April Cruellest Month for Farmers, AAP and Families of Chittoor Firing Victims

Delhi Rally Death Pushes Massacre of 20 Coolies by Andhra Police to the Backburner

Whatever may have prompted TS Eliot to write his poem, The Waste Land, April is proving to be the cruellest month in India for not just farmers but also for some political parties (AAP, BJP), the Delhi Police (who appear to be playing politics) and for families of 20 daily wage labourers that the Andhra police brutally shot dead earlier this month.

The death of a “farmer” at a rally in Delhi on Wednesday is threatening to kill the political fortunes of anti-corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP, Chief Minister of Delhi.

Chittoor deathsPolice Massacre in AP: That incident, though, has pushed the killings of 20 poor coolies to the backburner. Authorities are reluctant even to order a CBI enquiry into the police massacre.

The BJP government at the Centre headed by Mr Narendra Modi and the TDP Chief Minister of Andhra, Mr Chandrababu Naidu, are political allies (“partners in crime / abuse of human rights” will be a more apt description).

Red Sanders: The poor daily wage workers were branded as smugglers of red sandalwood and shot in their heads/face in what is suspected to be a fake encounter.

There is no word about the real smugglers who brought these workers from an impoverished tribal village in Tamil Nadu. They possibly enjoy political patronage in incredible India.

G Joslin Vethakumar

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