It took almost seven decades since Independence for many of us Indians to realise or acknowledge that there is a large constituency in India which thrived on working against its well-being and going so far as to try to break it. Barely two years after the BJP came to power, in 2016, an outbreak of anti-India influenza in the Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU) got publicised and the term ‘tukde-tukde’ gang (let India break into pieces/break
India) became well-known. Anti-India conclaves were the norm in JNU but they never made much news as the ‘environment’ during those almost seven decades under Congress was most conducive for the so-called liberals, apologists, pseudo-secularists, pseudo-intellectuals, human rights activists etcetera, who on the name of freedom of expression did everything to belittle/ridicule India, within and globally.
And they prospered, as they were patronised by the ‘Lutyens gang’ of the dynasty loyalist Congress leaders. Yes, of the same Congress which allowed Kashmir to become available to Pakistan, allowed Kashmiri Pandits to be massacred and threatened out of the Valley, messed up majorly on the 1962 Sino-Indian war and welcomed as well as legalised millions of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to the extent of altering the demography of at least eleven of Assam’s districts.
Since mid-2014, after BJP’s sweeping victory, the Lutyens gang was livid and the Break India gang began to get exposed. And the frustration and desperation of both kept rising till they stooped to doubt the valiant achievements of the Army in Jammu & Kashmir.
BJP’s second massive victory in 2019 was like salt over wounds. The verdict by the Apex Court on the Ayodhya Temple dispute, and on making instant triple talk an offence, along with the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A by India’s Parliament, also did not go down well with this group.
But then, suddenly after the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the LTTs (Lutyens and Tukde-Tukde combo) saw this as a golden opportunity to stoop even lower to launch a campaign of outright lies, misinformation, indoctrination and instigation, backed by logistic resources to literally break India.
Enter the Popular Front of India (PFI), which since its inception, is allegedly involved in various antisocial and anti-national activities, which include connections with various Islamist terrorist groups, possessing arms, kidnapping, murder, intimidation, hate campaigns, rioting etcetera.
Unfortunately, a few BJP loose cannons also shot their mouths off. With the JNU back in action along with Jadavpur, Aligarh Muslim and Jamia Millia Islamia universities, a new bastion in North East Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh was created to agitate against not only the CAA, which was claimed as anti- Muslim but even the National Register of Citizens, which has not yet been instituted.
The Shaheen Bagh “peaceful” agitation by largely women of that area, administratively supported 24×7 for meals and other necessary paraphernalia, featured among well-known leading LTT personalities like Mani Shankar Aiyar, new faces like Sharjeel Imam, children chanting “Modi ko maaro” (kill Modi) kind of slogans as well as a substantial arsenal of stones cut especially with sharp edges to ensure maximum damage, truckloads of bricks, hundreds of acid and petrol bottle-bombs with bomb-hurlers fashioned out of tyre tubes installed at various locations.
One such cache found in the house of the AAP’s Tahir Hussain left little doubt about the involvement of that party in this anti-BJP and anti-India campaign. Delhi and central armed police forces deployed were ill-prepared and poorly led.
Their basic action of firing at lethally armed rioters was not taken. Policemen were also lynched—the worst being Ankit Sharma who was stabbed 400 times, his intestines disembowelled, eyes gouged out, quite like what Pakistan army personnel did to Lt Chandavarkar in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, to Capt Saurabh Kalia in 1999 and a number of other unfortunate Indian Army brave-hearts. Shaheen Bagh and all other “agitations” elsewhere bore the signature of what Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directed Kashmiri separatists to do for decades to radicalise Kashmiris in the Valley and keep it burning.
With over 700 rioters visually identified and some arrested as well as being legally proceeded against, it can only be hoped that all the guilty are appropriately punished for the very sake of India’s integrity.