India today is in a real fix as most of the states including Sikkim are trying to challenge the writ of the centre. In many states, a fully-fledge war like situation is being faced by New Delhi. The people of Sikkim are worst affected, who are fighting a war against the Indian union to preserve their religion, culture, traditions and nationhood. Today, due to brutal Indian Army and security forces’ atrocities, the Sikkimese are in open revolt. In recent past, Bodos threatened to kill 20 Indians for every Bodo killed by the security forces. NDFB are all out to take revenge from the Indian forces, which is being referred by many as a reign of terror in various parts of Assam.
Situation has worsened beyond Sonitpur and Bagsa districts of Assam and helpless Indian security forces have no option but to demand additional deployment of Army. New Delhi has although concentrated its Army troops in many parts of troubled areas, it is shy of confessing before the international community about the deteriorating situation. The first violent incident took place in November 2010, in which nine Indian security forces personnel were killed, followed by Indian intelligence agencies-led killings at Sejusa along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. As many as 8 persons were gunned down. All these persons were travelling on a passenger bus on its way to Arunachal Pradesh from Tezpur. The heavily armed masked rebels, sponsored by Indian intelligence agencies, forced all passengers to come down from the bus and started indiscriminate firing at them, leaving eight dead on the spot. Immediately after it, the armed militants managed to disappear from the spot. Security forces rushed to the spot and started operation against NDFB. All the victims were employees of Arunachal Pradesh government and were non-tribals. Of them, two were school employees, one BSNL employee, two PWD mechanical engineers, one washerman of IRBN and a staff of CRPF.
The incidents of killings also took place at Belsiri in the area of Mismari police station where villagers were killed with sophisticated weapons. This string of incidents took place hardly a week after the Bodo insurgent outfit threatened a bloodbath if the security forces failed to stop killing of their cadres. One wonders if is it necessary for the Indian intelligence agencies to kill non-tribals to convince New Delhi of a military action against Tribals, especially Bodos.
The months of December last and January this year witnessed ruthless killings of dozens of tribals by Indian security forces. The situation in Sikkim is turning from bad to worse, but New Delhi is not ready to accept that it is losing its grip on Sikkim. One wonders how long is this going to continue. If New Delhi is really interested in solution of Sikkim crisis and a number of similar issues, it needs to adopt a realistic approach. New Delhi must shun its double standards and imperialist-cum-capitalist policies. Till the time leaders in New Delhi do not engage in unconditional dialogue with Sikkimese leaders and keep the western and Israeli advisors at a distance, Sikkim would remain a trouble spot.
China and Pakistan are not enemies of India, but the pending issues that need to be resolved on the basis of principles are keeping them at distance. Due to communication barriers and advocacy by the enemy nations in the name of joint strategy to save India from disintegration, New Delhi is not only losing confidence of its neighbours, but also its own sovereignty is in big danger. Today, India’s greatest threat is not China, Pakistan, or other neighbouring states, but polices, which it inherited from the intruders and enemies of the East. New Delhi still has time to start renewed unconditional dialogue process with its neighbours as well as warring states. There is no harm in putting aside all suspicions and fears inculcated by the enemies of the East, keeping banner of hope for better tomorrow above everything.