The Assam Plot

Pre Script: The topic chosen is politically and regionally sensitive. Reader’s discretion is advised.

TV news channels have been highlighting the North East state of Assam for a week or so, because of the violence which took more than 50 lives there and almost 4.5 lakh people have become homeless there.

But Assam had been struggling with floods and violence since end of June. Thanks to the negligence of New Delhi(talking of the Media), it didn’t become an issue. But the violence in Assam was highly ‘publicised’ by the National Media.

Things are not so easy as they look. Some people say it’s a communal violence. Some make it the war for dominance while some term it as a struggle of the local Bodo Tribes against ‘Illegal Migrants’.

It took me two days to review news from different media. Looked upon some research work by senior journalists but the end result was inconclusive. The big question remains that who should be responsible for this ‘blot'(As our PM sees it).

The views are largely divided on the grounds of struggle for existence. There has also come to notice an administrative failure which could have prevented the violence. Unfortunately, it was the blame game again which ended up in a 300 Crore package from the Centre to this Tarun Gogoi led North East state.

Amidst all this drama and up-downs confined in the boundary of the Idiot Box, there has been a life quite miserable for the victims of this unfortunate tragedy. The relief camps have been lacking basic facilities and there is emphasis on deferring this matter rather than going to the root cause of  the violence.

One needs to learn from the past. Same mistakes are being made which were made during 1995-96. Terrible is the fact that ground reality is quite different from what media shows on TV.[ These are the words of a Newspaper Journalist]

We can hope that all ends on a good note and we can just lend a hand for help to the biggest of the seven sisters of the NE India.

We want Peace in Assam

Post Script


The Yog Guru saga- Rise Fall and Rise of Baba Ramdeo

English: Photo of Baba Ramdev taken by me whil...

Yog Guru Baba Ramdev

A little more than a year ago Baba Ramdeo was no more than a Yog-Guru or as Americans want to say it a Yoga teacher. From out of nowhere (maybe some inner conscience ) the issue of Black Money was raised and Babaji started his campaign The Bharat Swabhiman Movement. People gave it a good reception thinking someone has stood for them. The Anna factor was still to come Ramdeo was a Hero now. Four High ranked cabinet ministers visit him on the airport to try and stop him from agitation.

Agitation began at the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi. The ‘Ram Lila‘ was seen by everyone there. The police using the English time weapon, the Lathis, and Baba tryin to abscond in a women’s attire, caught by the Police.

Drama continued for some days with the media feeding the fuel, but as every topic is hyped and then neglected by the Media, this issue was also searching for the lime light.

Baba Ramdeo was not seen anywhere. He secluded himself from rest of the world. His second in command Balkrishna found himsef in trouble over nationality issues and went missing for days. People could still watch him on TV thanks to Sanskar Channel.

Some of us, rather most of us would have called it an End. One year later, Ramdeo joins the stage with the over popular Anna Hazare and his so called Team Anna headed by Mr. Kejriwal. Baba came to the party again and was alleged to have a feud with Arvind Kejriwal.

What India witnessed next was another shocker. Ramdeo meets Political Party leaders. Gadkari fell to his feet. Sharad Pawar getting photographed with him. Mr. Ajeet Singh also meeting him. He was trying to get his political image improved rather than building a consensus on bringing black money back to India.

The Rise- Fall and Rise of Ramdeo is evident before you all. Only question remains is that is BABA now a legitimate political figure or the simple Yoga teacher cum Ayurved Bussinessman?

Your Views invited.

[[The views expressed here are solely mine. No offence on any individual. Just a viewpoint. Notify me if you find any Errors]]

-Tim Salvo