When something good happens, on regular intervals, in a single week, you find it too good to be true. Yet, if it’s real, you feel equally euphoric to have been a part of the same, even if your contribution to that part is close to negligible. The same is the feeling that is writ large on the faces of millions of Indians, who are sailing on the cloud nine, on witnessing a bolder and much more innovative stance of the current Central government, led by Honb. PM Shri Narendra Modi.
If you think I’m joking, then look at this, and deduce for yourself, if I’m right or wrong: –
- At least a platoon of more than 30 terrorists and Pakistani Border Action Team soldiers, a cheap and overrated equivalent of our lethal Ghatak commandos, have been dispatched to hell safely by a joint force of our Indian armed forces, be it the Indian Army, the CRPF, the BSF or even the state police.
- Some 5 to 10 local insurgents, bred high on the utopian ideals of Ghazwa e Hind, or in layman’s terms, the Islamic India, have been shot down deservedly by the same joint cordon of the security forces
- More than 30 separatists, related with Kashmiri insurgency, especially those associated with the brutal Kashmiri genocides, have had their houses and plush properties raided by a collective force of National Investigative Agency [NIA], Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] and Income Tax Organization [IT] officials
- Known pseudo liberals(and money swindlers) like Prannoy Roy, owner and head of NDTV India, haven’t been spared either, with their houses and properties raided precisely by NIA & CBI officials, causing a furor among the Lutyens’ brigade of Indian media.
But why am I telling all this? Because there is one body in India, which has been shaken off badly from their sweet slumber, and are now terrified of their impending doom. This is not an official organization, but an almost invisible force, which has its claws embedded in almost all the institutions that facilitate the smooth functioning of the nation that is Bharat / India.
This is almost like an ideology, seeped deep into its followers, which is now facing an existential crisis, with the ascent of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister, and a resurgence of a nationalist tide in India, which has razed any enemy to the ground, whenever needed. The enemy that is terrified is known as the Deep State, an invisible force that controls most of the governments in the world like a personal fiefdom. In their desperation, they’re resorting to systematic anarchy, especially in those states, where BJP is ruling with the blessings of the masses, like MP, Gujarat etc.
The most recent evidence of this phenomena fading away and crumbling is the sudden change in the alleged protest against the non-implementation of the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee in relation to the welfare of farmers, among which the most important demand to be fulfilled is the imposition of the Minimum Support Price for the crop produce of MP farmers, as suggested by the Committee. Not bad, right?
Except that, even if MP government, led by Honb. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, took these suggestions seriously, they certainly took a bit longer than necessary, to clear the paperwork and bureaucracy involved in implementing the suggestions. The catalyst to the protests in MP, that actually turned violent, was the bold, though controversial decision of Yogi Adityanath to waive off the outstanding loans of small and medium scale farmers. This was where the fight to make the voices of farmers count took a wrong turn altogether.
The protest against the delay in implementing the MP State Committee began from the beginning of June, with initially the farmers going on strike in MP and Maharashtra. However, by 5th of June, the situation in Mandsaur, one of the main centers of protest in MP, turned sour.
As per the reports published in nationalist news daily Dainik Jagran, the police in Mandsaur, having failed to disperse the crowd normally, had to resort to firing as a warning. Unfortunately, the warning shots proved disastrous, as some of them landed on a few unfortunate protesters, who died on the spot. The casualties haven’t been declared yet, but according to the sources, it might range from six to eight.
Serves a perfect recipe for the government bashing, right? Absolutely, for soon after the reports of police firing, following were the headlines, and some reactions, as noted below: –
‘MP farmers stir : Is government buying bullets from Krishi Kalyan?’
‘Farmers are Dying? Let them do Yoga!’
‘Rahul Gandhi on the Protest: Modi Government has forgotten farmers!’
It looks as if Modi government is in for yet another bout of criticism, apparently because of firing on peaceful protesters. Peaceful protesters? If we delve deeper into the protests, what happened in Mandsaur, was anything but peaceful. Have a look for yourself: –
- The protest turned violent, as the protesters set more than 18 trucks ablaze, destroying thousands of kilograms of food grains
- The police tried to disperse the crowd with the traditional methods of rubber pellets and tear gas, but none budged. Even water cannons failed
- The police were also attacked by the protesting arsonists, and in defense, they fired warning shots, which actually turned disastrous.
We’re not defending the policemen, who failed in being cautious with the shots possibly, but if anyone of them had died, would anyone have cried for justice? Certainly not, for anyone in this nation with a uniform has apparently no human rights, no matter how hard he / she works, or how he/she risks for his / her duty towards the nation. Yes, the dead farmers deserve justice, but not at the cost of vilification of those, whose only job was to keep things under control.
Now it’s time to meet the people behind the MP Farmers protest:
Workers of Congress Party are chiefly instrumental in giving this protest a violent color. If farmers are protesting, what is the need of destroying hundreds of quintals of fresh groceries, and spilling thousands of gallons of milk on the road. Don’t these very folks dictate how not to waste food, when millions in India sleep on an empty stomach? Or were those lectures reserved only for us and the nationalist governments?
Besides, why did the protests turn violent exactly the day after a CBI team raided the houses and properties of NDTV owner Prannoy Roy and his wife? Can anyone please explain that? If this is not enough, why is urgency among the opposition leaders, especially Congress ‘stalwarts’ like Rahul Gandhi & Digvijay Singh to give this a communal and antiestablishment color? Are they attempting another Rohith Vemula episode here? I doubt if anyone among them would even spare a few seconds for the aggrieved families of Lt. Umar Fayyaz, who was butchered by bloodthirsty terrorists in Kulgam.
Also, as per other official notifications, the government of MP has agreed to accept the demands as mentioned by the protesters, especially raising the MSP of onion to Rs. 8/ kg. and pulses at Rs. 50/ kg. Besides, the state has experienced a bumper harvest this year, with a massive increase in the amount of food grains and groceries produced. So, what is the justification for such violence in the protests? Is there something else, that this violence serves?
Also, a few photographs have surfaced, which clearly indicate, that not all is well with the protests, and this might just be a shoddy attempt of repeating the recent Jantar Mantar protest fiasco, with protesters coming from relatively affluent backgrounds, spilling food grains, and even attacking small vendors, who’re trying to make their ends meet. If they’re poor farmers protesting, why do they need to hit hard on the needs of their own brethren? Unless they have some vested interests…………
If do you don’t believe us, see for yourself: –
— Jiggs ?? (@Sootradhar) June 7, 2017
Interestingly, the farmers are so poor, that they wear starched, ironed clothes, and branded sunglasses. The apparent leader of the protesting cordon, Faizan Khan, is so so poor, that he clicks photos with Digvijay Singh, and travels by airplanes: –
If the MP government has failed at some point, it is only in failing to nip the tentacles of bureaucracy in implementing the necessary recommendations, and lack of trained policemen and crisis managers for such situations. However, in no way, this should give air to the scheming politicians, who would stoop low to any level just to make their desired cut. They’ve done once with Delhi, then again with Bihar, then again with folks like Hardik Patel, Kanhaiyya Kumar, Gurmehar Kaur, Rohith Vemula etc. Let’s not make them succeed this time.