Sunday, May 11, 2008

Let a thousand "Alok Raj"s bloom

Panchayat polls are going on in Nandigram, located in south western West Bengal, a state which has been ruled for the last thirty years by a "democratically elected" communist party. Hooligans of political parties are having a field day terrorizing the local people and making them vote for their respective parties. Local police here is an extension of the ruling communist party. Luckily, however, we have the Central Reserve Police Force personnel trying their best to ensure law and order. The CRPF officers' promotion and transfer are not in the hands of the ruling political party and they do not care to appease the local political goons by looking away.

From this conversation between Alok Raj, Deputy Inspector General of the CRPF who is on duty at Nandigram, and Laxman Seth, local communist goon who is also an "elected" Member of the Parliament of India, we understand why India needs more officers like Alok Raj:

More about the incident here. CRPF has pledged that they will ensure fearless voting. Meanwhile Nandigram's police officer-in-charge has claimed he was "beaten up" by the CRPF. Probably the "officer" was spreading fear.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

WTF question of the day

Should libertarians preach?