3 Years of Modi Sarkar - A Review
Both Kashmir and Chhattisgarh show up BJP’s deficient handling of security In yet another attack on an army camp in Jammu & Kashmir, two Jawans and an officer have been killed and at least five other soldiers injured in a pre-dawn fidayeen strike by terrorists in Kupwara district. Although two suspected Jaish-e-Muhammed militants were also neutralized in the exchange of fire, the attack highlight how precarious the security situation is in J& K. With protest violence also on the rise in the state, Kashmir is giving the impression of veritable war zone.
Similarly, the recent Maoist attack on CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma-which left 25 personnel dead shows that authorities have failed to effectively tackle the insurgency in the country’s heart land. Poorly trained and bereft of a specialist intelligence wing, local language skills and a higher management proficient in counter insurgency, CRPF has odds heavily stacked against it in the Maoist red zone. In fact, the paramilitary organization was headless since February and only got a chief few days after the Sukma attack, With such structural weaknesses, CRPF is having difficulty serving as an effective counter insurgent force. Combine that with a record of repeated strikes and successive b reaches of perimeter defence on armed forces bases in J&K under the watch of the NDA government.
Experts Comment – Fear and Loathing
Can India be prevented form becoming another Pakistan, Far more hope-inducing are the contradictions within the right – between BJP and RSS leaderships; between BJP and Shiv sena ambitions; between extreme-right vigilante groups and those supporting at least a measure of due process; and, finally between different centres of power within BJP – within the central party, and between the central command and state units.
Perhaps the biggest contradiction, though, will be between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Adityanath is a saffron-robed Modi – younger, harder and on the rise. He leads the biggest state in India and therefore has unrivalled mobilisational power. The prime minister must already be feeling the heavy breathing on his neck.
Stakes are high are we the people of India, Vigilant