Vidur wrote:Again, you raise many valid points.
When they do so, entire administration including SDMs, DM, SP, SSP, sometimes even District Judge descend on them and say 'hua to hua. Ab mel milap se saath saath raho'. Thats what NSA said today. I have said it as well. But this usually just emboldens the aggressor and cycle of violence erupts again. Only way to stop it is to impose severe costs...sometimes it means letting the retaliation play out. That is the only way of effective communication. In UP CM has used both offensive action of police and legal means to impose financial costs. It has had a salutory effect...atleast for now.
Unfortunately true. As a kid growing up besides/with ghettoized individuals, it was very very apparent, that violence to assert dominance was the only way known. From cricket matches to road stops by cops, the only way to survive was to have access to, and bring your own numbers. Growing up, I would have thought things would change, but even now they are the same. I still remember 8th class kids walking around with knives and sharpened bottle pieces as if it was the most normal thing in the world. The environment was/is toxic, and survival a daily routine with religious mobilization an ever ready threat.
But the bigger problem as you allude to is demographic plus their obvious long term agenda which has more focus now. Addressing this is complex and multifacted problem. But immediate situation is that Hindus have been attacked and are not allowed to defend themselves nor will the police defend them. Very important to take strong action against jihadis and convey the right messages in the next few days.
IW aspect we have already adequately touched upn.
In my limited experience, there are always the leaders and their immediate core group of followers who can be and should be targeted using intelligence to take them out of play. We still can't stop the mobs until and unless the GOI brings in extra manpower. Telengana cops in Hyderabad were supposedly showing the way, by turning up en masse, prepared for all sorts of issues, and hence not easily pushed around. Unfortunately, that's the only way. This harkens back to Brits and their railroad project, by which they'd rapidly transport well armed troops, ironically to suppress rebellions like the Moplah one. In short, we need a core of highly trained riot cops in every region, expensive but doable and located there, sort of like how the BSF built up intel networks in the valley, and able to deploy, suppress violent rioters in a moments notice. If the heads of these jihadi orgs keep getting taken out to jail, and the mob attacks are met with disciplined resolute force, then how long can they persist? Critics will say that this will only cause more Pulwama style attacks. But I think that will occur anyhow. The level of radicalization is such that any push back on any topic held dear to the community causes an immediate outburst of violence. Strategically, well equipped and armed riot cops would bottle up rioters in their own community areas. Their infra is at risk, their local guys will bear the brunt of their own yahoo's and their violence. But this is not always possible until and unless we have solid intel, otherwise mass mobilizations can occur anywhere and shut that part of the city down. Economic terrorism as some chaps are openly threatening.