Saturday, March 20, 2010

Separatist demands..A Serious Threat to National Integrity.....

Recently, I was devastated with the acts of some un-employed politicians trying to
destroy the sheer integrity of India.
Instead of involving in ways to unite people, these mindless and selfish politicians
find different ways to ignite passions in the people in the name of region, religion, caste and language.
We, responsible citizens of the great nation, shall arise and try to stop this
irresponsible behavior inorder to protect the great national integrity which was possible because of
sacrifices by 1000000000000000000000000000s of our ancestors.

Here are the main reasons why there is NO need for separate Telangana State, which
has been the source of agitations and bandhs in southern India :

1) CAPITAL : The capital of state resides in the heart of Telangana region. There was no other state that was ever
formed with this state. So, it is utterly non-sense to seperate a region where the country's 5th metro is residing which
is quickly emerging as international city.
What about so-far districts like Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Chittor ?

2) Development : Telangana region is already well developed compared to both Coastal andhra and Rayala seema.
Because Captial Hyderabad is in Telangana, 3-4 districts close to Hyderabad (like Medak, Ranga reddy, Nalgonda)
were heavily developed industrially.
Infact, majority of industries (IT, BT, Central Govt, Defence, Banking, Sports, Pharma all lie only in Telangana region)
So, lack of development is a non-sensical reason to give Telangana state.
Even if it is, every part of India has some undeveloped areas. Does it mean, we keep splitting
India to 1000 or more states just saying that 1-2 districts are undeveloped.
Wake up politicians, it is time to "develop", not to fool people saying that seperate state would suddenly solve all the problems.

3) So-called Identity or Self-respect :
When the separatists are faced with facts about development with clear cut figures, they often raise this point of
"Telangana identify", "Telangana Self-respect" or "dialect/accent is different" whatever.
This is totally irresponsible on their part to raise the issue of self-respect. This is against the whole concept of
national integrity. This is a cruel realty. Here is the reason why...
In India there are 100s of languages, 1000s of dialects/accents, 10000s of group identities and 1000000+ reasons for division !!!
In fact, when great Mr. Vallabhai Patel integrated India after Independence, he collapsed 500+ individual groups and
merged them to India to form a single core entity. Those identifies die then and there itself.
Country's integrity comes first. Stop digging the past. As an educated and civilized society, we must look forward how to
live together and prosper together. Not, how to separate us from rest of the India in any special way.
Even though, they are calling for a separate state, this simple mis-behavior is not to be tolerated.
States are already formed based on language decades ago.
People have been living very peacefully for all these years.
So, division based on "self-respect", has no place in civilized world and too bad for integrity of India.
Because, if we start accepting these baseless demands, we must make India 1000+ states.

4) Jobs stolen
This is another baseless claim spread by separatists.
Again, their aim is to ignite people's emotions and agitate them to blindly support their political ambitions.
So, it is easy to ignite people saying that "See your job is stolen by some XYZ. I will stop this, support me !!"
But, still lets look at what it is..
Govt jobs : These jobs are already well regulated with local and zonal quotas. So, there is no question here.
Private jobs : Private industy has NO regional sentiments ! They only select individuals based on their talent,
not where they are born ! For example, why IT sector only cherished in cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad ?
Why not in Bihar or UP ? Only because, there is talented pool available to serve. There is no private industry
that says : I like only people from Bangalore or Hyderabad. That is very narrow-minded thinking that
separatists always exercise in propelling people's emotions.

By the way, due to extensive infrastructure available in Hyderabad, lot of private sector jobs exist.
All citizens across from the State (and infact anyone from whole country or world) can come and work if there is an opportunity.
Where there are opportunities, talented folks migrate if there is a need of them.
This is the only reason why we have so many Indians and Chinese working in USA and Europe. They are not
stealing any jobs from anyone else. It is all per need base. So, no one steals any one else' job in private sector.
Come on, we have to make this selfish politicians educate on this.

5) Infrastructure
For the past few decades, most of the money from Budget for infrastructure in AP had been spent in
surrounding areas of Hyderabad (Roads, State/Central Govt. Buildings/Facilities, Fly overs, Bridges, Intl Airport,
Theme parks, Tourism Centers, Sports facilities, Hospitals, Universities, IP parks, SEZs, etc).
So, infrastructure wise, rest of the AP is heavily at disadvantage position.
This is perfectly fine as long as state is together and finally the fruits of development in the capital city gets
spread into other regions.
But, any remote thought of seperate state suddenly brings the rest of the regions of the state into stone ages !!
No clean roads, No MSP hospitals, No Inl Aiports, No State buildings.
So, it would be a blunder to create a seperate state for regions which are nowhere near Capital.

6) Unwanted Water disputes
Water available in Rivers in India today, is already very poorly managed due to complicated issues of State borders, Country borders etc.
We have several water disputes pending between states because of narrow minded local political parties which often forget that
even other state is also part of the same country and we must learn to live together !
When there is real scarcity of water, these disputes get really bad and if not handled properly can easily create issues to National integrity.
Now, consider further states formations like Telangana.
Two rivers Godavari and Krishna flow through Telangana. It gets really complicated in how to divide water rights in such a tightly coupled
regions. Even if we somehow arrive at water rights, how do we enforce them ? If not, we will create two or more regions which becomes
enemies forever threatening the County's national integrity.


Above all, whole Telangana issue is always raised by politically unsatisfied and unemployed and irresponsible
politicians. If one reads and understands the history, this is very very clear.
When politicians from Telangana region are in Power, they dont talk about any poverty or backwardness.
But, when they are out of power, suddely they take these issues to agitate people to their personal political advantage.
For example, Mr. KCR (who says he wants Telangana people to rule their land!) was in power for aorund 17-18 years at
state Govt level. He was very loyal to whoever was in power and infact, a strong supporter of "United Andhra" or combined A.P.
He had every opportunity to do development, if he wants.
He finally came out when he did not get his minister and start campaining that "Telangana region" is backward and
people are betrayed !!!! Betrayed from what ?
He does not care.. All he wants is.. ignite people based on their identities so they blindly vote him. Also, he scares non-locals
with "Raj Thackery" like messages. "non-locals go back, go back"
"go back" where ?This is our country. Every country man has right to live where she/he wants to live.
If there is problem to KCR or Raj Thackery for that, they shall be imprisoned immediately to try to disturb the unity of the county.

Taking a simple stance would resolve this conflict and avoids several conflicts in future :
All state formations are complete. NO new states to be formed.
So, stop forming any more states, not only Telangana. Recommend/Ask selfish politicians to stop from messing around with National integrity and just concentrate and contribute for their region's growth and development.

That would allow all businessmen, country lovers and common man sleep well at night and look for a bright future instead of
disturbances created by selfish politicians.

Having said that, I am not against any Telanagana !! Infact, I am for Telangana, Rayala Seema and Coastal Andhra, Karnataka,
Gujarath, Bihar, U.P. and whole India, for that matter.
I have 100s of very good friends from all the regions including Telangana and I am sure the true spirit of National integrity to be seen
in my opinion and we all tries to find ways to "live and prosper together and keep national interests on top". We must learn to do that, no matter what.

Jai Hind!