[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]amil Nadu is at crossroads. The Jallikattu agitation which crippled the State for weeks has done a lot of damage to the reputation of Tamil Nadu as an investor friendly location in India. Secessionism, hitherto supported and sponsored only by a miniscule proportion of the population, has emerged as a monster in Tamil Nadu. This is aided by some of the media houses in the State which has been infiltrated by secessionist elements. It is these elements which claim that no pictures of Osama bin Laden were displayed during the Marina Beach sit-in. Care was taken by the organisers as well as a section of the journalists not to overplay the pictures of Jihadi elements who displayed pictures of bin Laden and Al Ummah founder Palani Baba.
Remember that the Marina Beach sit in was staged not for Jallikattu but as a test dose for events planned for future.
The order by Chennai City Police Commissioner S George proclaiming Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Marina Beach and surrounding areas for the next fortnight with effect from January 29, 2017 says there is possibility and likelihood of anti-national elements occupying Marina beach again for anti-national activities. Remember that the Marina Beach sit in was staged not for Jallikattu but as a test dose for events planned for future. Demand for Jallikattu was subdued as most of the slogans heard from the area were for release of Cauvery water by Karnataka and abolition of the proposed National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the State’s medical and dental colleges.
The order by the Supreme Court that the country should have a uniform and standard entrance test applicable equally to all States for admission to medical and dental colleges has come as a shock to the mafia controlling the private medical colleges in the country. Premium for a MBBS seat in the management quota ranges from Rs.5 million ($74,000) to Rs.10 million ($148,000). There is no need to point out the section behind the Marina Beach agitation.
A nationalist activist went to the area in Marina Beach under siege by Jihadis wearing a burqa. “It was my burqa which got me into the closed enclosure and I took these pictures with my mobile,” said the activist who sent the pictures of the crowd insulting and humiliating Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]R[/dropcap]emember, it is the tacit support offered by these journalists to some of the secessionists which turned a peaceful Tamil Nadu into a battleground in the 1980s and 1990s. The State was chosen as a venue for assassinating the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE terrorists in 1991. The Tamil media, by and large was pro-LTTE and continues like that even today. Team PGurus has seen and heard how some of the mainline journalists in Tamil Nadu respect and venerate the LTTE hoodlums.
There was a time when Malayalees from across the border made a beeline to Tamil Nadu, especially to Chennai and Coimbatore to earn a reasonable job.
Tamil Nadu politicians are known for their bizarre demands. There is one “leading” politician who openly declared his support to forest brigand Veerappan in his battle against Tamil Nadu government. The reason? Veerappan and the leader belong to the same community!
It is this kind of approach towards anti-national elements which resulted in Tamil Nadu turning into a graveyard of industries and businesses. There was a time when Malayalees from across the border made a beeline to Tamil Nadu, especially to Chennai and Coimbatore to earn a reasonable job. Tamil Nadu was the El Dorado for an average Keralite in spite of the Gulf boom. Even today, the Malayalees describe Tamil Nadu as their home away from home. It is the other way round now. Tamils are queuing up to go to Kerala for doing low paid farm jobs, construction jobs and digging of roads.
All Tamil Nadu could boast of now is some IT Parks here and there. The mega Global Investment Meet chaired by then then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in early 2016 was a fiasco as entrepreneurs are shying away from the State for fear of Katta Panchayats (Kangaroo Courts)… Team PGurus was conducting an investigation into how political parties like VCK survive in Tamil Nadu as they do not have a known source of income. Thirumavalavan, the proprietor of the party failed to get re-elected in the 2009 Lok sabha election or in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. The party has no representation either in Lok Sabha or Tamil Nadu assembly.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]S[/dropcap]pecial Branch cops who keep a tab on Thirumavalavan told Team PGurus that the VCK leader makes a cool profit every month through Kangaroo Courts! Though the Sri Lankan government has succeeded in wiping out the LTTE from the island nation, the leftovers of the terrorist organisation are kicking and alive in India. When former chief minister J Jayalalithaa passed away in December 2916, the LTTE had the audacity to express its regret and condolences by sending a message to the media in the State. Jayalalithaa was bold enough to take on the Tigers by their ears and had got the organisation banned in Tamil Nadu as well as in India.
We have to understand the dangers within Tamil Nadu society itself which pulls the State from national mainstream.
Europol, Europe’s equivalent to Interpol, has warned that the LTTE is very much active in European capitals mobilising money and material for the suspended Eelam war. Prabhakaran may be dead and gone, but the Sri Lankan Tamils are hoping against hope that another Prabhakaran would come to give them the “promised land”. East Timor, the tiny island in Indonesia, getting liberated from the archipelago and establishing itself as a Christian Republic offers them enough confidence.
Tamil Nadu is the only State in the union which is suspicious of the motives behind each and every step of the Centre. Do you know a hard reality? The State of Tamil Nadu till date has not prepared or even conceived of an alternate plan of action in the eventuality of a drought or failure of Monsoon. The only thing Tamil Nadu politicians do is to cry to the Centre to make Karnataka release Cauvery water even as Karnataka itself faces severe drought. One cannot ask Karnataka not to draw water from Cauvery which originates in that State and flows approximately 300 km through the State before meandering to Tamil Nadu and joins the Bay of Bengal.
It is sure that the special act passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly on January 23, 2017 to legalise Jallikattu will not survive legal scrutiny in the Supreme Court. It is also not possible to enact a law according special status to the bulls in Tamil Nadu while banning bull related sports and rituals in other States. Jallikattu, if it is a cruelty perpetrated on animals will not stand the test of time and it will be buried once and for ever. Agitation is on in neighbouring Karnataka for Kambala (bullock cart race). In a dangerous signal, school students, especially girls, have been fielded by the organisers to agitate demanding Kambala!
We have to understand the dangers within Tamil Nadu society itself which pulls the State from national mainstream. Parochialism is permissible to a given extent. But too much of it is dangerous to the State as well as people. Please remember that we are living in an age where some of the journalists in Tamil Nadu have sold themselves to secessionists.. They are paid pen pushers for these dangerous elements. It is the reason behind George’s order declaring Section 144 in Marina Beach. It is also the reason behind a newspaper like New Indian Express coming out with two headings for two different cities in the same State. The earlier Manoj Kumar Sonthalia understand the dangers within, the better.
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