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The Naxalites attacked a Congress convoy near Darbha village of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh on May 25, killing over two dozen Congress leaders and workers and injuring many more. This was the biggest and boldest attack by the Naxalites in recent times.
Now there will be furious retaliation by the security forces. Many Naxalites will be killed. Because of the topography of the area, the number of the civilians (tribals) killed will be much more. This will lead to renewed resentment. Hordes of the bereaved, deprived and unemployed youth will be driven by hunger and anger to join the Naxalite bands. The cycle will start again. Killing of the last Naxalite may not solve the problem. Killing of the last tribal may.
Naxalism can be checked only by putting an end to exploitation of tribals by police and forest personnel.
Police force was created by the British in 1860 not to protect the people but to protect those in power and ruthlessly oppress the people. The same pattern continues.
A Bastar SP booked a journalist as a Naxalite. Later he admitted in court that he had done so because then BJP chief minister Sunderlal Patwa was annoyed with the journalist’s reports. Because of his qualities of putting innocent but inconvenient persons behind the bar, the IPS officer became a darling of Congress chief minister Digvijay Singh also.
Acts like jail, externment of Madhuriben (Madhuri Krishnaswamy) for demanding full and timely wages for MNREGA workers helps Naxalism grow.
Politicians, IAS officers and revenue officers joined hands to deprive
by fraudulent means the tribals of Bastar region of their lands with precious,
centuries-old trees standing on them. The loot continued for several decades.
On directions of Supreme Court, an experts committee catalogued some 800 cases with the nature of the crime and the names and roles of perpetrators in each case. Supreme Court asked Madhya Pradesh government (Chhattisgarh was then part of Madhya Pradesh) to proceed against them. Now CAN YOU BELIEVE the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh, on instructions of the chief minister, submitted an affidavit in Supreme Court saying that his government could not take action against them. The matter was then entrusted by Supreme Court to CBI. After registering some FIRs, the CBI investigators opted for enriching themselves instead of trying to send VIP criminals to jail. The Supreme Court also forgot all about it.
Did Central ministers ever try to find out what happens to the money released for tribal welfare under tribal sub-plans?
They join hands and pass law in a single day when their own interests are involved. For people, laws are kept pending for years and years and years.
This piece has been sent by a friend who claims to have accessed, through hallucinatory processes, confidential files of the UPA government:
A day after the Union cabinet cleared the Food Security Bill, the UPA Government announced its decision to also table the ‘Right to Girlfriend’ Bill in the current session of Parliament. Purported to be Rahul Gandhi’s brainchild, the concomitant scheme titled ‘Rajiv Gandhi Girlfriend Yojana’ (RAGGY) will guarantee a girlfriend for 100 days a year to every Indian unmarried male below 45 years of age.
“Why should only some guys have all the fun? Social nerds, book-worms, tech-geeks, or even out-and-out losers have a fundamental right to a girlfriend!” roared Rahul Gandhi during an election rally in Amethi while unveiling the Bill’s salient features, drawing wolf whistles and thunderous applause from the assembled crowd.
According to the proposed scheme, a youth can register with his local Gram Panchayat Mukhiya or Municipal Ward Councillor and demand a girlfriend for a specified period of time. The Government in turn has to provide a girlfriend to the beneficiary within 15 days, failing which the beneficiary will be compensated at the rate of Rs. 200 per day for the duration of the agonizing wait.
For the purpose of estimating the number of beneficiaries, the Planning Commission has defined the Below Frustration Line (BFL) as any normal, unmarried, single Indian male between 18 and 28 who has answered ‘frustrated’ to the NSSO survey question ‘How do you feel about not having a babe?’
Congress leader Digvijay Singh has welcomed the proposed scheme and said that the government has the complete support of the party. “Once again, Rahulji has taken up a secular issue that resonates with all Indian male youth cutting across religious, social, and economic barriers,” he said. “Even if RAGGY delivers half of what it promises, Rahulji will have cemented his reputation as India’s youth icon,” said the veteran Congress leader. Diggy however vehemently rejected suggestions that Rahul might have any vested interest behind this scheme.