No to the criminalisation of dissent

I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Condemn the persecution of university students!' that carries the byline `No to the criminalisation of dissent! It is the rulers who are acting against unity and solidarity of our people!' carried in the March 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL. Many lessons can be learnt from the issues that this statement addresses, and it is also an opportunity to learn about the machinations of the ruling classes and how they pursue the time tested principle of divide and rule. The matter at hand has been cast in terms of the ruling class allegedly being `pro-national', while a bulk of those who do not agree with the activities of the ruling classes are portrayed as `anti-national'. The circumstances are those that surround the harassment and the subsequent tragic suicide of Mr. Rohit Vemula in the University of Hyderabad, and the persecution of eight students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who have been booked for 'sedition'. What the ruling circles have achieved is a thorough polarization of the atmosphere, and have created such an atmosphere of hate and poison that it is not possible to have any rational debate around any subject at this time. Whether or not there is a conscious conspiracy, although most evidence points to one, the media have been a hand maiden to the Government and Home Ministry and have served to vitiate the environment. That the media have actually doctored videos and have besmirched the reputation of several young people, and have even endangered their lives points to the fact that they have the tacit and implicit support of the Government and the State to carry out these nefarious activities. However, there is a dialectical opposite to every act, and what these events have led to is a heightened consciousness of the activities of the Government and their undemocratic nature as well as their mendacity, and has willy-nilly brought into focus the issue of the exercise of state power, of the nature of the laws that prevail in the land, of the arbitrary nature of state power, of the question of oppressed nations, none of which were bargained for my the Government. Let this be a time when we can carry forward the debate, and demonstrate clearly that the anger of the people is really against the ruling circles, their hated power, their thoroughly reactionary and anti-people policies, their being the hand maiden of the biggest and richest monopolies in the country. Let us show that there is an organic relationship between their unfair rule and their organizing of the most vicious and anti-people activities, including pogroms carried out in the past by other Governments, when they themselves were in power in states, to name a few. That said, let us recognize who are the forces that genuinely care of the well-being of the people in the vast land that is today's India. Let us discuss all their problems with open minds, and carry forward the mission of democratic renewal. Sincerely, A. Narayan, Bangalore

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