Congress-led UPA government forcefully ended Baba Ramdev’s protest against corruption and also brutally roughed up his thousands of non-violent supporters (which also included women and children). But the same government doesn’t use any force whatsoever when political parties like Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena openly indulge in violence and destroy public property which also includes blazing of public busses.
Whether Ramdev’s act is justified or not can be debatable but how can you just brutally beat-up thousands of people just because they turn up to support a person? Amongst the thousands of victims of this barbaric violence is a woman whose limbs have become paralytic and a guy who is in a critical condition due to serious head injuries.
And that’s not all. Social activist Anna Hazare was not allowed to fast (on June 8, 2011) at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Just imagine – country which speaks loud about its democracy, doesn’t allow a person to protest in his own peaceful manner as they believe there can be a law and order problem. On the other hand, chamchas of these political parties who beat-up innocents aren’t even touched and worse, dreaded and proven terrorists like Ajmal Kasab are given full hospitality and crores of rupees are spent on their stay.
This clearly gives an indication that in India, its okay if you gun down hundreds of innocents but it’s not okay at all if you wish to protest in a peaceful manner. This clearly proves that our so-called government can show force only against those who are weaponless or harmless. When it comes to using force when it is really required, it goes into it shell. People of India have elected impotent white-collar criminals!
The atrocities being poured on the common man of India by our government and politicians often force me to doubt whether we are still living in the British era. But after looking at the way Baba Ramdev was arrested at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan and his non-violent agitation against corruption was forcefully swooped, my doubt is absolutely cleared. Now I am absolutely sure that our leaders and bureaucrats are equivalent to the British.
Couple of major justifications given by our HRD Minister Kapil Sibal for this inhuman behavior towards Ramdev and his supporters:
- Baba Ramdev is a Yoga guru so he should not do politics.
- He had assured that only five thousand of his supporters will throng the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi but more than 50 thousand people turned up.
Sibal thinks that the people of India are so foolish that they will accept such baseless justifications. If a person protests against corruption, how can you accuse him or her of doing politics? Is it wrong for an Indian to voice his or her opinion and take action in a non-violent manner?
About Sibal’s second accusation, what is wrong if people show non-violent support to a man whom they believe in? It is just that the government got frightened to see such large number of people gathering to support Ramdev and going against them. After all, this could hamper their money-making process, couldn’t it?
It is crystal clear that Sibal or the honchos of our government or other politicians have no answers to these questions. Their cowardly act against Ramdev’s non-violent agitation has proved that corruption is so dear to them that they will crush anyone who voices opinion or tries to take action against it.