A deep-rooted conspiracy can be sensed from the timing of the Delhi riots. The outburst is attributed to the Citizenship AmendmentAct (CAA). In reality, the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Triple Talaq and Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court (SC) was already stirring up the opposition. They found the mood of the minority community shaky and instigated them by fuelling speculation that CAA is an unjustified law that will take away their citizenship. This made the community feel vulnerable and they fell into the trap.
After the instigation, funding was provided to organise protests across the country. The opposition wanted to target the Prime Minister (PM) Modi and Home Minister (HM) Amit Shah. Delhi was the selected arena to flare up the matter. Protests were conducted in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Millia and a few streets of Delhi. These were like laboratory experiments that were being tweaked for a larger deployment for later.
Ministry of Home Affairs and Administration had totally failed to read the dubious gameplan of the perpetrators of violence.
Yogi’s effective implementation of making people pay for damage to public property forced them to change tactics. The protests at Shaheen Bagh were a well-managed exercise and attracted nation-wide attention. The participants were paid on a daily basis to protest with rates alleged to have been Rs.500 for daytime protest, Rs.800 till night and Rs.1000 for overnight. Does one wonder where all this money came from? Was it already in India due to the preponderance of fake currency?
A lot was at stake with the Delhi election just around the corner. The ruling party at Delhi, which was nowhere in the race grabbed this opportunity to make its mark. The Grand Old Party was already internally weak but it knew how to transfer its votes. The Central ruling party did exceptionally well in the election with terms of vote share percentage, despite a lukewarm 2020 Financial Budget. The tepid action on CAA protesters prior to election dis-heartened many voters contributing to its loss. The bulk vote transfer from the GOP played the trick with the ruling party winning the elections once again with a comfortable majority. Like it or not, the voter is willing to be “persuaded”. How this can be solved is a topic for another article.
The biggest blunder of the Govt was to go slow on the protestors at Shaheen Bagh; they did not adhere to the advice to act tough with the agitators. The opposition saw the weakness in the Govt’s stand and decided to further extend the experiment to embarrass the Govt and target PM Modi and HM Amit Shah.
Delhi was the choicest place, as Police are directly under the control of the Center. Blaming the PM & HM for the lapses in maintaining law & order becomes easy. Whatever the adjectives used to describe Kejriwal, dumb is not one of them.
Surprisingly those at the helm of power could not read the opposition and their grand game plan and fell into the trap. Ministry of Home Affairs and Administration had totally failed to read the dubious gameplan of the perpetrators of violence.
With the announcement of USA President Donald Trump scheduled visit the protests flared up in Delhi, a strategy to garner international attention and put PM Modi on the back foot. The arson violence deaths in the last few days have shaken the communal harmony. It’s man-made mischief to create hatred, chaos, and confusion in society.
The PM and HM failed to read the trouble they were heading into. Now is the time for the Govt to handle the situation with an iron fist and prevent any further damage.
The government must pursue an investigation on corruption cases, expedite ongoing court cases to a logical end with fair prosecution. Some of the corrupt babus are stalling the government’s efforts. There are many honest officers on whom false cases are being foisted. This malicious evil must be nipped in the bud.
Firm, determined action with resolve is the need of the hour.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.
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