The pattern is so agonizingly similar - another Maoist attack; high death count; muscular political pledges to respond at an appropriate time; civilian outrage and shock flooding all forms of media. Yes, the pattern is now beyond fatigue levels - another cycle of condemnation; another cycle of some enquiry on what went wrong; another announcement of new SOPs.
What India is witnessing in some of the university campuses is the meeting point of two murderous foreign ideologies – jihad and Maoism. Both have travelled to India after spilling rivers of blood through the territories that they traversed.
Kolkata is the financial terminus of most of the insurgent groups industry, the Maoists industry, the jihadi industry (straddles West Bengal – Bangladesh), the cattle smuggling industry from India to Bangladesh, the illegal mining industry and the fake currency industry.
To begin with these anti-nationals harped on ‘freedom of speech’ in the JNU affair. Then they moved to the next level, i.e. what is the proof? Consequently, they embarked on ‘doctored video’ theme.
So what we saw at the JNU was a reverberation of the common agenda which aims at imploding India through the volatile mix of violent ideologies of Maoism and Jihad.
India knows the real face of these activists. There are many who advise that the best course is to ignore these activists. How can one possibly ignore them when a segment of mainstream media devotes half their space for writings by such anti-nationals?
Maoists on Saturday killed 14 people in two major separate poll-related strikes in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region. Six jawans of 80 Battalion of CRPF lost their lives in an IED blast in Darbha Ghati. Five jawans were also injured in this attack, out of which two are reported to be seriously wounded.
In an another strike, seven officials on polling duty were killed when Maoists blew their bus in Bijapur district.
In Aurangabad, a journalist could reach the location where medical teams could not despite being on major road axis! The journalist had a field day in filing his ‘story’. To make his ‘story’ sensational the rank of the imploring and bleeding CRPF Constable (Dilip), was changed to Deputy Commandant (Indrajeet Singh). His ‘story’ took a callous turn when he began questioning the perniciously bleeding Constable about the details of the mine blast. It was only in the evening that it was clarified the Deputy Commandant had died much before and the constable is still alive.
This journalistic omission or commission or both, is symptomatic of the blasé attitude of the ‘press’ with regard to the casualties of security forces.