There are too many (potentially disastrous) events happening. The Adani scam, the public protests against sexual harassment by female wrestlers winning international laurels, the massive Co-Win data leakage and now Manipur burning and burning! To put the finger on just a few.
The activist support provided by the hugely impactful electronic media and the studied inaction, if not much worse, on the part of the, presumably powerful, judiciary are two very critical elements ensuring continued survival of the incumbent evil regime. That's how things here have started perilously resembling more and more Putin's Russia. The window of opportunity, already pretty much narrowed thus, is closing too fast. <<To call this a civil war may be unpalatable but it would not be inaccurate. Where else would women be organising themselves to block roads so that the central forces and the army may not reach areas where mobs are attacking villages of other ethnic denominations? They are, in fact, stopping vehicles of central forces to check the identity of soldiers to see if there are any of a particular ethnicity involved in the conflict. Vehicles carrying food supplies and other essentials for Assam Rifles are not being allowed to move. Some Assam Rifles units had to receive army supplies by helicopter. These are unprecedented happenings by any yardstick. The failure is all-round and all-encompassing. The BJP state government and its CM lead the way with their disastrous record, but continue to remain in office for some inexplicable reason. Amit Shah has failed, too, demonstrably so after his much-publicised four-day visit. His emissary, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, grabbed the headlines with his unusual visit to Imphal and negotiations in Guwahati with Kuki militant groups, but it has made no difference to the situation in Manipur. The Centre appointed a new security adviser, a retired police officer, who has failed to stop violence, let alone restore peace. So has the new DGP of the state, who has been brought in from outside the state. The buck, however, doesn’t stop with any of them. It stops with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has not uttered a word on Manipur for the past 45 days. With more than 135 lives lost and 60,000 persons rendered homeless, Modi’s silence is baffling. It is a tactic he regularly uses to deal with inconvenient issues. From the Chinese ingress on the border in Ladakh, the allegations of Adani’s crony wrongdoing, wrestlers’ protests on alleged sexual harassment by a BJP MP, holding of the decadal census, to the holding of elections in Kashmir, he has avoided talking about issues that reveal him in poor light. If Modi hopes that he can wish away the Manipur crisis by staying silent, he is mistaken. By now, ethnic divides have become deeply entrenched and the security-centric approach of creating buffer zones between the Meitei and the Kuki is making the gulf permanent. Crying for a political solution, the people now feel completely abandoned by Modi, who exhorted them to vote for a ‘double-engine’ government in the state two years ago. His indifference towards Manipur, while he goes campaigning for elections in Karnataka, to the train accident site in Odisha or chairs a disaster management conference for cyclone Biprajoy in Gujarat, only reinforces the sentiment. ... Finally, prime ministers in any healthy democracy are held accountable by a free press. Hardly any television channel or newspaper has questioned Modi’s silence on Manipur or the Centre’s failures there. As a thought experiment, consider anyone else as PM instead of Modi. Would newspapers be as blind toward another PM’s indifference to a state that continues to burn for 45 days? Modi is travelling, instead, to the UN compound to lead exercises there on World Yoga Day. But no yogic pose exists that can allow Modi to shut his eyes to the deep erosion of the credibility of the Indian State his (in)actions in Manipur have caused.>> (Excerpted from: < https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/modi-s-silence-on-manipur-has-destroyed-the-state-s-credibility-1228736.html >.) Please also watch: <https://youtu.be/3710ruwLfXE>. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Green Youth Movement" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to greenyouth+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web, visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/greenyouth/CACEsOZizvUTWiJGShKScX3%3DhLyefBryVj1ddLiPYh4ni2R1A5Q%40mail.gmail.com.