From: Xavier William <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: [india-unity] FW: State Terrorism Of India
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Dear Bhasker Menon,
What is the difference between a terrorist and a patriot?
Bhagat Singh was a terrorist as far as the British were concerned, but a patriot as far as India is concerned. Having an army or a CRPF force in a place almost on a permanent basis does not become a democracy.
There was a recent report that almost two third of the districts in India are Naxalite infested. These districts too will need armed forces to keep law and order and once armed forces begin to keep law and order things will only get worse. What kind of democracy will it be if we need the armed forces to keep law and order.
India is is becoming a economic power. but in step with our progress on the economic front the divisive forces and terrorists too will garner funds and grow strong. Thus recent events in Kerala have shown that as Kerala gets more remittances from abroad the terrorists also grow strong.
It is the frustration with the political games being played in India that leads to such a state of affairs.
Someone said that a politician plans for the next day whereas a statesman plans for the next generation. It is a sorry state of things that we have no statesman of any stature in India. What is more with the Nehru dynasty having so much clout in Indian politics and the other parties being engaged in petty caste politics there is very little chance of any stateman coming to rescue India in the foreseeable future.
I feel terrible about the suffering but we should ask about why children were taken to the scene of a confrontation that the demonstrators intended to be violent. The CRP in Kashmir respond with violence when they are attacked murderously with rocks that are collected and brought to the site beforehand.Bringing children to such a place can only have one very cynical explanation. Terrorist propaganda.Bhaskar Menon
Dona Paula, Goa 403003
Xavier William |