What is the difference between an anarchist and a terrorist?
Well, according to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, there isn’t much of a difference, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal qualifies for both nicknames.
âKejriwal now asks with a sad face, ‘Am I a terrorist? You are a terrorist and there is a lot of evidence to prove it. You yourself have said that you are an anarchist. There is not much difference between an anarchist and a terrorist, âsaid the senior BJP official.
He was referring to the question of Kejriwal “who spent a night at the Moga residence of the Khalistan Commando Force chief, Gurinder Singh, during the Punjab Assembly elections.”
âYou knew it was the house of an activist. Yet you stayed there. How much more proof do you need? ” He asked.
But first, what exactly is the difference between the two words?
To consult the Cambridge dictionary, an anarchist is someone who “wishes to destroy existing government and laws.” By extension, anarchism is “the political conviction that there should be little or no formal or official organization of society, but that people should work together freely.”
Keep in mind that an anarchist may not agree with the existing regime or system of governance, but this does not necessarily qualify him for classification as a âterroristâ. It would really involve acting on their wish for change and using violent means to get started.
Returning to the dictionary, we can see that a terrorist is defined as “someone who uses violent actions, or threats of violent actions, for political ends”.
So while Javadekar and other political leaders may protest otherwise, one cannot really be called a terrorist for not denouncing so-called anarchists.
The Union Minister alleged that Kejriwal was on the side of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where “anti-Indian slogans were launched and did not grant any sanction to prosecute (those who launched the slogans ) â.
âOn January 26, you threatened to stop their prosecution. How much more evidence do you need? The people of Delhi now know that you are the leader of the liars, that you are an anarchist and that you sympathize with the terrorists . You support Shaheen Bagh, JNU, the slogans that go there and all these anarchists … then you are definitely a terrorist. It is your identity, no matter how innocent you make a face, “he said. he declares.
Javadekar also alleged that the Aam Aadmi (AAP) party supported Shaheen Bagh, where the slogans of “Assam ko azadi“,” Jinnah wali azadiWere raised. âSupporting such slogans is also terrorismâ.
Javadekar is not the only person to have mentioned “Arvind Kejriwal”, “terrorism” and “Shaheen Bagh” in the same speech lately. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath and BJP MP Parvesh Verma arrived first.
“In Delhi, a lot”natwarlals‘and terrorists like Kejriwal are in hiding. I don’t understand whether we have to fight with terrorists in Kashmir or with terrorist Kejriwal in Delhi, “Verma said at a rally in Delhi.
This resulted in a 96-hour campaign ban and a show cause notice from the Election Commission.
At a recent election rally in Delhi, the CM alleged that those supporting terrorists in Kashmir were organizing protests in Shaheen Bagh and throwing slogans of ‘azadi‘.
Speaking at a series of rallies in the nation’s capital, Adityanath also said that “their ancestors divided India”, so they have a grouse against this emerging ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat‘, and criticized the AAP government, claiming it “provides biryani” to Shaheen Bagh protesters.
Arvind Kejriwal for his part denies being a “terrorist”. An emotional Kejriwal recently said that it is up to the people of Delhi to decide whether they see him as their son, brother or a terrorist.
“How did I become a terrorist? I arranged medicine … done so much for the needy. I never thought of myself or my family … I am ready to give my life for the nation” , he had declared. said at a press conference.
(With contributions from agencies)
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Posted on: Monday February 03, 2020 4:59 PM IST