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Shri Ram Sena – Bunch of monkeys

So a lot happened after Mumbai carnage. Our Home Minister was kicked out. No questions asked. He was not accountable for anything. Probably he would have enjoyed his winter in some warm beach in Bahamas taking a break from his hectic useless schedule. Maharashtra deputy chief minister would have gone to take a lesson in communication skills because he always spoke wrong things at right time. Pakistan in the mean time, after series of denial, has accepted Pakistani soil was used in planning the Mumbai attacks. Immediately Zardari says Taliban is all across Pakistan and soon there is Sharia law in SWAT valley in Pakistan. These are only dots in the landscape. And I am unable to connect these dots. And I am sure they are related. In home, after infamous Most Notorious Sena (MNS), we have one more Sena in making, Shri Ram Sena. They don’t want couples to celebrate Valentine’s days. Wow. What a national issue. And then we had a “pink chaddi” campaign from the rebels.

Bottomline is after much hue and cry over Mumbai disaster, we are back to square one. “Hindu” newspaper in Chennai used to publish articles about people and their family who got killed in the carnage. A very low number, in terms of Indian statistics, were killed on 11/26, but it forever ruined families of thousands. And nobody remembers them. Still they narrate a pathetic tale of support which they are getting from Government. We had a robust demonstration near Gateway of India. Anger poured like Mumbai rains. Raj Thackeray didn’t even a mumble a word. All politicians locked up inside their home. Now months after 11/26, when elections are near, they are appearing back with same old gimmicks. Play with minds and emotions of people. Amar Singh is back with his manipulations. Congress is clueless. And BJP suddenly remembers Ram. Left is all left with their patronage for China and hate for US. And we poor souls have been given a responsibility to chose among the lesser evils. Though its sham to vote for someone whom you know ( and that’s 100%) will be of no use, lets still make that lesser evil choice (or else you would be served tea by some morons ..jaago re).

Before Mangalore pub incident, hardly anybody new about Shri Ram Sena. So they kind of got successful in getting substantial media coverage after commiting this repugnant act of terror against women. Few people, media in particular, compared these goons with Taliban. I think they are even worse than that. Taliban, though are primarily driven by religion and commit all acts of terror, are not a coward lot. But our guys (all these Sena) are not only bunch of losers but also cowards who show their masculine strength by molesting women. It’s just a ploy to lift their failed status. And here comes our politicians again. The Karnataka CM comes against pub culture, indirectly ratifying his goonda elements. No wonder they got free within 24 hours of their arrest. Last I heard a case has been filed against Mrs. Renuka Choudhary for raising her voice against this incident by Mangalore mayor. Though she herself is guilty of running a flawed “pub bharo andolan“. While all this happened, nowhere to be seen and heard was Sonia Gandhi. Well it was not surprising though. She and her team are incapacitated to make or take any decisions. And while I prefer to remain an even critic of all politicians but in this case will make an exception. I believe BJP is directly or indirectly is responsible for this. The whole malicious “Hindu” thing started by them has only worked as a catalyst to this shenanigan. Thanks to CM of Karnataka (at least one sound decision); these hooligans most of them were behind bars on Valentines’ Day, but still some thugs did manage to ease their testosterone rush by harassing few couples. The incident is only getting old in people’s mind and within no time we shall all forget and this act of terror will be just added as ‘one more’ into the list of atrocities against women.

As a nation we should collectively bow our head in shame for all the evils, which our incompetent and indecisive politicians, in alignment with criminals and these hoodlum senas, have given to us.

 

 


Gunda”Raj” in India………Can we have Britishers back please?

Not sure how many of us saw Maharashtra Home Minister Mr. R R Patil after the assassination of the said Mumbai Best bus hijacker, a teenager called Rahul Raj. Mr. Patil came to defend Mumbai Police saying it was an apt reply from police. It was bullet for bullet. His chest was inflated with confidence and he was running high on testosterone and adrenalin was pumping his vascular system. What an achievement! The same minister few weeks earlier looked a frail, feeble and dumb character when he was asked any question related to Raj Thackeray. The same trigger happy Mumbai police, who looked more afraid than Raj Thackeray while arresting him, took no time to press their triggers against an innocent man. Well I say innocent because if the guy wished he could have killed anybody with that gun but he didn’t. His co-passengers were interviewed with many channels and everyone made clear that he had no intentions to hurt anybody. That still makes him at fault because after all he was threatening the people by a wavering gun. But not a fault, which could prompt Mumbai Police to actually open fire. And this followed a mindless killing of a person followed by immoral justifications from Home Minister and Police.

Now we hear that a laborer from Uttar Pradesh was battered to death because of a quarrel over window seat in a local train. Haven’t seen Mr. Patil yet on television to comment on this incident but reportedly he has mentioned that this was not a hate crime. I just pray he is right, for a change. This entire episode gave a great photo-op for our Bihari leaders. All three Nitish, Lalu and Ram Vilas appeared on TV and gave their share of speech and probably went back to their home to celebrate Diwali. Raj Thackeray would have had a happy Diwali too at his home. And of course Mr. Patil and Mr. Deshmukh would have enjoyed their Diwali too. And amidst this 1000 crores cracker extravaganza what we call Diwali, little we realize that a family was torn in Patna and fifteen year old was left without her father in Gorakhpur. Yes the government did announce a package in the latter case to compensate for the death and their job was done.

So with all these happenings in recent past, I think it’s time for us to introspect and analyze who we are exactly fighting with. Is Pakistani terrorism really a threat for us? That kills human beings only. And we are used to that now. But these politicians and I mean all of them, from Mumbai to Delhi and from Patna to Lucknow, are killing minds. Few are actually injecting venoms of hatred and few are just capitalizing on this to secure their vote banks. With all fire around, our great Indian media, especially Hindi channels are always ready to pour in gasoline over this fire. Because media have their own TRP to take care of. Not a single soul in the power hierarchy is really bothered. And worst, the problem has just started, because of lack of intellectuals in politics. We have few but they are old and will retire in few years. The next breed of politicians will even be more dangerous because they are the people, who are coming from university politics (mostly dropouts) and who want to get high on money and power.

At the age when India is sending spacecraft to moon, it’s a sham that we are still fighting over religion and region like a bunch of school going kids. Politicians, it’s time to grow up and don’t put us into a thought process that the Britishers would have ruled us in a far civilized manner than what we are under you.

The whole things reminds of George Carlin’s famous saying For thousands of years all the bloodiest and most brutal wars have been based on religious hatred. Which of course, is fine with me; anytime “holy” people [read politicians] are killing one another, I’m a happy guy……but please, don’t kill each other and give me that shit about sanctity of life.”