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General Dyer @ Ramlila Ground

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After an unusually long Saturday, I made a last dash to my TV remote, before going to sleep. Little did I know that sleep would be the last thing on my mind soon.

A betaal lookalike yoga guru, who has raised hell about black money, prevalent corruption and a long-dead system, with a tinge of political ambition, was about to be turned a martyr.

A veteran leader from the party in power stated, “We are not afraid of Baba. Had we been afraid, we would have jailed him long ago”. The relevance of his remark came haunting back with the sad scenes from the capital.

Sending in Police and Rapid Action Force at dead of the night to lathi-charge sleeping innocent common men, reeks of colonial hitlerocracy. When I first saw the movie, Rang De Basanti, the scene where peaceful candle light protest was crushed forcefully. I was sure such thing could never happen in my country. China perhaps, but not in India.

What has happened today has shamed me. How can I cite General Dyer now, when Jalianwaala Baag has been re-enacted in Delhi. Lathi-charge, tear gas and burning the stage are akin to the gunshots in today’s democratic times.

Thousands of people who have come from across the country, where were they supposed to go at the dead of the night? Why not do the same operation during the day? Tear gas is to be used on rioters and miscreants, not on peaceful sleeping people.

If I can’t even protest peacefully against the issues that are haunting me, what should I do? Should I become a naxalite? Should I become a terrorist? Should I hang myself? Should I leave my motherland and live a life of an orphan?

Yes, I am corrupt. But I support any such popular movements against corruption. Even if it’s political then so be it. Coz quite frankly, I am simply fed up of being corrupt.

You are not razing down Adarsh. You have not realized a penny out of 2G. You have not brought back even an cent of black money stashed abroad. But you do sent a 2000 strong force to raze down the shivir.

Baba has been extern-ed out of Delhi. If tomorrow I will raise my voice against corruption, Will I be extern-ed too? I think I will quote from a famous movie, Go to hell DK Bose.

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  1. I think they just want same thrashing from people ….its shame for every indian who accept this barbaric act.I think what will be their reaction if we also do the same thing to them when they are holding their peaceful protest..as their so called young jokers are doing now-a-days

    kranti

    June 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    • that’s the crux of violence friend. It breeds more violence. no diff from Ramlila and Tiananmen Square

      arpitgarg

      June 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

  2. Arpit, congress is the off shoot of a strong WOG culture particularly the Nehru’s, the fact is we have a mama formidable, her posterboy son and reserve daughter these are the people who push americanism to us.

    parwatisingari

    June 5, 2011 at 6:10 am

    • well all party are the same. NDA too went after Tehelka people and Godhra happened. But it was 10 years ago. Media has grown since and to think such act can happen in today’s date and time is shivering to say the least.

      UPA has f-ed up this time and big time. Such repression and that too in front of media will hurt Indias cause to get UNSC permanent seat. Repercussions will be huge.

      arpitgarg

      June 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      • This and UNSC permanent seat?? China has one and we all know how it handles the peaceful protests.

        Himanshu Sharma

        June 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

        • I agree with you Himanshu, but getting more participation into UNSC, IMF is tough at this point of time.

          India cant get an entry into UNSC on pretext of being military might, we have been demanding this on pretext of being the biggest democracy. Well we have hurt that cause.

          arpitgarg

          June 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm


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