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The selectively suicidal state of the Indian union
01.09.17 - SANEHEAD
The selectively suicidal state of the Indian union



How many more Rohit Vemula's and S Anitha's will have to die before this country's conscience wakes up ?

We need more of S Anitha's ilk, many many more, so that the poor on India's rural and urban areas can have access to decent medical care, and the doctor to patient ratio in the country can reach anywhere close to WHO standards.

It is only when large numbers of doctors are produced by India, who come from poor deprived marginalised backgrounds that there is any chance that the poor deprived and marginalised will have any chance of getting proper empathetic and compassionate healthcare.

When the so called meritocracy of the small fraction of upper castes get into prized medical colleges with or without "donation" which poor students like S Anitha, the motherless daughter of a labourer, can not afford - nor could she afford expensive NEET coaching- what do they do?

They get their MBBS degrees even PG degrees and go abroad for the rest of their lives to earn hefty sums, lead high quality lifestyles, and serve the well healed populace of developed nations, eager to quit this "hellish underdeveloped corrupt" country of ours- and often their aging parents as well!

Or they set up Private Clinics and nursing homes, often while bagging and keeping government jobs as well, in Metros or other urban agglomerations, and leech off the Government Health system for at least a few years, giving short shrift to their poor patients at PHC's and Govt Hospitals while luring them to their private clinics for proper treatment if they can afford to be fleeced, and leaving them to fate if they cannot.
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 It is only when large numbers of doctors are produced by India, who come from poor deprived marginalised backgrounds, that there is any chance that the poor deprived and marginalised will have any chance of getting proper empathetic and compassionate healthcare.
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The elite in India including doctors, learn to callously ignore suffering and death around them as they prance around Rotary and Lions and Other clubs and charitable organisations getting crowned as Saawan Kings and Queens, or Made for Each other couples, and the likes while currying favour with the oligarchic bureaucracy and politicians, and eating the cream off Big Pharma's PR gifts and luxury holidays across the globe for pushing their drugs and medical equipment, good, bad and mediocre or indifferent, in their respective practices.

We do not really need such "corporate jet setting doctors", but we have to suffer them.

We will have to keep suffering at the hands of these insufferable, unpatriotic, inhumane, money grubbing Drug- pushers, till we train a huge army of S Anitha's and S Amit's or S Aziz's and S Ameena's to go out like the barefoot doctors of China and replace our LMP's or jhola chhaap quacks in rural areas, ration the number of private clinics in urban areas to bring about doctor- patient ratio parity between rural and urban populations, and put an embargo on immigration of doctors trained in Indian medical college till such time as we have a surplus.
How much longer will the vast majority of Indians continue to be cheated by the unholy oligarchic nexus between its elites which keeps 85% of its poor, rural and backward population deprived of higher and technical/medical education and resultant services that they are entitled to?

Is Indian meritocracy created only to service the populace of developed ?

Is this not neo-colonialism in a devilish cunning form ?

Why do we have such an affinity for the populace developed nations and so little for our own ?

Even the racial and religious differences of the foreign populace do not put off our hypocritical Brahmanical Sankritised elite in foreign lands, while caste and sectarian differences put them off millions of their own countrymen. And these NRIs have the cheek to call themselves patriotic and are being given voting rights in india because they give out convenient doles to political parties that shore up their elitist agenda.

Shame on such an intellectually enslaved oligarchic nexus.

It is against them that the Rohit Vemulas and S Anithas will have to lead the next War of India's Real Indedendence !

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Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace. And agitated farmers are no guarantee of a lasting peace. Not every danger lurks at Doklam. 
TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: This is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.
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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT





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Bakrid violence alert
01.09.17 - SANEHEAD
Bakrid violence alert



With new BJP allied Governments in heartland cow belt states of UP and Bihar, and in Uttarakhand and Assam, and old BJP rule in Haryana, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, we should be alert for large scale violence or at least several incidents of violence at Bakrid on 2 September and in the week thereafter.

Matters are not made any better by the video circulating these days of Swami Agnivesh speaking on the Baba Ram Rahim matter at the end of which he suddenly turns around and utters a non sequitur remark about how all Muslims should voluntarily shun the practice of slaughtering animals for Qurbani this Bakrid and forever thereafter and how everyone should turn vegetarian in India.

Then there are videos like the one attached below being circulated by rabid Gau Rakshaks spreading false rumours targeting Muslim populations in specific mohallas in specific cities designed to arouse communal frenzy and cause riots.

The speaker is one Agniveer ostensibly saying 400 cows have been marked with red marks and tied before Muslim homes in Urdu Mohalla of Darbhanga for slaughter on Bakrid and threatening dire reprisal if even a tail of a cow is harmed.
 

The speaker claims he is on his way to Darbhanga and appeals to all Hindus who can congregate there to do so to protect the Holy Mother Cow.

The modus operandi becomes clear with these 'viral videos' ostensibly sent from far off places about specific locations in other states (whose names are not hard to get) where there is a concentration of Muslim population.

There is tension since 31/8/17 in Darbhanga town due to this video and some minor scuffles have already taken place. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed in the city. 8 Strangers in a Scorpio were seen video filming homes and streets in Urdu Bazaar Darbhanga who speeded away when confronted, leading to an accident in which some people and some cattle were injured.

This sort of provocation is going to happen everyday in Bihar now because there is no other way the BJP can break the strong Muslim Yadav combination in this State which as Sunday's rally in Patna showed forms the backbone of Lalu Yadav's powerful and decisive vote-bank and still solidly stands behind RJD.

Unlike in UP, BJP cannot ignore the Yadav votebank in Bihar In UP Yadavs are 8% of the population and in Bihar they are 14 to 15% which combined with 17% Muslims makes for an unbeatable combination.

Yadavs being cattle rearers, the cow slaughter issue is designed to appeal to their sentiments and is deemed the best issue for weaning them away from their alliance with the Muslims cemented under Lalu Yadav's leadership.

Gauraksha seems tailormade for serving BJP's electoral and political ends in Bihar for this reason.

The writing is on the wall.

Yet we see no mass appeal from Sushaasan Babu Nitish Kumar for maintaining peace on this occasion and respecting the customs of the minority community or allaying their fears. Such videos are going viral subterraneanly and the Muslim community all over the state is curling up in fear and seething with resentment.

If the administration is unable to ensure protection to the minorities let them openly appeal to them not to perform the ritual sacrifice so that we do not have dozens of Akhlaques, Pehlu Khans and Junaids to mourn over at or after this Bakrid.

Otherwise let them get troublemakers like the maker of this video traced arrested and proceeded against and safety and security of all citizens ensured.
 

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Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

 ____________________________________________________

Most shared Punjab Today articles:

RELAX! ALL 30 WERE DERA PREMIS: The utter absence of any questions about the death of 30 people on the roads of a city reeking of wealth says something stinking about its conscience.

LET'S KILL PAASH: Dr Sumail Singh Sidhu unravels the layers of the latest row about the revolutionary poet’s work and asks why is Paash being summoned from the ashes to answer our allegations?

THE BLOODY VILLAIN OF PARTITION: As Radcliffe drew a line between India and Pakistan, resulting in 600,000 lives lost and 14 million displaced, we revisit the key question: Were the massacres avoidable, preventable?

A DOKLAM IN EVERY FIELD: Farmers not only produce food. They produce peace. And agitated farmers are no guarantee of a lasting peace. Not every danger lurks at Doklam. 
TO SUKHBIR SINGH BADAL, SINCE NO ONE ELSE WILL SAY IT: Speaking truth to power, and asking some tough questions to a party that refuses to behave like one. Does it even register the sense of a loss?

DECONSTRUCTING NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: This is a duel -- pistols drawn, hands on hip, 20 steps across, aim taken, fingers on trigger. Right now, it looks like Amarinder has forgotten his gun home. Sidhu is itching to shoot. 

SURGICAL STRIKE YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT: Indian jawans killed everyone at this forward post of Pakistan and brought back seven bodies besides a trophy signed by Musharraf.

PUNJAB: AN IDEA IN SEARCH OF WORDS: The English writing on Punjab has constructed an urbane Punjabi universe. Punjab is more than a poster boy of progress or a renegade from the promise of modernity.
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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

— Team PT





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