Singhvi Fri, 16 Jun 2017


He said that a lynching movement of innocent people has begun in BJP- ruled States. Lawlessness aided and abetted by the State has become the new India of today. This is the real new normal not just the new normal you are being taught and told about this is the new India and new normal of the BJP. That is intolerance galore, innocents targeted, State-sponsored violence. This is the new norm. I am going to show you pictures in a moment. No one seems to have forgotten so quickly hands holded, blood soaked body and picture of a man begging for life and I am not talking of Gujarat, I am talking of Jharkhand. They are circulating all over.

It has become the ‘Pehchan’, the modus-operandi and identity of the BJP. What is worse, it amounts to almost State-sponsored activity because every time we find, and some of these pictures in Media which show that the Police act as mute spectators. Law enforcement agencies are mute silent spectators - turning a Nelsonean blind eye but actually encouraging as there is no punishment, there is no fear, in fact therefore, is an encouragement. In Jharkhand, in fact, Police were present seven people were killed by mobs and figure may increase I was astonished and shocked to find that even an 80 years old grandmother of the victims was not spared badly beaten. What is this India we are living - this un-Indian idea of the ‘Idea of India’? Is it the India of mob justice, instant nearest tree hanging, lynching justice in the world’s largest democracy which we are proudly practicing because the philosophy of the ruling dispensation encourage it. Is it a methodology used as an excuse, it is a mindset which covers up the real object which is anti-human rights which is anti-dalit, communal, which is divisive and which is anti-humanity.

This is my sad duty to remind you that Una in Gujarat when people were stripped, paraded naked, who were they, they were human beings like you and me.

Similarly Dadri and Mohammad Akhlaq are not just a statistics they are imprinted through media into our collective memory. Gruesome incident and Union Minister Mr. Mahesh Sharma termed this gruesome incident as an accident.

Ultimately this is because the object is to either get or cling on to power by these divisive tactics, practiced through subterfuge. I have many more examples and particularly remind you of Dabolkar, Pansare and Kalburgi examples where for months and years, the PM has practiced a stony silence and I also remember Rohit Vemula’s example and I also remember the comments of Genl. VK Singh referring a Dalit child as a dog.

The rise of atrocities against Dalits has increased by 38% under the BJP Government at the Centre. Please note the year and the figure 39,408 in 2013 and 54,355 in 2015 this is the data of the NCRB - the highest were Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the top four States as far as crime against Dalits are concerned. Monday, 22nd May, 2017