हाल ही में मैंने एक मुस्लिम लड़की का वीडियो देखा, जिसने भारत की देवी और देवी को बुरा-भला कहा और यह इस वीडियो के बारे में नहीं है कि हम हर रोज लोगों को बुरी बातें कहते और सांप्रदायिकता को बढ़ाते हुए पाते हैं।
अनुच्छेद 19 के अनुसार, प्रत्येक नागरिक बोलने की स्वतंत्रता का अधिकार है और भाव व्यक्त करने का अधिकार है लेकिन उचित प्रतिबंधों के अधीन संरक्षण के अंतर शालीनता और नैतिकता को बरकरार रखते हुए है।
अनुच्छेद 28 किसी भी शैक्षणिक संस्थान में किसी भी धार्मिक निर्देश को पूर्ण रूप से प्रतिबंधित करता है, जिसे राज्य निधियों से बाहर रखा जाता है।
लेकिन क्या हम इसका सख्ती से पालन कर रहे हैं?
भारत में राजनीतिक प्रवचन ने हमेशा से ही आमंत्रित किया है सांप्रदायिकता पर बहस, नफरत और हिंसा को और बहुत से लोग इसपे घी डालते रहे है।
अक्सर हम देखते हैं कि लोग अधिकारों का दुरुपयोग करते हैं, हर रोज हम उन पोस्टों और टिप्पणियों पर ध्यान देंगे जहां हिंदू और मुसलमान एक-दूसरे को गाली दे रहे हैं।
एक तरफ, ऐसे लोगों के खिलाफ एफआईआर दर्ज की जाती है जो सांप्रदायिक वायरस फैला रहे हैं लेकिन हर रोज ऐसी मानसिकता रखने वाले लोग पनप रहे है।
इस तरह के सांप्रदायिक वायरस फैलाने में सोशल मीडिया का बड़ा योगदान है, ट्विटर, फेसबुक, व्हाट्सएप और अन्य सोशल साइट्स पर केवल एक वीडियो बनाकर और संवेदनशील पोस्ट कर देते है सिर्फ केवल रातों-रात वायरल और प्रसिद्ध होने के लिए लेकिन उनके इरादे इतने खतरनाक हैं कि वे शांति और सद्भाव को खतरे में डालते हैं ।
भारत फेसबुक के लिए सबसे बड़ा बाजार है, लेकिन एक खतरा भी है क्योंकि आए दिन फेक न्यूज, पोस्ट्स शेअर होते रहते है। भारत सरकार द्वारा प्रौद्योगिकी कंपनियों को उनके प्लेटफार्मों पर दिखाई देने वाली सामग्री के लिए जवाबदेह रखने का प्रयास है – ऐसी सामग्री जो भ्रामक हो सकती है, भ्रम पैदा कर सकती है और यहां तक कि टी का नेतृत्व भी किया है।
हमें प्रतिबंधित करने की आवश्यकता है और कानून को और सख्त होना चाहिए ताकि लोग उन विचारों को व्यक्त करने से पहले हजार बार सोचें जो अन्य भावनाओं को चोट पहुंचा सकते हैं।
केवल एक सामान्य नागरिक के रूप से आइए हम अपने बारे में और अपने मन में घृणा की मात्रा के बारे में सोचें। कई राज्य दूसरे राज्य के लोगों से नफरत करते हैं, कई लोग प्रवासियों से नफरत करते हैं, हमारी जाति व्यवस्था आज भी कायम है।
हमारे घरों में ससुराल वाले अपनी बहू से घृणा करते हैं हमें लगता है कि ससुराल वालों को दुर्व्यवहार करने का अधिकार है। हम बस यह कहते हुए इस सब को अनदेखा कर देते हैं कि यह सामान्य है।
हम अब चीन से नफरत करते हैं, हम कहते हैं कि चीन एक साम्यवादी देश है लेकिन चीन में कोई भी इस तरह की मूर्खता करने की हिम्मत नहीं करता है। उनका कानून इतना सख्त है कि कोई व्यक्ति सार्वजनिक रूप से ऐसा लिखने या बोलने की हिम्मत नहीं करेगा।
मेरा अनुरोध है कि हमें अपनी शक्तियों और स्वतंत्रता का बुद्धिमानी से उपयोग करना चाहिए। हमने सिर्फ एक उदाहरण देखा कि कैसे हम नागरिकों ने सरकार को सुशांत के मामले को गंभीरता से लेने के लिए मजबूर किया अब मैं चाहती हूं कि बुद्धिजीवी लोग उठकर आगे आये और नफरत को रोकें।
Symbol of fate, victory or controversies and disputes..
Ram Janmabhoomi or Lord Ram’s birthplace is believed to be in Ayodhya from the epic Ramayana. Lord Rama is not only our Hindu God, believed to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu but his name is constantly taken for the religious perspective in the political world. Very few people know that Ayodhya was the capital of Kosala in Buddhist time ( 5th – 6th BCE)
History of Ram Janmabhoomi:
I will mention in crux about the history of this sacred place as we all know about it since our childhood.
In 1528, the then Mughal emperor Babar built a mosque in this disputed land. It is claimed that there was a Hindu temple of Lord Rama so the Mughals demolished it. History had it that many temples were demolished by many foreign rulers who ruled our country.
In 1853, some people claimed that the Babri Masjid stands on the exact place of Lord Ram’s birthplace. That led to several riots and Britishers played the divide and rule policy very well then. Later, a decision was taken that the Muslims will pray inside the mosque and Hindus will worship outside the same.
After Independence, in 1949 idols of Lord Rama were found in the mosque. On which, Hindus claimed that Lord Rama manifested, on the contrary, Muslims blamed that someone kept the idols intentionally a day before. The government then sealed the disputed place to avoid unrests, riots and violence.
On 6th December 1992, supportersand political activists of BJP, shivsena and other Hindu political organisations destroyed the disputed building in the rally which resulted in several riots. Time to time, India has witnessed violence and turmoil regarding the land.
On 9th November 2019, the Supreme Court announced the verdict stating that the land belongs to the Government based on the taxes records and ordered to build a Hindu temple.
Then came August 5, 2020, which embarks as one of the most important dates in Indian political history of the BJP RSS ideological agenda.
Many of us support the Modi government, some oppose and there are a few who are neutral but being a Hindu I am very much pleased that this is a great decision taken by the government, not just because of political reasons but also it’s how you save Hinduism, 100-200 years from now people will remember this history and the temple.
Modi government has played some masterstrokes like the changes in Jammu and Kashmir as well.
Transitions and Evolution of India
28 years ago when the mosque was brought down, most of them never even thought about a temple would be built, many said it’s injustice, other institutions claimed to rebuild a mosque and punish those were involved in breaking it down.
Today, if we see, no one has opposed it, not even the opposition parties, secularists and in fact everyone has welcomed the decision. Even a few of my Muslim friends are also pleased with the reincarnation of the temple wholeheartedly.
The only opposition leader who has opposed the decision of the Supreme Court to construct a temple is AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. However, apart from that we found the entire nation to be united for the national project.
However, a post went viral claiming that Kerala government imposed a blackout barring the locals to watch the live telecast of Bhoomi pujan Ceremony.
As I have mentioned several times in my blogs that we have an enormous and vast abundance of keyboard warriors who simply post anything just to get views and likes. Media houses later found the post to be misleading.
So has Ram Mandir polarized national politics and are we heading towards a communist government or dictatorship?
Because we are a Democratic country we know that politics cannot just be polarized.
The question that arises in my mind, are we going to worship Modi as God?
Because he already has a huge fan base, many out of those are willing to worship him.
The downfall of Congress party because of the cell less torchbearer somehow makes us realise the hollowness and absence of a strong opposition party.
Genuine democracies do not have party-less democracies and genuine democracies do not have an ideology-less democracy.
Nevertheless, I came across an article, the headline just grabbed my eyeball:
At Ayodhya Bhoomi Pujan, Modi Became All-in-One; Proper Rituals Not Followed, Allege Pundits
The article claimed that a prime minister can attend such type of ceremony as a chief guest, while the rituals should have been followed by the religious administrators.
Shankaracharya’s were absent during the pooja. We all know India is now governed by one man. It’s not a team, party or group anymore. He takes his own decision and we are his followers.
Are we blind followers?
Nevertheless, the entire world celebrated the D-Day, even temples all across the US organised special events.
I am just a normal Indian citizen, I don’t support any political party as such, neither I am secular. I am simply a neutral person who simply observes the changes and behaviour within the society.
I simply raised a few questions and I would love it if you can share your views on the same.
In my previous blog, I mentioned about January-March how my life changed with the world’s situation. We are witnessing a big change in our lives and trying to withstand and overcome the phase. In history, the year will be remembered and if we survive we will have tales and stories to tell our grandchildren.
As the days were passing by, it was not just difficult to accept the fact that staying home is difficult but also hopeless. The newly married couples were somehow managing to sustain by bringing the romanticism in themselves with their intoxication and smoke of love. They were trying to know each other and trying to utilise most of the time building up a bond. Trust me, in these 100 years a few are lucky who were able to spend every minute together but it was not the case everywhere. With work from home, many women were in deep turmoil of working for home and from home. Domestic violence increased, bachelors who were clasped in their rooms find it difficult to manage their lives, food spending time alone which led to depression.
The onset of the deadly coronavirus not just killed people furthermore brought the world to its knees by every means. Everything was closed, malls were empty, deserted airports, stranded migrants and tourists.
The virus was at the early stage of its journey though shattered the health infrastructure of many countries.
Though India took a bold step and decided to call for an early lockdown they didn’t organize the after plans on how to manage such a huge population, poor people, migrants and labours. People those who are stuck in different parts of the country. Soon the failure of proper planning started to show up along with that every day numbers of corona cases were doubling up.
On March 20, in Telangana 10 Indonesians were tested positive, they participated in a religious event named Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi.
The entire social media, news channels were flooding with the news of Tablighi Jamaat which became a burning topic and took the turn to religious angle.
Case in point is the irresponsible behaviour of particular sect in the muslim community, The Tablighi jamaat, which led to a sharp rise in the number of cases in India and endangered further spread. Not just India, Tablighi congregation drove the spread in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan as well.
For the first time, the city of Raiwind in Pakistan is under complete lockdown due to the same.
With all this happening in the world, then we found a few who were trying to help poor and needy with ration were also clicking their pictures and posting in social media which raised opinion in for and against of the same.
Tablighi Jamaat turned out to be a bombshell with 300 confirmed cases and 10 deaths became a new super spreader of Corona Virus. We witnessed keyboard fights in our country where many Hindus accused and made fun of Muslims. On the other hand, many Muslims blamed the government and were disheartened the reason was the handful of Muslims of such psyche plops the whole community answerable.
Trump and Hydroxychloroquine
If we all remember, President Trump was also creating headlines with his public statements. We got to know that India is the major supplier of hydroxychloroquine in the world. America demanded and ordered the supply from India and stated:
I don’t like that decision, I have not heard that it was his decision. I only know that he stopped the export for his country. We are in very good talk, I’ll see if it’s like this because India does very well with the United States from many years it has been taking advantage of the United States on trade so I will be surprised if he has taken such decision. If he allows the supply then it’s okay but if he doesn’t then there will be retaliation, why wouldn’t there be?
Meanwhile, during the lockdown in April we witnessed that India is no-more the peaceful place where every religion leaves in peace and harmony. Some people were successfully bowing the seeds of religious hatred.
Fake news was getting circulated, many were trolled in social media.
After lockdown-1, India decided to extend the lockdown.
the priority of the government is to save each and every life.
Our lovable Modi gave us the task to beat utensils, bells on a fixed time. But people like me were also realising the fact that lockdown is not the ultimate solution.
The Indian lockdown is the severest in the world, the economist carried a chart based on studied by a group in Oxford which ranked the countries on a severity index on their response to COVID-19.
India topped the chart in the world, while India topped the chart according to the intensity of the lockdown, on the other side India was at the bottom of the chart when it came to a fiscal stimulus for the economy in terms of percentage of GDP.
While all these were happening, Indians from all over the world joined the battle which landed with a tweet to PM Modi objecting to a tweet from a BJP minister.
It all started with the first major cause, an Indian named Saurabh Upadhyay who runs a company in Dubai tweeted some provoking tweets. He never thought in his dreams that his tweet might get so famous for all the wrong reasons. Though he apologised and deleted his account, people started to dig in more tweets, several posts of Indian spreading hate speech and fake news were found.
India remained under lockdown throughout the month of April. I was a master chef in making. Every day I used to come up with new food recipes. However, my life is simple and sorted but a lot of things we’re happening all over the world. Not just our common keyboard warriors even celebrities were uploading objectionable and communal posts which resulted in police arrests and suspension of various accounts.
Migrants, Mob lynching, Bandra station migrants attack communal posts by celebrities.
But then it happened that the migrants started to walk barefooted towards their villages from the dream cities. They were hungry, anxious and worried about their life and future.
It showed us how the sudden unplanned lockdown built chaos in their lives.
Now what I am going to cover raised many questions about humanity in India.
Today, after closing our eyes to such heinous atrocities, I cannot say that the whole country has stood up to support what is right and what is agenda driven.
How ruthless this India is, the coronoviruses entering India are not spreading as fast as the cruel mentality of India is being exposed in this effort.
It said that there were rumors that gathered at Bandra station to board the train.
On 16 April 2020, the incident brought tears to our eyes when two Hindu monks were brutally executed. The public has become so cruel that it takes the law into its own hands.
Policemen and health workers were attacked in many parts of India. Even the attack on Arnab Goswami was furthermore a highlight.
This lockdown has brought in many perspectives that are happening in the world, brings out inherent human nature to the forefront and history will remember every action we as an individual, society or as a country do. Remember, the world will remember this. Our maiming by this virus has brought the finest and ugliest of us.
Geopolitics – China, USA and the world.
Geo-politics and economy are intertwined in itself in this globalized world.
The US wants to maintain its supremacy and by attacking WHO.
However, China recovered early and hence its economy is back on track, forcing the US to accept the deaths yet not slow down the economy. Japan, Germany, Australia coming together and trying to hold China responsible.
RBI accepting Sri Lankan gov. offer of deposit as bonds. China flexing its muscle in South China sea and threatening Vietnam by allowing illegal fishing of Chinese fisherman backed by its navy in Vietnamese waters because it recently did an exercise with US Navy or making sure Pakistan gets emergency bailout and the very next day Pakistan testing missile and doing gunnery exercise, giving India direct message that it is not happy with India’s proposition in recasting WHO.
Many countries were now blaming China openly for the virus.
The clock ticked 11:50 pm on December 31st, and I was eagerly waiting to welcome the new year and explore 2020.
The year, 2019 gave me all the happiness, love and blessings and now was it’s time to depart. I was eager to find out what changes will the leap year brings to my life. Though North India was freezing the winters of Bangalore is much more pleasant.
Being new to the place, I had no friends and couldn’t decide to celebrate elsewhere and landed up hosting a party for myself at my cosy place. Then I didn’t know that this 2BHK flat will be the place where I will be locked for so many months. All festivals, parties and occasions will be celebrated only here.
With the beginning of the New year, I started job hunting and growing my small business simultaneously. I didn’t know what was striding towards us and I was specific for my job opportunities turning down several positions.
In January, all my Chinese friends and students went for their Chinese new year when I heard that a virus has emanated in the country from Wuhan. My friends from China kept apprised me about the situation and kept on updating me with videos and photos. Many of them approached me asking for masks availability as there masks were out of stock everywhere. The small MSME’s were in the loss and the owners were worried and tensed. I kept on supporting them mentally when students mentioned me as their “Soul teacher”.
Every morning their day started with authorities arriving at door-step for a temperature check. The first case of CoronaVirus was reported on 30th January in Kerala from a person who returned from Wuhan, China. Soon it spread in other parts of the country.
The team of WHO paid a visit to China and after return WHO tweeted that there is no human to human transmission. Despite the fact that the doctors of China mentioned that human transmission is possible. The entire world did trust the global organisation and relied on the statement.
Meanwhile, in the United States of Colorado and Nebraska reported mysterious drones in the sky.
The movie Parasite won the Oscar in January.
The first day of the year started with bushfires in Australia. Basically, the bushfire started from September 19 till March 20.
As the year started, on 3rd January, the U.S. drone strike killed General Qassem Soleimani raised tension with Iran.
On January 27, an agreement was signed between the government of India, Bodo groups and the Assam government to redraw and rename the BTAD in Assam.
Many applicants put the enrollment on hold as they informed that their banks are closed and they will be in lockdown. I lost all my students who were about to start the new batch. They said that as soon as the virus abolishes will get back to me. By then, the SARS-like virus has already a name and it known as COVID-19.
On 11th February, in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party won the election by securing 62 seats out of 70 at Delhi Legislative Assembly election-2020.
The cocktail of NRC+CAA didn’t go well which ultimately resulted in Delhi riots.
The cause of the riots was hate speech, confrontations, CAA protests, provocations. The riot resulted in the death of 53 people and 200+ injured.
Well, we all know that the royal and golden guest Donald Trump arrived in India on 24 February. The event was addressed as “Namaste Trump”.
I celebrated my birthday without my friends but this time it was special. However, I went for dinner on the date. Meanwhile, my blogs were performing well especially the coronavirus blogs of mine and grabbed the eyeballs of many across the world.
India sealed Chinese borders and ban all flights flying too and from China.
Time flies by, I entered the month of Holi, yes the month of March.
In no time, the virus crossed the borders and spread to the USA, Europe and a few more countries.
India initially successfully managed to rein in Coronavirus spread but all went in vain when on 3rd March, 69 years old Italian spread the virus in Rajasthan.
Most of the MNC’s declared work from home. WHO declared 2019-nCov as a pandemic.
The government was taking all safety measures like temperature check, closed all mass gathering points, religious places, restaurants, pubs and bars, all educational hubs along with tourist places were closed.
India evacuated its citizens from China, Iran, Maldives and other countries.
By 18th of March, 7447 confirmed cases were reported with 239 deaths. Many celebrities and influencers were busy educating people to wear masks and use hand sanitizers. Social media and channels broadcasted educational videos and ads to make people aware of precautions and preventative measures.
Where so much was going through along with the blogs, I was also busy writing my E-novel Nillie and had its own fanbase from India, Egypt, Iran, China and a few more countries. Besides writing I was also giving interviews parallelly and luckily I got selected in multiple companies but I was more excited to clear the round of an MNC which was about to hire me as their marketing manager. They asked me to create an assignment in the final round and submit by 26th March on which my selection will prevail.
I was working day and night, understanding the company, requirements, as the job role was new for me and being experienced in sales the domain was new for me.
On 22nd March, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and called for 21 days complete lockdown.
We were asked to stay at home, only essential items were available. With the announcement, I went to stock ration from the nearby stores and found people were busy in panic shopping.
After returning from the market, I woke up the whole night to prepare the presentation and was about to send at the EOD.
Early morning, I received mail from the HR where she mentioned that as Government has announced locking we are keeping our hiring on hold till the economic condition improves. I was devastated and shocked but somehow I already knew that this might happen. With this, all other companies froze the hiring, and I was jobless and hopeless where I decided to give blogging a try and find other opportunities in my business.
By 25th March, the world was gasping with the shortage of ventilators, noted personalities pledged and donated to the funds. Health infrastructure, of many countries, broke down. Countries like Italy, France, and entire Europe and the United States, lost the battle against the virus. While most of the people in the world we’re in lockdown situation in China started to get normal. People returned back to their businesses and public place resumed. But that didn’t bring much happiness, for international suppliers from China as they lost many contracts, no buyers were ready to purchase their products.
WHO follows the bigger power?
The world raised questions and criticised WHO over handling the pandemic and taking a long time to declare openly about the virus.
The question was if China found that the virus is humanly transmitted then why didn’t they inform the world beforehand?
By now, the world started speculating, assuming and creating stories about the virus. It was clear by now, that China has emerged as the most powerful country in the UN and has means to silence global institutions.
Amaira Khan a 10 months old girl from South Delhi is suffering from COVID-19. Her parents kept running hither and thither to get the infant admitted in a hospital.
As in Delhi, Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire, by far, total registered and confirmed cases in Delhi are 44,688 (as per recent updates). Out of which, 16500 have recovered and 1837 already died.
Amaira Khan, the infant, started showing symptoms of pneumonia a few days back due to which parents admitted her in hospital. Doctors cured her pneumonia in a day but her COVID-19 test came positive after that the hospital released the baby and suggested the parents admit her in a hospital treating covid-19.
The infant was taken from one hospital to another to get a bed but couldn’t arrange one. At last, a hospital in South Delhi named Holy family which runs on the charitable trust as conveyed by the patient’s family got ready to admit the baby with terms and conditions.
They demanded 20,000INR per day for 45 days and the time duration being non-negotiable. The hospital has a condition of the fixed time-period which they conveyed before treating. As the parents objected because they didn’t have this large amount to spend, the hospital refused to admit the baby and was taken back to her home.
Not just Amaira is getting her treatment at home, similarly most of the people from Delhi are self-isolating themselves.
That’s why I used the word ‘registered cases’ because I recently got to know that people in Delhi are taking consultation from local clinics and family doctors, taking the medicines as suggested by them. They are also avoiding COVID-19 test just to avoid society and family from panicking.
This is actually working as people are getting cured with local medicines and homemade treatments. Still I urge everybody to consult doctor, follow protocols and do not be your own doctor.
As one of the patients from Delhi said, the doctor claimed that he had cured even a 80 years old woman.
Common Medications prescribed by doctors to Covid patients.
Doctors are advising to take hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine medicines, vitamins, Calpol, Paracetamol, multivitamins, ORS, salt-water.
These medicines are recommended by family doctors in Delhi.
But it’s not possible to store every kind of drug as the doctors are treating patients depending on case to case basis, as studies show they are using anti-clotting drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs used to treat stroke. Also, you need an expert’s observation which can be done in a hospital.
To boost your immunity, doctors are advising to have amla, turmeric water or milk as well.
Try to take a protein-rich diet, involve curd, turmeric, basil leaves, beans and green vegetables.
Even in one of my blogs, I have shared precautions in details.
This is not the first case in Delhi, similar cases have been reported by far where patients are refused by the hospitals forcing them to self-treating themselves.
I will say, entire India is dealing with the same where some patients are getting cured by home remedies and medicines suggested by family doctors, condition of a few patients are getting worse and when they are hospitalized at phase 3, the patient is already suffering from hyperinflammatory phase.
Hyper inflammatory phase occurs when a hyperactivated immune system has already damaged the liver, kidney, lungs or other organs and body parts. Along with that ‘cytokine storm’ might also occur.
Cytokine storm: In this situation, the patient’s own body starts to act on its own tissues.
In this stage, a patient is kept on ventilator but then there is a lesser chance to get cured. That is why there are fewer recovery chances of ventilated patients.
As per the family doctors, phase 1 and 2 can be cured at home. But then, in some situations, as I have read, phase 2 and 3 are overlapping with each other. The pulmonary phase ( phase 2) the immune system is already highly affected by the virus and a patient can experience respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath, persistent cough and low oxygen levels. Hence, it’s my personal advice to get your tests done and try to admit in a hospital if any patient or family member is experiencing the same symptom.
By far, we don’t have a proper drug to cure COVID-19 patients. Scientists all over the world are trying to invent vaccination and are working day and night to help the world and restore it again.
In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.
Approx 2500 foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat has been blacklisted by Ministry of Home Affairs for ten years. They were staying in India during the lockdown. Also, they were found illegally leaving in mosques.
Enforcement Directorate has filed an FIR for money laundering against Maulana Saad.
While, we all have different beliefs and practices, and we take comfort in religion and its practices, this is not the first time that religion has led to create havoc to humanity, society and the whole world.
Case in point is the irresponsible behaviour of particular sect in muslim community, The Tablighi jammat, which has led to sharp rise in the number of cases in India and has endangered further spread. Not just India, Tablighi congregation has led the spread the various in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan as well. For the first time the city of Raiwind in pakistan is under complete lockdown due to the same.
Recently a video of famous educator and innovator Sonam Wangchuk went viral, calling people for complete boycott of China made products.
It is not just Coronavirus which can spread like a wildfire. In this age of Internet, videos go viral reaching entire nation in matter of single day as well.
Before we dwell more into Sonam’s call for boycott, let me inform you that Chinese business is badly is affected even before the end customers shout out for boycott. I remember in March when the lockdown had just begun, many Chinese friends of mine did share that Indian traders are avoiding them, blaming China for the virus and how it has affected India badly.
Not just India, it has become difficult for China to sell to other countries as well, including cancellation of many contracts. Some of my friends who are small time manufacturers and suppliers are so badly hit that they have to sell their houses just to pay debt for being harassed by loan providers.
But again, as the lockdown 2.0 was called off in India, many distributors have started buying chinese made masks and other hygiene products to be sold in India.
A few months ago, I was shared a WeChat fight where Indian trader was fighting with her Chinese supplier alleging the China to creating this problem and hampering his source of income and hardship. On which, the lady got furious and made racist comments and depicted India as a third world country. Even I did share a similar incident in a blog where a Chinese argued with me claiming the virus didn’t originate in China and how his country is helping the world fight this pandemic.
The problem is not with ordinary Chinese citizens, they are just like us. They don’t even know that the entire picture and say what they are being fed by state controlled media.
All they know that China is in Cold-war with the US and it is the one painting bad picture of China around the world.
As far as I know, given the fact that neither I am a journalist nor a well know columnist. All of my statements are based on what subject matter experts, reliable columnists, scientists, journalists, activists speak or write.
As also mentioned in my previous blog, China is trying to create tension in its neighbourhood be it India, Australia, Vietnam, Philippines to give a double folded message. First it is disturbing those countries who more or less have either sided with the US or will support given the chance. Second, it wants to give clear message to these countries as well as the world about who the Big Brother is, and the consequences you have to bear by going against China.
The Boycott movement did not start via Sonam Wangchuk, as soon as the Modi government came to power, it has always emphasized to go local. Make in India is a direct threat to China, although the effect intensified with the lockdown and the clarion call by Sonam Wangchuk.
This developments did have effects on Chinese products sale in India and many B2B aggregator companies saw delisting of Chinese suppliers from their platform.
Any developing nation’s market will have a significant dependency on cost as a factor. Given the size of India and its massive middle & rural class buyers, we Indians keep buying China made cheap products. Any Indian trader only moves to China because it provides cheap low quality products which has the potential to sell among the taste of Indian consumer. On why we Indian manufacturers are not able to match the same, is a different discussion in itself. This lockdown has dented the sale here as well for China due to boycott.
Question is why China is now instigating India, why when its own hands are full of Coronavirus claims, pre-Cold war phase with US, Hong-Kong fiasco and South China sea issue. There are multiple reasons to it.
First, it is giving India a stern message who’s the Boss and especially after India’s bonhomie with US, given the fact that Mr. Modi did make a statement that WHO needs recasting hinting that it is controlled by China.
Second, it was bound to happen, and one needs to be Geopolitically ignorant to let go of the fact that our Home minister have been making many statements and we have taken many actions. Ladakh was made Union territory and many contested areas like Pangong Tso lake are part of it. Moreover, Mr. shah did make statement that they will do whatever it takes to get back Aksai Chin. The Chinese were listening and were just waiting for the snow to melt and kick into action.
Third, President Xi is today at his weakest as his own strictly controlled people are questioning him at-least on Social media and he is being challenged internally. What’s better than the best way to deviate the topic from his own failure and do a time-tested method of regaining power by inciting nationalism in the population through skirmish with other countries. Recently president Xi, addressed the Chinese army that it should be ready for war as Coronavirus issue is threatening the nations security.
Recently, in a physiological war, a Chinese channel broadcasted a video showing 6 Indian soldiers tied and beaten up followed by racist comments. A same reciprocal video is being circulated in India where Chinese soldiers were being tied & beaten up. A lot of Pakistani’s did not lose the chance to bank on this and made fun with memes.
Today however, I am not discussing the cold war but the “wallet war” and “Chinese boycott”. Not going deep dive, let’s try to find out the answers to few questions:
Is it practically possible to completely boycott Chinese products where we just don’t have local manufacturing?
Even though a final product might not be assembled in China, the parts are made in China itself. How to deal with these products. That’s the exact reason India backed out to RCEP.
While we want to be vocal about local, we can’t simply ignore the fact which shows the majority of these products in our homes are some or other way linked to China.
How ready are we even after many years of Make in India initiatives?
While a lot of people are rallying and supporting the cause, a new app has been launched which scans and removes all the Chinese apps that one is using. In no time, millions of people downloaded the app with enviable rating of 4.8. It’s hashtag started trending in twitter and I will share some reviews I found over there.
This is how twitter is reacting.
Many celebrities have joined the rally on banning Chinese apps like Milind Suman, Arshad Warsi and even some TikTok stars as well.
The main agenda and motive here is to make the real Dragons the citizens of China to wake up and question their suppressive reign.
It is not just the fault of China by inventing and launching a social media app. Two yrs. ago, when I got introduced to this app, even I made lip-syncing video but later felt that it is not suitable for me. I even tried launching my English classes videos as suggested by a Chinese friend but it didn’t encourage and motivate me as the blogging did.
Chinese use TikTok for their business a have become a huge platform over commercial purposes. On the flip side in India, we saw disturbing videos encouraging acid attacks, rape, animal violence, religious fanatism and many such acts. Recently the founder of TikTok ‘Zhang Yiming’ said in an interview that he made the app for “jobless and unstable people” but he didn’t knew that India had so many. It is not just jobless, even employed, students, stable people mostly use this to showcase their talent limited to dance and drama. At the end, we are all “papa ki pari”.
This blog has become too long to continue with more discussions. Allow me, to resume in the next chapter because we have too much to discuss a boycott of Chinese products, China-India LAC issue. Upcoming Cold war and World War-3.