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BJP’s HP Assembly ‘Gherao’ against dictatorship of Virbhadra Singh: In Pictures

Rajesh Sharda lost his eye in that rioting, he went through major eye surgeries at PGI, Chandigarh, however, doctors could not recover his vision. He stayed there for a month and now travel to Chandigarh for regular checkups every week. A lot of money has been spent on his treatment. The question is why the Govt. did not take responsibility of the damage done when the whole YC protest was an unlawful assembly.

SHIMLA- We often receive messages asking us why we do not publish much about BJP and ABVP protests. Both of them will deny it, like NSUI and SFI, but their association with its patron political party is apparent. Anyway, here is what happened at recent protest staged by BJP against Congress Govt.

The rain, indeed, spoiled the show. BJP had expected larger gathering as it was a statewide call for Gherao.

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All leaders and supporters from every district were invited. We guess, there is no need to mention the names of party leaders who were present at the venue. You can recognize them in pictures if you are really a BJP supporter.

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Ex-chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal had heated arguments with the CM before walking out of the HP Assembly. The crowd gathered at Chaura Maidan where Dhumla addressed it before heading to heavily barricaded gates of the assembly.

Leaving apart the intentions or actual purpose of the protest, we seriously agree with all allegation he made against Chief Minister Singh that includes , “his growing dictatorship, planned assault on BPJ office in Chakkar, Shimla, manipulation of facts thorough misuse of state machinery like HP Police for getting clean slate for his son who had led the Youth Congress crowd to BJP’s office without obtaining required permission to stage a protest, and arrogant behavior like swaying his hips towards opposition inside assembly when he was asked a serious question regarding it.

The police is either not in control of the State or its completely controlled by not the people’s Govt., but Virbhadra Singh and his favorites.

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Seriously, we must re-consider considering ourselves citizens of a democratic state after knowing that a person lost his eye in stone pelting at BJP office. As per information revealed through a RTI, the protest was unlawful as Youth Congress did not consider it necessary to go by laws and seek permission for gathering. Many were injured; even a policeman was bitten by a miscreant, and the scene was that of a typical Indian rioting, but no action against even a single person or no arrest. Moreover, media seems to have co-operated with the Govt. in concealing some major evidences too.

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However, it’s true that Rajesh Sharda has lost his one eye in that rioting, he went through major eye surgeries at PGI, Chandigarh, however, doctors could not recover his vision. He stayed there for a month and now he visits the PGI for regular checkups every week. A lot of money has been spent on his ongoing treatment. The question is why the Govt. did not take responsibility of the damage done when the whole YC protest was an unlawful assembly.

Coming back to the day of protest, BJP leaders tried to spice up the atmosphere with sarcastic remarks and silly gestures. The crowd wasn’t much enthusiastic about the protest like they have no idea why they have gathered.

On the other hand, half a kilometer ahead, CPI-M with Kisaan Morcha had also staged a protest against land acquisition bill including other grievance of ignored farmers of the State. The protestors here appeared to be more serious than that of BJP.

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Apparently, Kisaan Morch protest was serious one, so it was put under heavier police security.

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Unfortunately, no BJP leader took up the issue of absurd and unlawful behavior of HP Police.

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There was no mention of police’s ransacking of CPI-M’s Shimla office, brutal and unlawful treatment with HPU students who had gathered for a ‘Gherao’ of HP Assembly to protest against massive fee hikes, failed RUSA implementation, and many other critical student grievances.

Read Related Story: Dear HP Govt., this dictatorship will end up creating armed rebels & Maoists, and then you’ll regret

Apart from political interests, BJP must think about right action and justice. This political mess isn’t going to get better till we stand divided by ideological, religious, cast-based, and economical boundaries. That has always and is still the weakness of Indian people. That’s the only thing our politician inherited from the British, and this policy is still yielding almost the same results.

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