Yesterday’s Times of India held loads of news which makes an average Indian halt a while in his pace of life and seriously think what’s happening around him. Besides the umpteen cases of corruption everywhere, the beow ones are worth noting.
Number one. It seems the chief of Indian Army, VK Singh, who is currently sparring with the government, wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and some one leaked it. Accepted, leaking that letter is wrong. Someone needs to be punished. It may be the general himself, the Prime Minister himself or someone in their parties or someone opposite. The complete Parliament was unanimous in dismissing the General for this anti national act. But did anyone think for a while regarding this – does it not become the responsibility of the editor of the newspaper to notify the defence ministry over this and suppress the information from general public? Because that particular editor published this letter instead of declaring this to the public just to increase his ratings, can’t we book him under sedition and blacklist his newspaper?
Number two. Acquittal of Kobad Gandhi since there is no proof. Everyone knows that he is one of the top most Naxalite leaders ever arrested. But the government machinery is not at all capable of proving this. But the judge was graceful enough not to release him, but asked the government to file charges under different sections. What nonsense? Is this the state of India’s Intelligence? Please..If this is the case, don’t declare this to the public.
Number three.Chinese Premier came to India. A Tibetian protestor committed suicide. His letter verbatim –
“16 March 2012
Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is the shining example of world peace. We must strive to ensure return of His Holiness to Tibet. I pray and believe that the Tibetan people in and outside Tibet will be united and sing the Tibetan national anthem in front of the Potala Palace.
My fellow Tibetans, when we think about our future happiness and path, we need loyalty. It is the life-soul of a people. It is the spirit to find truth. It is the guide leading to happiness. My fellow Tibetans, if you want equality and happiness as the rest of the world, you must hold onto this word ‘LOYALTY’ towards your country. Loyalty is the wisdom to know truth from falsehood. You must work hard in all your endeavours, big or small.
Freedom is the basis of happiness for all living beings. Without freedom, six million Tibetans are like a butter lamp in the wind, without direction. My fellow Tibetans from Three Provinces, it is clear to us all that if we unitedly put our strength together, there will be result. So, don’t be disheartened.
What I want to convey here is the concern of the six million Tibetans. At a time when we are making our final move toward our goal – if you have money, it is the time to spend it; if you are educated it is the time to produce results; if you have control over your life, I think the day has come to sacrifice your life. The fact that Tibetan people are setting themselves on fire in this 21st century is to let the world know about their suffering, and to tell the world about the denial of basic human rights. If you have any empathy, stand up for the Tibetan people.
We demand freedom to practice our religion and culture. We demand freedom to use our language. We demand the same right as other people living elsewhere in the world. People of the world, stand up for Tibet. Tibet belongs to Tibetans. Victory to Tibet!”
First of all there are a few things here – they are Tibetian exiles and India accepted them as refugees. This means that India accepted some people who preferred to leave their homeland since they didnot like the government there. India is a free country and is not a police state. Everyone have got the right to protest peacefully and India need not go extra mile to placate China. Think of this person. He is twenty seven. He has got a long life ahead. But he chose to commit suicide for his country. And he is loyal to death for an old man in eighties. There is a reason why he is doing this. Is Indian government such blind or selfish not to notice this? The same happened in Telangana, the same in Tibet and it will happen elsewhere if the government doesn’t turn assertive. Either stamp it out or fulfil the deceased’s dream.
Number Four. Mamata Bannerjee plans to ban all newspapers in libraries except five – three in Bengali, one in Hindi and one in Urdu. What do you call this? And the words which she use to justify this – I am not ready to waste public money on something which has political affiliations. Do as you wish. People will remember you for these eccentricities and will kick you out of power at the first chance. Please think above petty politics. Try thinking of public enlightenment and development, not waste your energy on these sort of frivolous ideas.