Thackeray brothers are a riot, and it’s not funny
i is paying the price. This is one score that’s just not getting settled and this latest episode of sibling rivalry threatens to reopen old wounds that this city has worked hard to heal over the years. What’s appalling is the ease with which the duo has invented a cause and is holding the city to ransom, brazenly flirting with danger.
After the violent acts at Azad Maidan on August 11, the city police not only did a good job of containing the riots within hours, it took preventive measures to nip the situation in the bud and ensure that it did not blow up the next day. Police commissioner Arup Patnaik came out on the streets, led his forces from the front, booked the wrongdoers and brought the culprits to book, all the while ensuring that the city remained peaceful. Far from patting the back of the top cop for an exemplary job, the two Thackeray brothers stayed holed up in their dens for more than a week, looking for an opportunity to capitalise on the Azad Maidan incident. Peace suits the likes of Anna Hazare; for the tigers and their cubs in the cadre, nothing’s as galvanising as a round of riots. Even the two victims of the violence were Muslims, offering no scope to give a communal slant to the deaths.
So after much thinking, both the siblings came up with the same half-baked justification for a round of jingoism. The older cousin came out to pay homage to the restored Martyrs’ Memorial near Azad Maidan and demanded the heads of Patnaik and home minister Patil for not safeguarding the respect of the city’s policemen. Thankfully, there was neither any mention of a non-Maharashtrian leading the largely Maharashtrian police force nor of the largely-Hindu police force bearing the brunt of violence by Muslim agitators. And then later in the day, the younger cousin, while announcing his rally to protest the government and police’s failure, made it a point to mention that the politically-controlled police was soft on the Muslim rioters, unlike the hard stance it adopts against his Hindu boys who protest for ‘just’ causes.
What’s worse than the blatant provocation by the leaders of Mumbai’s two mainstream parties is the effect it has on their thousands of charged followers. The MNS rally may be a show of strength, another effort to woo the Hindu-Marathi constituency, but the manner of its doing is threatening; the consequences would be far-reaching. Communal riots have done enough damage to the fabric of this city in the past, and the two cousins would do well to restrict their games of one-upmanship to spheres less dangerous – and probably more rewarding. It’s one thing to quell the mischief of faceless miscreants at Azad Maidan and another to contain the menace inflicted by purported guardians – and rulers — of the city. This is one challenge Arup Patnaik can do without!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray
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