[Reader-list] Kashmir’s Fruits of Discord (or a discordant arundhati roy?)
c.anupam at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 18:54:09 IST 2010
Raking up an issue about Bodos in this public fora without knowing that
Bodos are the indigenous people in Assam suffering neglect and exploitation
in hands of Assamese as well as other settlers is tragic. Do you know
security forces have killed thousands over the years for those demanded
Bodoland for themselves? What do you know about the Bodoland issue? How come
Bodos also killed the so called Bangladeshis encroaching their lands? This
issue was raised in forum a year back about Muslim camps hosting a Pakistani
flag when riots broke out between Bodos and Muslims near Barpeta.
Please stop using identatitarian issues for your narrow gains in debate at a
public forum. your comparitive analysis doesnt dilute the topic that is
being discussed here.
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Samvit <samvitr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pretty surprising I didn't find her taking on the Bodo's after they
> killed about 20-25 people in Assam yesterday. Or were the Bodos also
> part of that Conclave where we had the rookies from India's underbelly
> trying to gang up?
> Or maybe Arundhati and her cronies feel that they would NOT make much
> news if they talk about the Bodos or the people who were murdered.
> Perhaps Arundhati and co are yet to decide which side to butter!!!
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Aalok Aima <aalok.aima at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > that arundhati roy has lost a sense of reality was being suspected for
> quite some time and became evident in her statement after the protest by the
> bjp mahila wing at her house on 31/10/10
> > her latest article in nyt only confirms it
> > she writes "I wasn’t arrested that night. Instead, in what is becoming a
> common political strategy, officials outsourced their displeasure to the
> mob. A few days after I returned home, the women’s wing of the Bharatiya
> Janata Party (the right-wing Hindu nationalist opposition) staged a
> demonstration outside my house, calling for my arrest."
> > so, according to arundhati the officials (in delhi) 'outsourced their
> displeasure' to (of all the people) " the women’s wing of the Bharatiya
> Janata Party" ........ quite a collusion between the ...congress govt and
> the bjp ..... all because of arundhati ...... somewhat self-delusional of
> > the self-delusion is also reflected in her (kind of suggesting) that no
> one should file court cases against her
> > she writes "The murderous Bajrang Dal, a militant Hindu group that, in
> 2002, spearheaded attacks against Muslims in Gujarat in which more than a
> thousand people were killed, have announced that they are going to “fix” me
> with all the means at their disposal, including by filing criminal charges
> against me in different courts across the country."
> > (much as i detest them) what is wrong with bajrang dal or any other
> organisation or individual "filing criminal charges" against arundhati "in
> different courts across the country"? for sure it would be harassment but
> arundhati should expect that as a counter for her version of the truth
> ...... nothing illegal about it ......... no human rights abuse in it ....
> it is the 'aazadi' of approaching a court of law (or many) with a complaint
> > tale piece : there has to be a tale to be found in arundhati's rancour
> against and dissatisfaction with obama (in his india visit) being discordant
> with arundhati's separatist brothers of kashmir's stone age being "jubilant"
> over obama
> > .............. aalok aima
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/opinion/09roy.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
> > arundhati has earlier written screenplays
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