Sunday, August 9, 2015

OROP Agitation: Change of Tactics Is Required - by Madan G Singh

As a veteran who together with my father and Nice Uncle served the Indian armed forces for over a one hundred years, I’ve a number of questions on this agitation happening for OROP. The demand is justified, but the very fact stays that the federal government headed by Narendra Modi has budged an inch and I do not see the demand being accepted. It’s now a matter of wills and the Narendra Modi authorities is ready to see the motion flag off by itself.
The agitation together with the relay quick and a petition signed in blood seems to be barking up the fallacious tree. Maybe the lads main the agitation have over the many years been so conditioned in thoughts and thought that to oppose a authorities is one thing akin to the “biggest sin“. Therefore the tone of the agitation is non-political and dwelling on an inconceivable dream that the federal government will take “pity” on the Ex troopers and approve OROP. What a fallacious perception! I’m stunned at this line of thought.
What does this line of thought imply? It means in easy phrases that the federal government is satisfied that that this agitation lacks tooth and there’s no political help for it. It additionally has no “information worth” and one can see that the publicity on TV and the media is nearly zero. It has develop into like a dormant mole who hibernates in winter. The lads who’ve led this agitation should reply, as some generals who’re speaking of the military being “ apolitical”, ” honor above self ” and so forth. are once more deceptive the lakhs of ex troopers who’re clinging to an unimaginable dream: This I had written months again and said that the Modi authorities will NOT settle for OROP because the Indian system has turn out to be reactive solely to a political agitation and never a light dharna or mild agitation.
When the truth calls for it why weren’t the leaders of political get together’s referred to as? why weren’t Amrindra Singh, Mamata Banerjee and Rahul referred to as to infuse life into the agitation? this may have mechanically generated large publicity to the motion and other people would know what the ex servicemen are doing. Let it’s understood that the die is forged for the down gradation of the Indian nation by the Modi authorities because it fails to accede to a real demand. This requires drastic measures. Clearly the ex servicemen are previous and a few infirm and to anticipate violent motion is just not attainable. so what’s to be achieved?
The leaders of the agitation did a terrific disservice to the lads they lead in drafting the agitation in such a method to simply attempt to attraction to “good sense” of the federal government. Politicians in India reply extra readily if there’s a smoking gun. I do not imply this within the literal sense, however some soul looking must be executed. Why was not an agitation mounted on the doorways of the military chief, the most important offender on this complete sordid drams.?
I’ve written that even in a pacifist nation like Burma, the military calls the photographs, however right here successive military chiefs have failed the soldier. The very fact stays if the primary soldier isn’t taking a stand, what’s the probability the agitation will succeed?/ Sadly we now have many black sheep in our ranks and I’m bewildered by some responses. A really senior officer despatched me an e-mail after studying my weblog. He was emphatic that troopers have been honorable individuals and should depart all the things to ” good sense ” of the federal government. He was of the view the agitation ought to be referred to as off.I used to be aghast at this strategy because it exhibits an acceptance of “fait accompli”.
The agitation have to be upgraded, the Military Chief focused and politicians introduced in. It ought to be a no holds barred marketing campaign and by no means thoughts if OROP doesn’t come for it will not in any case. It might include a sustained change of monitor from supplication to confrontation and the information to the Indian plenty that their safety is at menace with a authorities that has no imaginative and prescient of historical past.

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