We have lost a lion
By ML Aima (Vice President ASKPC)
the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Sh tika Lal Taploo
we are reminded of the heroic role played by him for introducing
and sustaining the channel of true Indian Nationalism and
secularism in the Kashmir Valley, initially in the name of
Bh. Jan Sangh, Then Janta Party and lastly BJP. He was a true
votary and an activist of Hindutava, who got his initiation
in RSS as early as 1945 and remained a dedicated Swayam Sevak
up to his last day, Fearless and dauntless as he was he would
not hesitate to communicate the message of National Integration
from his ideological point of view in frank and unprejudiced
terms to the Muslims and Hindus alike.
was deeply loved by the intellectuals and political workers
of all hues in Kashmir for his sincere and bold assertion
as a nationalist who fought at the cost of his life the separatist
and the fundamentalist elements of Kashmir.
advocate by profession, he had risen in stature in public
eyes and in his party ranks for being a devout son of Bharat
Mata, uncompromising in his views in facing the parochial
feelings of relegion, cast and other narrow considerations
which some times would tend to influence the Hindu and National
Ideological frame work of his colleagues and friends.
Tika Lal Taploo is no more in his physical form with us, but
as the first martyr who fell to bullets of enemies of the
country, in Kashmir in the context of the present turmoil.
He was made an immemorable history among hundreds of Martyrs
who followed him.
We have lost the lion who would roar Bharat Mata ki Jaií ancidist
the hostile encirclement of the enemies of India and would
challenge the anti nationals who feared him like lambs.