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.
Times Now had reported this, a day before yesterday but interestingly it has removed the page reporting this news:
“The agitation by farmers has been infiltrated by pro-Khalistan elements. According to intelligence reports, the ISI, the Pakistani military intelligence agency, has given Rs 5 crore to the German chapter of the Babbar Khalsa International to pass on to cause trouble. The money was handed over to Babbar Khalsa chief Wadhwawa Singh and KCF chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar.
It isn’t just the ISI. Santokh Singh Lalli and Swaranjit Singh Gotra, both in Italy, and both pro-Khalistani, have raised 200,000 British pounds. Joginder Singh Bassi in Canada has raised and forwarded about Rs 3 crore.
In Britain, the British Organisation of Sikh Students, Kulwant Singh Dhesi, the President of the British Sikh Council and Tarsem Singh Deol, the general secretary of the British Sikh Council, have raised funds. They, sources said, have links with the Khalistan Tiger Force and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
So, the money is coming from Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is coming through hawala, cash couriers, MTSS platforms like Western Union and crowdfunding. It is sometimes going through the Sikh radical units and it is to provide logistic support.
The SFJ, based in the United States, has, of course, been very vocal. They have offered $250,000 to people for raising the Khalistan flag at the India Gate. And $1,000 for raising the Khalistan flag at the Singhu border. For people writing slogans opposing the farmer laws, there are large sums. Rs 10,000 has been offered for each trolley reaching the Singhu border. Any damage to a tractor or trolley will be handsomely compensated.
Online platforms have also been used to raise funds, sources said. There have been 34 fundraising campaigns on gofundme.com and they, collectively, have raised Rs 2.4 crore. There have been 13 Facebook campaigns and Rs 52 lakh raised. Otherwise, money is coming through, violating the FCRA regulations.”
This is on expected lines. We knew that these protesters are here on payment. But that is not the question. The question is why Times Now removed this news from it’s web site after it announced on live TV and pasted it there.
The above extract is present at irdw.org at present and may disappear hence it is pasted above.
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?
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!!
Income Tax Department has raided several wealthy grain merchants in Punjab over the weekend. It may be noted that income from agriculture produce is tax free but the income has to be declared for the purpose of computation. This is where the catch is. Most of these middle man who trade in grains are called adatiya or arhatiya which is a unique profession of financer cum wholesale trader rolled into one.
Protest in Delhi
Today may be 26th day of so called farmers protest in Delhi but from the day one it is known that these protesters are demanding the repeal of laws reforming the agriculture sector at behest of these middle men who operate ‘marketing committee’. Now Chief Minister of Punjab has spilled his beans by slamming Centre over Income Tax raids on ‘arhtiyas’
Captain admits ‘middleman’s protest’