
Message:If those crimanls can use 150 inocent civilans as weapons for blackmailing then why can't our government use the that ruthless leader of those ideots as a blackmailing weapon. Govt. should tell them in clear terms that if they don't release the civilans by tonight, their leader will be hanged to death in public.
Message:DO NOT RELEASE THAT GUY OR ANY OF THOSE BASTARDS. IF THEY BLOW UP THE PLANE,THEN WE SHOULD GET THE WORLD'S SUPPORT ON OUR SIDE (EASILY) THEN GO AND BOMB THOSE 2 COUNTRIES NAMELY PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN TILL WE RUN OUT OF BOMBS OR TILL ALL THOSE TERRORISTS AND THEIR WELL WISHERS ARE IN HELL.
Message:The govT should atleast now act & be responsible. For heaven sake, We are talking 'bout the lives of 150 people on board. Talking of options, u have nothing but to negotiate, DO Not succum to releasing or somthing like that. But do talk it over. The only way. A dialog would make things happen on the positive front.
Message:Yes. Since they have released 7 terroist for a life of a single daughter. Is the life of only the sons and daughters of politicians precious?? If they dont release the terrorist, then they should follow this for every threat of this kind in future , whoever is kidnapped. The law and handling of situation should be same for everyone. I pray that the hostages are released.
Message:At this juncture, I think the Govt. should only think about the innocent lives in the planes. Terrorism has become a global phenomenon and no country is less vulnerable to it. By freeing Masood, I don't think terrorism is going to increase, whatever that means. It's high time India does something concrete to tackle ISI, Kashmir et al. But as I already mentioned, now and very quickly India should free the hostages. I can imagine the inhuman situation currently exsiting in the plane. May God protect these people.
Message:A lesson. In future dont capture terrorist and keep them in jail, dont arrest them, or try justice. JUST SHOOT THEM , KILL THEM
Message:What the govt is doing. If there was a minister or politician son or daughter, were they delaying it so much. Or make a rule like in US, if anybody including president is hijacked ot kidnapped no negosiations will be done.
Message:Absolutely not! And people like Dr Sanjeev Chibber must know that it is not the GOI that is playing with the lives of these hostages but those bloody hijackers. We should NEVER give in to these bastards!
Message:The storming operation which was conducted by the Mossad almost 20 years back was a risky affair and could have ended either way. In this day and age, cant we use technology to find a solution to this? Isnt there a way sleeping gas could be injected into the plane, maybe through the outlet at the bottom which is used for cleaning the lavatory or through the baggabe cabin? If there isnt, we have to negotiate with the terrorists and approach this in a calm way. Storming could result in further loss of lives or might even end up in the terrorists blowing the whole plane up.
Message:Do not release that guy or the other bastards in prison!! As you know both Pakistan and Afghanistan are behind this hijacking we cannot expect any help from Kabul in terms of a commando attack on the plane. Our only hope is that they release the hostages on their own, because we MUST NOT EVEN LISTEN TO THEIR DEMANDS. I feel sorry for the relatives of the hostages but you CANNOT trust these terrorists especially these kind of ones.IF they blow up the plane then we should attack Pakistan and Afhganistan till the terrorists and their well wishers are in hell.I have a feeling that there might be a war in the next few weeks over this episode and we have to be brave at least from now on. Indians are not weak and are not cowards. Its time to stand up fortunately we have BJP at the center and not Congress which tries all the time to please the "minorities". Mr Vajpayee be ATAL and we have total faith in you and Mr. Jaswant Singh.
Message:there is no alternative our indian passengers lives are more precious than a fundamentalist leader. our people should be brought back safely. indian law should be suitably amended so thatin future any terrorist arrested should be tried within few days and if proved guilty should be given capital punishment.THERE IS NO POINT IN KEEPING IN JAIL AND TREATRING THEM AS OUR GUESTS
Message:NEVER NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS.
Message:Bowing to the demands of these terrorist scum will only open up the floodgates for more such acts in the future. Although the anguish of the kin of the hostages is understandable, there is no way by which the govt. should bow to such demands. I am of the opinion that these incidents can be avoided altogether in the future by the simple expedient of executing terrorists as soon as they are found; to hell with human rights! If these buggers have no respect for other human lives, then they don't deserve any either. There is no sense in keeping them in our jails and feeding them with our money, so that their ilk can commit such acts of desperation again and again. Rest assured, this will not be the last act of these despicable murderers; they are killers and should be put down as rabid dogs are. I can only hope that the govt. will not bow down to pressure and let this rabble rousing b!@##@d go.
Message:I can see the message boards are full of persons exhorting the govt. to storm the plane. Don't they know that Afghanistan is a hostile country and that it has already refused permission to carry out such an operation.
Message:Congratulations to the Govt. of India. Second time in 1999 we have had terrorists deliver hard slaps on our faces. Does anyone in the govt. care or dare to think how these incidents project India, the country they represent to the rest of the world, besides the unsettling fact that Indians get sacrificed for the lack of planning and foresight by their elected reprsentatives? I wonder if the govt. officials incharge had one of their relatives on board this flight or a young son dead in the heights of Kargil-would the level of planning be the same as what we seem to witness constantly. No question about it for the moment-as far as the release of Indian nationals are concerned we need to get them out of this for now; even if it means releasing terrorists. Vajpayee and Jaswant cannot afford to sit on their backsides and keep on harping that all is being done b`cos all, in fact was not done when it could have been done i.e. the time before Kargil took place and the time before the flight got hijacked. Period!!!
Message:Why Can't all the passangers 180 of them jump and bang the hijackers as they are only 5 of them and that to with some old weapons . is it possible to communicate with the passangers and inform them what to do
Message:The question is whether the hijackers are related to Maulana Masood are not? Although there have been reports that one of the hijackers is the younger brother of Maulana Masood but the fact remains that Masood is the Only son(reference ABC News 26 Dec 99). The Indian government and media is continously blaming Pakistan for the hijacking but it is obvious that this drama is the brain child of Indian agencies. How on earth can Indian government request Pakistan and Afghanistan to keep the aircraft at their airports, when it did nothing for the release of passangers while the aircraft was at the Amritsar airport.
Name:Payback in the same token!
Message:If realised have the realised terrorist infected with bio-chemical agents that will put him out after say 48 hours or withen few days, of the exchange. As morality is not relivant with these rabid terrorist itz a good option. Many security forces get killed to capture them they cannot just walk because they got a plane or whatever.
Message: govt should not give in to such demands atthe same time must take steps to ensure that release of passenger if need be use force
Message:NO. If we yield now ther is no guarantee that they will stop at that. It has become fashion with these fanatics to justify anything in the name of religion. I am very sure that Allah will never forgive these mad chaps and Allah will defenately ensure that everything ends in a happy note. This is the time that all our muslim brethern to show their concern and register their protest in whatever possible way and also show the world and those fanatics like osama bin laden that they never represent their aspirations. I request verey one to pray to whatever god they believe in to save all the lives including that of high jackers. Allways group prayers are very effective.
Message:I am eagerly awaiting Chindu Shreedharan's sympathetic piece on the hijackers and blaming the Indian Government for everything. Make this one a twenty part special. Rediff has truly done a grave disservice to India and the truth by its utterly biased and insensitive reportage. This hijacking is almost poetic justice. We know what kind of people the hijackers are and we utterly detest those 'Kashmiris' who support them.
Name:D P UMASHANKER
Message:THERE ARE 2 ASPECTS TO THIS PROBLEM. A. IF MASOOD IS RELEASED THE STAKE IS 1 BILLION PEOPLE OF INDIA WE SHOULD NOT COMPARE THIS EPISODE WITH SELFISH PEOPLE LIKE MUFTI MOHMD SAYED WHO CREATED A PRECEDENT BY RELEASING 7 TERRORIST JUST FOR THE SAKE OF HIS DAUGHTER. B. IF HE IS NOT RELEASED THE STAKE IS 159 PASSENGER OF FLIGHT 814 I SINCERELY BELEIVE THAT THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE PASSENGERS IN FLIGHT 814 WILL REALISE THIS IN A BIGGER INTEREST OF THE NATION AND THE HUMAN SOCEITY AS A WHOLE. HAVING SAID THE ABOVE MY SELF AND MY FAMILY WERE GLUED TO THE TELEVISION FROM FRIDAY UNTIL TODAY MORNING (MON) AND WE WERE PRAYING FOR THE SAFE RELEASE OF THE HOSTAGES. GOD IS GREAT AND HE WILL DEFINETLY HELP THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND FINALLY THEY WILL BE RELEASED.
Message:Yes. He should be released and then again captured
Message:150 passangers life is definitely more than a minister's child life so it is definitely ok to realse the that bastard. but we should ensure that this will not happen again. To ensure these things first step which we need to take is close the boders with nepal and make visa compulsuory for nepal also This will restrict ISI agents to enter India. Nepal has become a royal way to enter India. they come to nepal on Pak passport and then enter india Royally. This has to stop for which we need to consider Nepal like any other country. This means loss of some revenue and diplomatic ties with nepal but this is essential for our internal security.
Message: The government allowed the plane to leave Indian territory -- perhaps for some political reasons. In my opinion, we should demonstrate our concern for the lives of 150 innocent hostages by handing over Maulana Masood to UN authorities.
Read what other readers said:
'Get into Afghanistan and kill the hijackers'
'The Govt should directly talk with the hijackers and release the passengers without succumbing to their demands'
'Distract the hijackers, storm the plane, shoot the criminals and rescue the hostages'
'An SOP must be in place, formulated without a second's delay'
'We should do an operation a la Entebbe whatever the consequences'
'The Govt should avail of all diplomatic means to get the passengers released'
'Please for God's sake save those 150 people'
'Never give in to terrorist demands'
'This govt only knows how to break a temple, not a terrorist operation'
'The real purpose behind the whole drama seems to be to get international attention against India'
'I believe the government has a reason for dragging on the situation this long'
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