2019 Elections – Is Tamil Nadu becoming the next Kashmir?

There is an urgent need to tone up the internal security of the country, particularly in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal.

2019 Elections - Is Tamil Nadu becoming the next Kashmir?
2019 Elections - Is Tamil Nadu becoming the next Kashmir?

The rise of jihadi and extremist elements in Tamil Nadu has not truly attracted the media scrutiny it deserves

The results of the 2019 general elections came as a surprise to no one. But what really surprised many was the scale of Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory. The BJP won 303 seats, while its allies took another 50 seats giving it a commanding majority to form the government on its own. The key factors for the victory have been a scam-free five years where the government had single-mindedly focused on executing numerous poverty alleviation and infrastructure developmental programs. The benefits that flowed were there for all to see and there was no going back.

The 2019 general election has thrown up some key facets of an emerging political ecosystem in India. This is refreshing as well as disturbing. It is refreshing because the mandate points to the yearning of the people for a strong central government.

Kerala is the other southern state that is expected to keep PM Modi’s team busy. The surge of radicalization in this state as seen by increasing numbers of ISIS recruits

It is also simultaneously disturbing because this election witnessed unprecedented political violence that resulted in the death of many political workers. The violence has continued in some states even after the elections.

In his victory speech, Prime Minister Modi talked about the decimation of fake political ideologies and the emergence of a fresh mindset in the people of India. The yearning for a strong and stable federal government was too loud and clear. In India’s context, that was antithetical to most political parties who for decades believed in dividing to conquer and by definition a weak central government.

The defeat, as expected, has resulted in the disarray of the opposition parties. But the spike in political violence and secessionist rhetoric in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu is worrisome. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s open defiance of the Central government and the scuttling of local political freedom by arresting supporters of the BJP in the state is a case in point.

Given the known proclivity of many of these political parties to the fringe and extremist entities that are inimical to the Indian union, it is not difficult to see how easily the 2019 election drubbing could transmogrifying into violence against the party workers of the BJP.

As Prime Minister Modi settles down in his second term in office, this emerging threat to internal stability stemming from the country’s political opposition will undoubtedly be dominating his attention.

It is true that the Kashmir and Maoists problems have already been dealt with firmly by the Modi government in the last five years. The security forces have gradually but surely gained the upper hand and it is only a matter of time before these terrorists will be wiped out and peace restored.

However, for the security establishment, it appears to be a game of whack-a-mole. Just as terror is wiped out in one area, it springs its ugly head elsewhere. But this time the concoction may be deadlier since it is the enemy within.

Kerala is the other southern state that is expected to keep PM Modi’s team busy. The surge of radicalization in this state as seen by increasing numbers of ISIS recruits, as well as political killings in the recent past, show that the state may already be on a slippery slope. The communist government’s opposition to traditional Hindu beliefs in the customs of Ayyappa Temple was after all not a surprise. That the massive protests, mainly by women, may have settled the issue, for the time being, is beside the point.

The rise of jihadi and extremist elements in Tamil Nadu has not truly attracted the media scrutiny it deserves. For many years now, the security establishment both at the centre and state have been aware of the presence of extremist’s cells all over the state.

Given Modi’s penchant for working on a strictly ‘need-to-know’ basis, his team is expected to swiftly implement many of the recommended reforms without any publicity.

From radical Muslim groups to groups owing allegiance to the banned LTTE, the state is witness to a wide spectrum of terror groups that are openly espousing their poisonous ideology. That elements from Tamil Nadu had a link to the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka is no surprise. The political ecosystem that evolved over the decades in Tamil Nadu is probably responsible for the birth, growth and sustenance of these anti-national groups.

For too long the major political parties of the state – the AIADMK and the DMK have openly supported these groups in return for electoral gains. Even during the 2019 general elections, many politicians were seen sharing the stage at political rallies with these groups.

The state governments in these states seem to be either inept or unwilling to enforce the law. Hence all eyes are on the Central government to restore order.  PM Modi, as would be expected, appears to be fully aware of the grave internal security situation.

In this context, the appointment of Amit Shah as the union home minister is seen as the right man for the right job. Given his no-nonsense attitude, pundits expect him to clean up the mess with an iron hand before it is too late.

That these three states will be closely watched by Amit Shahs is a given.  One option that will definitely not be on the table is the dismissal of the state governments in West Bengal and Kerala under section 356 of the Indian constitution. The unintended consequence would be a sympathy wave in favour of the dismissed governments.

Wholescale scrutiny and review of the centre-state relationship as well as reforming the civil and police machinery will be an urgent task. Senior retired civil servants have revealed in private discussions that Modi has already prepared a masterplan for a largescale revamp of the ‘steel-frame’ and civilian administrative structure. These retired bureaucrats believe Modi was waiting for his return to the office to execute on the plan. Given Modi’s penchant for working on a strictly ‘need-to-know’ basis, his team is expected to swiftly implement many of the recommended reforms without any publicity.

There is an urgent need to tone up the internal security of the country, particularly in these three states. The bridge to violence and extremism and hence chaos is not far away and the central government must step in quickly.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

7 COMMENTS

  1. It is only matter of time before Modi / Shah bring their iron curtains on WB, Kerala and TN. WB and Kerala are violent states. Clearly in these states minority population is increasing or almost reached a point where hindus will be marginalized and can become another Kashmir. Hindus should take note of it and act accordingly. TN is a different animal. Hindus are still 85%. But, tamil cinema industry and fake protesters are dominated by minority gangs. Even most of the tamil news channels are owned by DMK and Xtian missionaries. Amit Shah should act immediately with his usual acumen to put a clamp on these bigots. TN people are little slow to see the true colors of these anti social elements. But, once they understand there will be a no turning point. Hope BJP truly spread its wings in TN and kill both DMK and ADMK.

    • kollywood industry since its inception has been synonymous with anti Vedic dmk , dk & leftists. For entire Tamil Nadu folks ( ”Exceptions Prove The Rule”) kollywood is the staple. Would opt for mass suicides if deprived of kollywood crap & cricket which is the (sic) ”religion of India”.

      “Avatards” like jaggi vasudevs & art of living SSSSSRS have always maintained cozy relationship with dmk & its karunanidhi. BJP with its Modi etc worship the aforementioned avatards. But scream ”jai shrRRRee RRRam ” to hoodwink gullible Hindus.

      When Kanchi Ssankaracharya was shouted at by various scoundrels of Tamil Nadu ( some of them were allies of bjp during the elections) ” for not standing up for thamizhthaivaazhthu” bjp could not care less.

      PLEASE understand Modi- Amit Shah are NOT குலசேகராழ்வார் . Or devout சிவபக்தர்கள் of பெரியபுராணம். Such devout people would have had the conviction & courage to open FIRE on all such scoundrels. Would never have whined ” let the law take its own course” lurching from one tv studio to another to debate & debate.

      I know Modi has built many toilets , free houses brought electricity etc etc. Do NOT manufacture a halo around him. He is as power hungry as the rest.

      Modi full of pseudo cries of JaiShrrrreeRRRRam rushed to karunanidhi’s house along with Nirmala Seetharaman clasping the DEVIl karunanidhi’s hand entreating him to ”relax” in his bungalow in Delhi. Subsequently all of them were acquitted in 2G scam. Modi was exceptionally warm towards kanimozhi , duraimurugan etc of dmk clan.

      No wonder has remained apathetic towards Sri.Ram Sethu for more than 5 yrs rejecting Subramanian Swamy’s entreaties.

      Periodically we read about ”threats from ISIS” blah blah. I PRAY these come true obliterating TOTALLY entire dmk-dk kollywood scum. And their worshippers.

      Ssiva the Destroyer ALONE can usher in Peace.

      I heard in a Sathsang ” If you ( Hindus) have no value for your Vedic Dharmam , Ssiva Himself sends various hostile deadly forces to eliminate you..”.

      Hindus overwhelmingly worship cricket & crappy movies.

  2. Telangana also sir… I observed the people of muslims in my region of huzurnagar.. their population grown , their are strict following of islam suddenly. In every village they constructing Masids suddenly even though they don;t have sufficient money means poor people.I could see some sudden rise of muslims in my area I feels that Rohingas(Illegal Bangladesi’s) spread across the country.We need to rethink about it.

  3. I have always said and maintained, OUR WORSE ENEMY IS AROUND US, AMONGST US, INSIDE THE COUNTRY, NOT Pakistan or the so-called terrorists. These internal enemies are the one CREATING and ENCOURAGING the outside terrorists on keep haunting India, so the formers, who are basically LOOTERS, POLITICAL DYNASTIES, THEIR BOOT-LICKERS, WHO HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY ROBBED AND MILKED THE COUNTRY TO THEIR HUGE BENEFITS. This issue has to be addressed on TOP PRIORITY, TOP-URGENT BASIS, by doing the following –
    a. INTERNAL SURGICAL STRIKE on all LARGE CORRUPTORS, AIDED BY THE JUDICIARY TO WALK FREE AND ROAM AROUND THE WORLD FREELY – ESTABLISH FAST-TRACK COURTS OUTSIDE OUR PRESENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND SEND ALL THE POLITICAL LOOTERS TO LABOUR CAMPS IMMEDIATELY – I AM SURE TAMIL NADU AND W.BENGAL LOOTERS AND DYNASTY-BOOT-LICKING POLITICIANS WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF BY THIS, AND 75% OF OUR PREESENT PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    b. JUDICIAL REFORMS TO BE TAKEN UP ON TOP-PRIORITY, URGENT BASIS – SETTING STRICT TIME-LIMITS TO CONCLUDE CASES – SAY, 1 YEAR FOR ALL CASES GENERALLY, POLITICAL CASES 3 MONTHS, CORRUPTION CASES INVOLVING MORE THAN USD 50 MILLION – 2 MONTHS etc. Let the experts decide !!
    c. POLITICAL REFORMS – Now anybody can say anything about the HIGHEST OFFICES in the country !!!!!!!!! and the MISCHIVOUS MEDIA is waiting for any Tom-D-H to say for REPORTING WITH FOR T OWN versions !! EVERYONE IN PUBLIC LIFE SHOULD BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS – Any wrong attention-seeking statements, should be strictly dealt with.
    d. I am surprised why NaMo-Amit Shah still KEEP THE UNRULY MAMATA Govt without KICKING IT OUT of power ???!!! ALL IRRESPONSIBLE STATE GOVTS. SHOULD GO – KICKED OUT SUMMARILY – This only will stem the growth of too much of Regionalism. We had had enough of it in the past, now time to root it out and settle down for NATIONAL UNIFORM GROWTH.

  4. PLEASE NOTE HOW THE JUDGES ARE BOUGHT, SPECIALLY THE RAPIST CJI RANJAN GOGOI, WHOSE MOTHER IS A WHITE SKINNED XTIAN DEMONESS AND WHOSE FATHER KILLED 10000 ASSAMESE IN 1982 ELECTIONS, WHEN ASSAMESE PROTESTED AGAINST ILLEGAL B’DESHIS..STILL MANY WILL COME BLAMING MODI, SHAH..
    SWAMY SIR SHOULD NOW START EXPOSING THE JUDGES..TO STRIKE TERROR IN HEARTS OF EVIL
    SUPREME COURT OF INDIA = SCI = SADDAA CHUTIYAS OF ITALIAN

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwqsJzI8Ppk

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