I recall getting woken up by a call from India one morning — Mrs Indira Gandhi had been assassinated. I felt bad even though I had absolutely no respect for her. But on second thoughts, she played Dr Frankenstein, and like him, she too died (indirectly) at the hands of the monster — Bhindranwale — she created. Karma. It catches up eventually.
Then followed the slaughter of Sikhs, orchestrated by Rajiv Gandhi’s minions and executed by Congress party faithfuls. Over 4,000 innocent Sikh men, women and children were mercilessly killed. That was 26 years ago. No one has ever been brought to justice. No one even served one day in jail. To me the greatest enduring mystery of the whole affair is how can any Sikh support the Congress. How can they? Don’t they care?
The more I think about it, more I am convinced that the fatal character flaw in Indians is that they simply don’t care. Sikhs getting slaughtered by Congress goons, and not just non-Sikhs, but Sikhs themselves carry on unperturbed. Innocents being raped and killed in Deganga in West Bengal? Not a problem. In fact, I doubt that too many Indians even know about what happened there. And the ones that do know, couldn’t be bothered. They don’t care.
Soldiers dying in the frozen wastes of Kargil? Ho hum. Pakistan sending the mutilated bodies of tortured Indian soldiers? Oh well, let’s just forget all that and play cricket with Pakistan. And invite the soulless evil bastard of a dictator to India and feed him biriyani and deferentially interview him on TV.
“We Just Don’t Care” should be the Indian national motto instead of “Truth Alone Prevails.” Actually, I sometimes think that Indians would not recognize truth if it came up and bit them on their behind.
Union Carbide and 20,000 dead, and Rajiv Gandhi let’s the head honcho responsible get away? No skin off my back. I don’t care.
Over four hundred million abjectly poor people in the country? Don’t care. Let’s have that Commonwealth game. Did the Congress lackeys actually loot most of the money spent on the games? We just don’t care. Not my money. Did A Raja actually cost the Indian public around $30 billion? Maybe. But the prime minister does not care. So why should I care?
Anyway, talking of the appointed prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, here’s an article from the Times of India: Does a Sikh PM absolve the Congress of ’84?:
. . . a court is, in 2010, discussing whether a chargesheet filed in 1992 about the 1984 riots should be formally filed before it! Engaging. A colleague said to me recently that essentially, it’s all about the “we have moved on” mindset. Nobody’s really making a hue and cry any more, it’s not a recurrent political embarrassment for the government, and protest groups are of little consequence. So why take any real action, when the pretence suffices? Truth is, not even the victims expect any justice. It’s been so long, anyways, it’s not politically relevant.
We just don’t care. Knowing that, the appointed PM Dr Manmohan Singh does not care also. An uncaring appointed prime minister of a country of mostly uncaring people. A voice of protest is heard once in a while — which is quickly ignored and the people move on.
Here’s a voice of protest from Satbir Singh Bedi. He wrote a comment in response to the TOI article. The comment — 1984 riots: Congress took revenge on Sikhs and Manmohan Singh is a Congressman”
Manmohan Singh is not a Sikh just as I am not a Sikh. We both were born into Sikh families but I have gone to become Pro-Hindu and he has gone to become Pro-Muslim. He is least bothered about the victims of 1984 riots. He might have felt otherwise had his relatives been killed and burnt alive in those riots. Actually, it was Rajiv Gandhi who ordered that these Sikhs should be killed for they have killed his mother. It was an act of revenge. It succeeded because people voted Rajeev Gandhi to power. However when Rajeev Gandhi died and was actually killed by an LTTE worker, no Tamilian was killed and no revenge was taken because Congress was not in power at that time. Sikhs can never have justice under Manmohan Singh’s Pro-Muslim regime. Manmohan Singh even favours an Islamic Banking system as per news reports. He has been chosen by Sonia Gandhi to become PM of the country not because of his being a Sikh but simply because he has no mass following and could not defy her. He is a perfect sychophant and would go on doing the bidding of Sonia Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi too does not want justice for Sikhs because her mother-in-law was killed by two fanatical Sikhs. She is a very revengeful lady and taking it out on Sikhs.
Well, we don’t care. We see the images of criminals plastered all over huge billboards announcing yet another scheme cooked up by the Congress party to buy votes, and we just go about our business without comment.
I am getting convinced that the root cause of our misery is that we just don’t care. Only if there is a way of making caring people out of Indians, only then can India progress. I don’t know if there is such a way.
It’s all karma, neh?