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.
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’
A large crowd of people claiming to be farmers, intermingled with politically motivated people are threatening to block the entire City of New Delhi. They have picketed already on a few roads blocking the traffic. They have refused to move to a designated place to hold protest. The situation reminds me of a class in Law College.
My First lesson at law college:
First day at our Law College we were chatting when Professor Sharma entered the classroom. All went quite. He was holding a few books in his arms. After placing the books on his table, the first thing he did was to ask the name of a student who was seated on the first bench: “What is your name?”
“My name is Ravi, Sir.”
“Leave the classroom and I don’t want to ever see you in my class ever! Get out. Now!!!”
Professor was almost screaming. It was a new experience. We never thought College would be worse than primary school, which we had left long ago.
The alleged farmers are demanding a roll back of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
These laws had created artificial monopoly in favour of stipulated “Market Committees” where the farmers were legally obliged to sell their produce. This means there was serious restriction on the farmers right to sell their produce. Now this monopoly has been removed. Like any other business, the owner is free to take decision to sell the produce to any person on their choice including ‘Market Committee.”