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Prayers for Peace in Haryana February 21, 2016

Posted by simarp in : India , trackback

What is happening in Haryana is very painful. Reservations have been a tricky ground and sooner some bold decisions, which are bound to be against vote-politics, are taken better it will be for our nation.

The Jaat Reservation Stir has led to all roads being blocked, Army being airdropped defines seriousness of the situation. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are stranded on roads, India’s largest car manufacturing company Maruti Udyog limited has suspended its operations. Delhi has run out of water and schools in Delhi have been shutdown from tomorrow. Shops owned by non-Jats are being burned,  looted and ransacked in a couple of cities of Haryana and of course there are agitators who are enjoying their hookas and selfies on NHI 1 and other highways. In short,  it is total anarchy.

The problem probably has worsened as majority of local police is largely Jaat and it is their brother, father, uncle, cousin, sons who form the core group of agitation. Officers largely non Jaat are helpless. To those in know, this is not completely unexpected, when the decision was taken to appoint a Punjabi as the CM, many had expressed their reservations and doubted acceptance by Jaats. Sad that chickens have come home to roost.

it is difficult to believe that the agitation is leaderless, I very strongly believe that somewhere deep down INLD & Congress may have collaborated to get it going, otherwise this huge and unparalleled agitation is not possible.

Schools and shops being burned down and administration not able to get its act together is a bad omen. We are creating fresh wounds between non-Jaats, Jaats and maybe even Punjabis. This agitation needs to be handled with kid gloves, any more wrongs and political opportunism would take over.

Prayers for peace in Haryana and prayers for all those, hundreds of thousands, stranded on the roads.

 

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