Delhi saw riots soon after the conclusion of the official Republic Day parade in Rajpath. Barricades were broken and security breached with the restive section of the farmer’s calling the shots by taking tight control of the situation, broadcasting their strength and unity, mobilising and organising their instincts and interests against a contentious and draconian law in all respects, hampering and handicapping their acceptance and existence, forcing them anyhow to accept the terms and conditions without going deeper.
Whomsoever is taking a stand is doubted as a critic and cynical of the change as has been recently illustrated. Why? The Modi government is falling short of convincing those on the other side of the ideological fence. In a democracy, it is important to creatively conduct one’s opinions and views intelligently and wisely rather than getting into each other’s shoes.
Rakesh Tikait, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader, has openly condemned today’s ransom in the Capital. Yogendra Yadav has also come out equally in strong words against what defined today’s siege in the city. It will impact the morale of the movement as there are apprehensions that prominent farm leaders might face the music of the government agencies and authorities.
Not knowing where it is going to head? The Government looks clear favourites for now as the Supreme Court has mandated the Delhi Police to look into law and order of the city in the face of today’s farm protest.
Thus, the Police in a press conference was successful in presenting a concocted and spirit account of how 26 January farmer protest might be hijacked by the Pakistani handlers. Some called these protests as a ploy to defame the country’s global image and identity funded by Khalistani and Jihadi separatists and elements as per their source, choice, and convenience.
But I would want to defer as the Centre with its brute legislative majority always rushes to draw its verdict, painting acts of collective resistance as unpatriotic, as witnessed during CAA-NRC agitations, scoring succour in wearing the chauvinist nationalist pride on its sleeves.
I believe that the farmer’s plea has fallen on deaf ears of the dictators. Reconvening their skills and strategy minus violence to counter the hegemony of an autocratic card should be a priority for revenge and rebellion tarnishing and maligning the movement’s identity. Let your sincere wisdom prevail.