So the government has succeeded in compelling Twitter to bow down and block parody/fake accounts of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a number of Twitter IDs which they thought could trigger ‘riots’ in the nation! While this may sound like taking action on an important issue but we all know how smartly they have totally shifted focus from the humongous Rs 1.86 lakh core coal scam in which the PM’s name is front running since he was the coal minister when the scam took place. The PM also came under pressure to resign due to the coal issue.
But ever since the Congress started making a hue and cry about the Twitter issue, the coalgate has just lost all limelight as just nobody is talking about it. And looking at the way Rajiv Shukla ordered Rajya Sabha speaker to adjourn the House (against the rules) so as to avoid questions on coal scam is further proof of Congress’ shoddy tactics.
Any responsible Indian would agree that the need of the hour is to expose the truth behind the coal scam (and a series of other scams as well), punish the rioters of Mumbai (Azad Maidan) and Assam and act hundreds of other important issues that need immediate action instead of getting panicky (acting to panic) on fake and so-called dangerous social media pages.
Just less than a week ago, our authorities happily allowed supporters of Samajwadi Party to literally demolish the area near Azad Maidan (including the shameful act of smashing the memorial of a martyr) despite knowing that the troupe is carrying objects of destruction. More apathy followed when they said they would take action only after the month of Ramzan!!! Suppose a Hindu commits a crime during Ganeshotsav. Would you wait till the final visarjan to arrest him? The Raza Group which organized the so-called protest rally has a history of violence. So why were they given permission in the first place? What followed was like a terrorist attack!
Anna Hazare’s peaceful protestors have had to literally beg for permission just to hold a peaceful, silent protest. Worse, Baba Ramdev and his group of protestors were just beaten up mercilessly, including women and children, for holding a peaceful protest. On the other hand, no major action is yet taken on Raza or the Samajwadi Party members. Till is equal to giving an indirect message – we are with trouble makers and law breakers!
Due to this, I fully supported Raj Thackeray’s massive rally on August 21 from Girgaum to Azad Maidan. Of course, it is not a good idea to halt traffic in a city like Mumbai but this type of an earth-shattering protest was needed to shake our government. If still nothing is done, I am afraid it will create further problem in the city.
When I was a child I used to imagine about the experience of Indians who lived under the British Raj. Well, I don’t need to imagine any more. I am getting that experience since over a year. An experience which is getting uglier day by day!