An interesting fact it when these farm laws were being debated in Parliament, none of those supporting it’s repeal raised a voice in Parliament. None. But agitation is never about reason or logic. It is a show of strength of numbers.
Experience from history:
A similar rather much more powerful agitation took place in 1998 with a crowd of hundred thousand farmers from West Uttar Pradesh and it was ended on 12 January after a shoot out killing 27 people. The political parties supporting today’s agitation were in power back than. Similarly an anti corruption agitation was ended by rounding up people in the middle of night in 2013.
The point is that if the Government want’s it can end this facade in the name of democracy any time. We also know that this agitation is heavily funded by abroad details of which are given here.
Yesterday was 71st Republic Day of India. On 26th January 1950, India adopted a constitution which converted entire (almost) civilization of Indian continent into one country. It was the first civilizational nation with multiple cultures and languages.
Developments from last two months, had made it clear that yesterday was destined for anarchy. And it happened. One person (protester) died due to freak accident involving rash driving of tractor. The intention to provoke the police to open fire so that vast number of deaths may be shown as proof of fascist Government of India.
At the cost of injury to 300 police personnel, the situation was diffused. Today is the day of reckoning. Two protester groups have already disassociated with the protests and dissipation of protesters has started. Question is could it be avoided? After all if I knew it and was waiting with baited breath to write about it, everyone knew about it. Could anything be done about it?
Where is rule of law?
The Supreme Court, today, suspended the implementation of the three controversial farm laws until further orders and formed a four-member committee to hold talks and resolve the issue of agitators and the Government. Following are the members of the committee formed by the Court:
- BS Mann, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU)
- Ashok Gulati, Agricultural Scientist
- Pramod K Jishi, International Food Policy Research Institute
- Anil Ghanwant, Shetkari Sangathan
When I joined the bar, somebody told me that the District Court is the court of law as it has very discretion except to implement the law. High Court are Courts of Justice as in India the courts have the jurisdiction of Chancery Courts (of England) as well. On this when I asked about Supreme Court the reply was epic and proves from time to time. He said Supreme Court was Panchayat. The traditional court which used to exist in every village and used to decide on the basis of common sense. Today’s order proves that preposition once again and I would say no more. Though the situation can be summed up in another way as well.
China and EU agree on investment deal:
Last week European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council president Charles Michel and Xi Zing Ping of China concluded seven-year-long negotiations “in principle” during a video conference. German Chancellor Angela Merkel presently holding rotating presidency of the EU and French president Emmanuel Macron also took part in the discussions. It will take several months before the text of the agreement is legally reviewed and translated and it is approved by the EU Council.
Earlier the EU expressed concerns about “the restrictions on freedom of expression, on access to information, and intimidation and surveillance of journalists, as well as detentions, trials and sentencing of human rights defenders, lawyers, and intellectuals in China.”
China is now the bloc’s second-biggest trading partner behind the United States, and the EU is China’s biggest trading partner. China and Europe trade on average over €1 billion a day. China is crucially important to Germany, where companies like BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen make a large share of their profits in the world’s largest car market.
According to the deal China committed following:
While Canada is supporting China as also the Communists who are arranging the so called ‘farmers’ protest in new Delhi, Andhra Pradesh is burning with serious law and order problem created by evangelical mercenaries. The situation reminds me of following passage from an old play of Bernanrd Shaw:
” No Englishman is too low to have scruples: no Englishman is high enough to be free from their tyranny. But every Englishman is born with a certain miraculous power that makes him master of the world. When he wants a thing, he never tells himself that he wants it. He waits patiently until there comes into his mind, no one knows how, a burning conviction that it is his moral and religious duty to conquer those who have got the thing he wants. Then he becomes irresistible. Like the aristocrat, he does what pleases him and grabs what he wants: like the shopkeeper, he pursues his purpose with the industry and steadfastness that come from strong religious conviction and deep sense of moral responsibility. He is never at a loss for an effective moral attitude. As the great champion of freedom and national independence, he conquers and annexes half the world, and calls it Colonization. When he wants a new market for his adulterated Manchester goods, he sends a missionary to teach the natives the gospel of peace. The natives kill the missionary: he flies to arms in defence of Christianity; fights for it; conquers for it; and takes the market as a reward from heaven.”[Says Napolean in the play titled The Man of Destiny (1897) by George Bernard Shaw.]
Is that the plan? In the face of rapid fire of bio weapon from China, it may not be possible but Communist may want to replicate Englishman here. Let there be violence and their cabal around the world from New York Post to Times to what not will cry fascist Modi on top of their lungs. But there are ways that it may all back fire and that appears be the plan of Modi. The noose is tightening, even if we can not see it.
Let’s wait for a few days and see what happens.
In the meanwhile Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) D Gautam Sawang has sounded an alert across the state following a series of attacks on idols at Hindu temples by unknown miscreants. The alert comes even as another two instances of temple idols being attacked were reported on Sunday from Vijayawada.
The DGP also informed that in 2020, about 228 cases of attacks on temples were registered in Andhra Pradesh, compared to 305 cases in 2019, 267 in 2018, 318 in 2017, 332 in 2016 and 290 in 2015.
Imagine, this is happening in India in 2020!!