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Friday, March 14, 2014

Jawans killed by Naxals ~ is somebody grieving for them ?

Sometime back  a writer wrote a post on ‘walking with comrades’  … naturally hailing them and questioning why the Nation is against them and consider them as grave internal security threat … to the author, they were village people who had to be nurtured and taken care of – their living, cause, and everything was hailed…………..  the only ones, who do not get sympathy or human rights are the guardians of law – the Police, CRPF, army and the like… none grieves for their death !!  

In May 2013, there was a deadly attack in the same Dantewada, South Bastar of Chattisgarh, which the human rights activist writer had hailed …. Congress men and security personnel were brutally murdered.   ~ the Home Minister at that time Sushilkumar Shinde was in US and stayed back for more days…. Worser still there were comments quoting the writer that Maoists have no choice but to indulge in ‘counter violence’.  Earlier, in April 2010, Maoists ambushed a patrol of CRPF policemen in Chintalnar village in Dantewada district killing of 76 CRPF policemen. The attack shook the Nation; the PM & HM [Manmohan & Chidambaram] expressed shock over the attack and grief over the loss of lives. Those killed were servicing the forces of the Nation and had families too…. Sad, that those who always grieve for naxals and other criminals, never care to show any concern for them

Years have passed by ~ history repeats itself … now comes another ambush in Mar 2014 leaving 16 jawans dead – reports suggest that the slain Jawans faced bullets on all sides during hour-long Maoist ambush that left 16 dead.  The daily mail report states that fields on both sides of the National Highway 30 (NH 30) near Tahakwada village in Sukma don't look deadly – but that was  just a few paces from the highway where the Maoists carried out the dastardly operation that killed 15 security personnel and one civilian, besides leaving three people injured. In a span of 60 minutes, the red rebels did it all and then looted sophisticated weapons of the fallen jawans. …. the  message from this mayhem was clear: the Maoists can strike at their will on their turf. That this ambush was carried out in broad daylight, merely 9km away from the spot where in May last year the state Congress leadership was wiped out further exposed the chinks in administration's armour.

The poor jawans fought a long and arduous battle, especially those in the leading section as they were the ones trapped in the ambush. In that one hour of fighting, every minute for our colleagues were full of surprises as Maoists fired upon them from newer positions, almost from all 360 degrees," said a CRPF head constable.  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has identified 28 alleged Maoists, who were part of a group that attacked a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last year.

On the oneside you have so-called human right activist writers and on the other side the self-called anarchist, who ruled Delhi for a little while, knowing fully well that he had no majority and that support came from the very people, whom he sought to dislodge as corrupt and vicious.  After seeking a referendum on the presence of the Army in Kashmir, senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan favoured that Maoists should join the “AAP movement”.  While the Centre and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh labelled Maoists as the main “security threat”, Bhushan called for a “referendum”on the issue of deployment of paramilitary forces in the red corridor.  When pointedly asked if he favoured a referendum on the deployment of the paramilitary forces in Naxal-affected areas, Bhushan said the special armed forces serve the interest of big corporates more than the displaced and hapless tribals.

On a different note, the Mumbai Police today registered an FIR against Aam Adami Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon and other party workers for disobeying police orders and unlawful assembly. "We had offered a police vehicle to the AAP members from the airport which was refused by them. We had also issued an order asking them not to gather more than five persons but they didn’t follow that either,” said Rajendra Nagbhirey, senior police inspector of the Airport Police Station, adding that it created huge chaos in the area. The police registered the FIR late on Wednesday.  Kejriwal landed at Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning from where he took an auto-rickshaw to the Andheri station in suburban Mumbai. Ten auto rickshaws were part of his cavalcade from the airport to the station. It was seen that many AAP workers were hanging from the sides of the auto-rickshaws and also reportedly broke a signal. However, AAP leaders slammed the police saying the FIR was "uncalled for".  The chaos took place because of the media and police’s inability to handle it. We will contest the charges,” said Preeti Sharma Menon, AAP spokesperson.

AAP when ruling Delhi created anarchy in the raid at midnight, at Gujarat – wanted the CM to meet them by gatecrashing and at Mumbai were on their own …. Everyone else cannot be fault all the time…

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

14th Mar 2014.

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