What is happening to our nation?, which was known as Bharat Mata. It is our Janani Janm Bhoomi. The most beloved mother, a personification of mother earth. Form north to south every part is resenting, somewhere it is for silly things like Language and somewhere it is for religious things. Where one should go and live in peace in this India. Almost every part have got infected with some disease or the other.
Since childhood, by grace of god and by efforts of my parents we were living in peace. That environment was better than in which my son is living. It was at IIT Kanpur campus, we grew up and had some kind of misplaced thinking of our great India.
now only I realize that it was wrong on our part to think that this land is of great people, who fought with the rulers and thought of getting freedom.
Years ago in 1992 when i went to Shillong for an interview in Assam Rifles. I stayed near Bara Bazaar or gadi khana. In those days as evening approached we used to listen that “Don’t venture outside after dusk” stay at home. WHY? there i felt some tension.
However the journey from Guwahati to Shillong in BUS was the most memorable one for me. It was majestic. The mountains, green forests, The big FERNS, The huts and villages on both side of road, shops, the beautiful people, Majestic meadows, The great Himalaya, the crown of India. simply that was serene.
In 2011 again i got chance to visit the great Himalaya, the place of lord as i call it. I was in Gangtok during the September 2011. On the way and while in Gangtok I felt the difference. we were put in at Tashi delek hotel. On the way the magical and majestic forest enchanted me. I was fully engrossed by the beauty and grandness of river valley and the hills. But i could also see the hard life of villagers. The labourers working to repair the mountain roads. How they had to travel back to their home after finishing work?. How people made the temporary shelters alongside of road?, they were as if standing on ONE LEG. I mean the houses were made on a raised platform, which stood on long wooden logs resting on slope of hills and the platform rested on the road. People traveling with me know that on the sight of those houses i screamed and said My God how they are going to survive an earthquake?. Since i had experienced an earthquake followed by Tsunami in Andamans. So first thing i could notice was the threat from an earthquake. And it was bad luck that just after few days earthquake struck Sikkim and other parts of country. I tried to phone many people there, but the phone lines were also badly effected. But once i got to talk to somebody in Tashi delek hotel, the person on other side told that it was Ok and few cracks are there in building.
There is unrest in every part of our nation. Be it in Manipur, or Nagaland, The Arunachal pradesh-they have border tension and as few years back i got to read somewhere that the elders were worried to preserve their Tribal culture. There was tension in Kuki and Naga and Manipur etc. In Meghalaya also the tribal and non tribal difference of thoughts were going on. We had seen the Assam tensed with Bodo Andolan, the AGP won the election and ruled the state. Bengal region has a very long history of unrest since British times. Orissa, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chatishgarh had problem of Naxal type. Punjab had another kind of tension. i still don’t understand their problem. When Guru Nanak ji himself was originally from an Indian Family and worked for upliftment for poor, ir-respect of religion. then in the name of guru nanak ji why they do not shun violence??
I don’t know but, i have heard many times that in earlier times in punjab the families used to give their eldest son to the Guru Panth. thus that boy used to become a Sikh. But other sons remained with their family. Thus began the strength of Khlasa Panth or akali etc. Is that true?? if so, then why they are fighting with their own blood?
I think The tension in In Jammu and Kashmir has originated from some idea which is an imported one. The KALHAN wrote the RajTaringini which has the lineage of Kings who ruled Kashmir kingdoms. I do not know how many of us have read it?, since it is written in Sanskrit? Many old sites are their. all are lying in state of despair. why? And who knows how and when the AMARNATH cave came into being? and became a well known place in all parts of India? do anyone knows when the Vaishnav Devi shrine got the fame??
Maharaja Pratap Singh and Maharaja Hari Singh were the rulers of the Jammu and Kashmir kingdom.
how come then the tension has been arosed on the lines of religion? why so much tension?. I really wish to go to Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Dal lake, Chasm-e Sahi, Shalimar Nishat Bagh. again. all those places were very beautiful when we visited there in 1982. Tension should go away first. In TN, often i heard people start fighting over the issue of Srilanka? Why? or over the issue of River water. In another state from which the ChatraPati Shivaji and Guru Ramdas belonged, people have tension due to the language or Martha feeling? , Even if you try to google one can read somewhere that the Bhonsle clan has their connection with the Rana of Mewar, the kin family of Maharana Pratap, Uday Singh ji etc.. can we believe it? then why there should be tension?
I felt very bad when i heard that UP has been partitioned into Uttarakhand. I loved the Kumaun, Garhwal region, since i have had read about it through the works of Smt Gaura Pant “Shivani” ji. Almost all her heroines of her works (stories or novel) are from the Kumaun Hills. but they got separated from me? why?
While I stood on the mall road in Massuri, I was thinking all this and looking down the hill towards the Dehradoon?
The road (Mall road) is unique as one can see the clouds coming rising upwards on hills from the deep valley area. and also it risies above towards the hills behind you on mall road. The building on the sides of Mall road are also dangerously built. As i belonged to the plains, we found that area very dangerous. But to the people of Massurie they try to find any place on mall road to build their houses or shops. Lots of properties are being ocnverted into hotels, owing to the increasing number of tourists. On few places i found old hand driven cart displayed. Few Old buildings are still there standing in thier old grandeur. Towards the railway reservation counter of Indian Railways and the post office and further downside raods all look very magical .(and dangerous to me) Nobody could imagine that one can book Train ticket from Massourie. It has been a tradition since british times so that they could book their tickets in advance. And now i heard that this facility of rail reservation is available in many other hill stations also in Uttarakhand. The road from which trafiic comes towards Moussurie from Dehradun is through the Cantonment area, the route looks mysterious to tourist (outsider) in that area lot of people from India have purchased the land and have build their dream houses. It is fast becoming hot spot property in Dehradun.
Naxali problem is very notorius as it is claiming lots of Human lives. Konkan problem was there. Further we have now a problem of Telangana. I still dont understand why they want seperate state for Telangana. For us it is Telugu language that people from both areas speak. What is the difference. It is all Politcally motivated. Then there may be the Vidharbha? Bundelkhand has always trying to raise its head. Purvanchal, Khalistan, etc etc
can’t we live together. Looking at the map of USA, i wonder how people on this part of globe would think on those straight line boundaries of states??? We need Hazi ali, Guru Nanak, Kabir, Ramdas, sita Ram Raju, Ramananuja acharya, Adi Shankara, Basava, Eknath, Chaitanya, Vivekananda, Kalhan, Habba Khatoon, Jaisi, Raheem, Rashkhan, Khwaja Garib Nawaj, Khawaja Nizamuddin aulia, BuleShah, Lalan fakir, Nuzurul, Rabindra Nath, Shankar Dev, Meera, to be ReBorn on my mother India so that it can lead a path of wisdom and peace….