Sunday, January 18, 2009
GORKHALAND - BREAKUP OF INDIA - MINI STEPS
Is there a Gorkhaland? If not, then why should there be car number plates starting with the alphabets GL plying in North Bengal. Cars belonging to the state of West Bengal start with WB, and these are being erased and re-painted illegally GL. Not only car number plates, but WB is also being erased from government buildings in Darjeeling and neighbouring districts.
“We would continue making the alterations on the signboards. Changes will be made on the signboards of shops and private establishments as well. Also, any vehicle — save a few which we will consider — has to sport ‘GL’ number plate while plying in the hills,” said Binay Tamang, the media and publicity secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
What has the government done? District magistrate Surendra Gupta said seven FIRs have been filed against the Morcha for changing signboards of state government offices.
Fantastic, as if this will deter GJM.
That was in AUGUST 2008.
DARJEELING TEA - PACKETS TO CARRY: "MADE IN GORKHALAND"
In JANUARY 2009 : (Times of India report) All packets of Darjeeling Tea will henceforth carry the 'Made in Gorkhaland' mark before moving out from the tea gardens in the hills, Gorkha Jan Mukti (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has said.
Addressing a public meeting at Gorubathan last evening Gurung threatened to stop all revenue flow from Darjeeling hills to the state government.
"The Nari Morcha, a GJM frontal organisation, would open counters in tea gardens to sell tea so that no revenue flows out from the hills," the GJM president said.
He added that soon Darjeeling tea would be auctioned at Pintail village in a DGHC guest house on the outskirts of Siliguri. The present auction houses are situated in Siliguri and Jalpaiguri in Dooars.
Meanwhile, normal life was affected in Dooars in Jalpaiguri district following indefinite bandh call given by Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad.
Special Inspector General of Police Zulfiquar Hasan said that adequate police arrangements have been made in Dooars. Yeah right !!
First the political parties try to garner votes by creating vote banks based on caste / creed / religion / ethnicity - not knowing that this tinderbox is waiting to implode on India one day. We are seeing the signs of dangerous implosion of Islamic population in Assam, Kerala and Bengal where vast stretches of land has been rendered a no-go area for local police and rules are based on Sharia. This is not a dramatization - read my earlier article or you are free to google the incidents that rarely make it to newspapers for fear of inciting "violence".
On September 1, I wrote: Beheading, Lashkar camps in Bengal - what next?
In January 2009, on news I heard that 5 Hindu fishermen were hacked to death by Muslims in Kerala. I am yet to see it being carried by any mainstream newspaper. What is the problem in stating the truth?
Gorkhaland, is part of the series of blunders, that state and central governments have played on and against each other for cheap political gains. The casualty has always been the State and the country.
Groups will try to gain political seats as that means an assured business of votes and money. However, if religion and secessional undertones are intertwined with overt political objectives, the writ of the state starts to suffer if not dealt with evenly and firmly.
Either that, or Pakistan will fuel these "groups" with money, arms and logistics as it always has - to break up India. Insurgencies provides the easiest platform.
INSURGENCIES IN INDIA
The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 37 of 1967 penalises advocacy of secession or questioning of India's "territorial integrity". Use it along with other coercive means.
If not get ready of this:
PROPOSED MAP OF GORKHALAND
FLAG OF GORKHALAND