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Terrorism in Assam and Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, a take in Hindi!

These last two weeks have seen fairly good amount of activity in the Hindi Blogosphere. With the political & other elections season coming up, its hard to ignore it & the resulting activity. So while Rachna composed a poem on elections describing how the environment would be in a village and Eswami is also not far behind in expressing his thoughts on Hillary and Presidentship. And elections is not all thats in for political scene. It very much has its ugly side as well, like how terrorists in Assam shot labourers from Bihar just because they are not natives and according to them Assam belongs only to the Assamese and no outsider is allowed to come there. The point those terrorists are making is that Assam is an independent region under opression of India, its just like the age-long Kashmir situation where terrorists funded by the western neighbour plunder killing one and all who do not agree with their fanatical beliefs.

Further elaborating on the Assam problem, Jitu writes that maybe this problem is arising because of regional divide as people are putting themselves and their region before the interests of the country. And that is being seeded and fueled by the Ulfa Terrorists whose leader is in the safe Bangladeshi haven while his troops march around in Assam dictating their terms. And the political leaders are doing nothing because they are concerned more with their votebank in form of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who illegally cross the borders and settle in Assam and neighbouring states, the local politicians(for their own gain) furnish them with false ids and papers which declare them as citizens of India and thus allowing them to cast their votes to form the government.

And as per Himanshu, India has been fighting the islamic terrorists till now and from now on it'll have to fight off Christian Terrorists as well which are starting to crawl out from under their rocks in the eastern states of India while Srijan Shilpi is also pondering on what can be the solution for this Assam issue. However, all this is sponsored terrorism, whether its funded by an enemy country or the local politicians. Else what will burning of shops and vehicles in Bangluroo(erstwhile Bangalore) will be called, an action which some followers of islam executed in supposed opposition to execution of Saddam!

Someone with some sense would be clearly able to see that all this is nothing but attempts to create anarchy by anti-social elements as opposing by burning property of fellow citizens would not bring a dead man to life. However Srijan Shilpi brought some good news in the form of the recent ruling of Supreme Court of India where the judiciary bench passed a ruling due to which the state assemblies will no longer be able to keep any of their decisions out of reach of judicial evalution, something which they did now and then as the constitution had given them the right to do so, which resulted in many unfair and unpleasant laws made and imposed on people by their state assemblies and no one was able to challenge them.

Moving on from politics, another draw for most people is investments, be it in a company's stocks or in real-estate or any other lucrative avaenue. So keeping that in mind, Jitu generously told everyone about the two lucrative real-estate deals that are in the market, the Castle Dracula in Romania and if you want, an island country called Sealand is also for sale! ;)

Another thing that I'm sure a lot of Indians(especially Hindi speaking ones) resent is why are they addressed and spoken to in English when both them and the person talking to them knows perfect Hindi. This kind of thing can be seen in a lot of upscale restaurants and hotels etc. but I was quite pleased to see the sign of “We will be happy to talk to you in Hindi” in a cafe in Connaught Place last week. Eswami told everyone about this new gadget in market which will easily convert your old music cassettes to MP3 format for easy listening on computer or MP3 players. Not far behind, Unmukt suprised everyone by blogging that Linux users are more sexy and sensitive than other operating system users. I'm sure that a lot of Windows and Mac users will refute this claim which appear to be baseless. ;)

Fresh from the recently accomplished Hindi Blogger of 2006 competition, Tarakash team is at it again, this time they are going to start the Best Hindi Blog Post competition which will select the best blog post written in Hindi every two months. These people are really pushing it in style now, and these small incentives will definitely encourage more people to blogging and push existing hindi bloggers to write more and better, hats off to Tarakash team.

GK Awadhiya's narration of Mahabharat continues as Arjun returns after getting divine weapons from heaven and eldest Pandav Yudhishtra saves his cousin(and enemy) Duryodhana's life.

Links courtsey: Narad

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  • […] Ever wondered what murmurs are passing along in non-English blogospheres? Amit Gupta has joined Global Voices as a contributor and is volunteering to keep an eye out on the Hindi Blogosphere. His second post titled “Terrorism in Assam and Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, a take in Hindi!” is worth a read. Amit not only links to Hindi posts, but provides a wonderful contextual note, by summarizing what these posts say – so it’s easy to get a glimpse of the Hindi Blogosphere even if you don’t read or understand the language. (Which is the basic premise of bridge blogging.) […]

  • monechee

    HI I am from North East and I will have to say the immigrants from Bihar are only making the situation worse. I myself would not like them to come here and I am no ULFA supporter.
    History speaks for itself, what happened to natives in america should not happen to us.

  • Well, your comment does sound like pro-ULFA. Bihar is not in some other country, its in India and as Indian citizens they can go whereever they please just like you are free to go wherever you want to go in India. The example you give of america is absurd since you are comparing foreign immigrants with the citizens of the country! :)

  • monechee

    Not actually, Did you know you need inner line permit to visit Nagaland,Mizoram ? Did you know that you can not buy property there as those area are demarked tribal reservations? The land in Assam which has tribal population should also be demarked as tribal reserved.
    Do you know how all the ULFA trouble started? it was because of immigration problem.
    And have you ever visited North East to comment on it? have you heard peoples complaint there? most of the people there are worried about immigration from Bangladesh and other Indian states.
    Your argument on lines of country is absurd as it does not have any idea of ground realities and you are talking like some minister touring from airplane.=)
    And when I was talking about America I was talking about the native american tribes who got wiped out because of migration of whites from europe.Histroy has shown time and time again what happens when massive demographic changes take place.
    300 million people from neighbooring states (BIMARU)can change the demographics very dangerously for the NE states which has about 1 million tribal population each.

  • monechee

    Actually No my comments does not sound like ULFA, If it did I would have said to use violence. I would like peace, but that does not mean I approve of mindless mass migration into North East.
    I had posted earlier comments but guess they did not get published. The situation there is much more complex Amit.What you are saying this is India is like some one from New delhi government commenting with out knowing the ground situation.By simply touring by airplane you can not see the ground realities.

  • “And as per Himanshu, India has been fighting the islamic terrorists till now and from now on it’ll have to fight off Christian Terrorists as well which are starting to crawl out from under their rocks in the eastern states of India …..”
    christain terrorist ???? what are you talking about ?? himanshu .???? i wonder what kind of theorist he is ??
    name just one Christain terrorist group in NE ???

  • i think its high time the mediapeople start coming to NE and do a major research on the on going problems faced by the indegenous people. opinions are just so different from the centre and from the ground reality.
    There are just too many people with just too many opinions and barely anybody who knows exactly what happened. Most indians get to read only the bombblast and the word ” Terrorist ” as far as NE is concern.
    as if bomblast never happens in indian metros like Delhi and Mumbai.

  • ” Srijan Shilpi” and “Himanshu” ..who ever they are ..why do they have to post Blogs about NE in Hindi.
    Is it done so that the hindi speaking community who has never been to NE or never heard of NE, can be easily convinced of the baseless theory about NE.
    Why can they write in English….if they want a discussion about it we can do it in commonground-English. what will you all feel if i start my own blog with my own ethnic dailect and start talking bad about the outsiders?

  • Did you know you need inner line permit to visit Nagaland,Mizoram ? Did you know that you can not buy property there as those area are demarked tribal reservations?

    No I didn’t know that but I do know that such laws also exist in some other parts of country like Kashmir where you can’t buy property if you don’t have the govt. permission as Kashmir comes under special act which grants it more rights than other states regarding their internal affairs. Similar land ownership rules exist in the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand where only residents can buy land!!

    Your argument on lines of country is absurd as it does not have any idea of ground realities and you are talking like some minister touring from airplane.

    Before you accuse me of being an idiot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, you should check on the situation in Delhi which is just a city & not a state like Assam or Mizoram. :) Delhi is way too over saturated and most of the population is from Bihar, anywhere you go you find biharis and I know that creates problems, I know mass migration is a problem for the host as it means depletion of host’s resources more rapidly & the natives there are also hit by this. But telling other fellow citizens that they are just not welcome is against the nationalist beliefs!! People of the same country should be free as the country belongs to them as much as it belongs to you and me. The only viable solutions to these problems are better infrastructure so that those people don’t have to migrate in the first place from their homelands. Do you think they are happy to leave their homes & migrate to some unknown & unfamiliar place for a living? Would you be happy in that? No one would; these people migrate not out of their own choice but for their family’s survival. So instead of saying to them that they shouldn’t migrate, we people(including you & me) should raise our voices to get the govts. of Bihar and other such states to improve their infrastructure so that these people don’t have to leave their homes. Once that happens, the mass migration problems will be solved, otherwise resorting to violence or saying to them that they are not welcome won’t work or stop them from migrating! :)

    And when I was talking about America I was talking about the native american tribes who got wiped out because of migration of whites from europe.

    I know that & thats why I said that example/argument is invalid since you are citing an example where conquistadors o other nations captured the lands in americas by force. Here you are not talking of people from other countries but about our own fellow countrymen, fellow Indians like us. :)

    @Yanger Jamir:
    Why not click the link & read what Himanshu said. He mentions that he came across a discussion forum of people from north-east and some extremists there were pushing for the independent “Nagaland for Christ”!! That, if I’m not wrong, amounts to treason against the Indian Constitution!

  • monechee

    Amit I am not saying you are idiot bt I am saying you have to know the ground realities ,just taking a high ground on nationalism is not enough.

    I know that & thats why I said that example/argument is invalid since you are citing an example where conquistadors o other nations captured the lands in americas by force. Here you are not talking of people from other countries but about our own fellow countrymen, fellow Indians like us.

    So are you telling us that we should let 20-30 million outsiders in? what will happen to us? My tribe is 500000-1 million strong.What will be our status then?
    Yea I know that the people from Bihar are vitims of the goverment but they have to stand up and fight for themself in the respective states and not bring the fight to us.
    And yea the transformation where the land has been taken from native is already happening, there are lot of cases where people from Bihar have occupied land the army has given its blessing in case of disputes with local.
    This demograhic change is very dangerous, its not only in the cities its happening but in the villages.

    The people from UP and Bihar have so much political coult in the center, they have to change the mindset and not give any chance to incompetent politicians.
    And yea I will really welcome educated people who want to improve the situation in your place, like engineers , doctors ,technocrates but to welcome labor people who are more of burden and fight for same resources is foolish on our part.
    Already people here are angry and agitation on this we donot need further violence.

    On Nagaland actuall Amit the groups are based on ethinic lines and not religion. There is not one group that wants a christian state. There might be some individual posting those kind of comments but then dont we see similar behavior from Hindu fundamentalist?
    And yea acually right now there is a formal talks with India and ther naga groups, and they might end up with a fedral system there with nagaland having its own flag and constituion, but the monetary and defence and international afair being in hand of India.
    So even as we speak the Indian govenment has reconized that Nagas have sperate history and should have some seperate identity.

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