Mayengbam Ranjit Luwang is a professional Archtect from North East India who is based in Delhi, worked abroad, came back and then wants to work in his state Manipur. He has posted a reaction to an article Sharmila’s fast has been ignored because AFSPA affects only a part of the country? THINK AGAIN!!!! by Bimol Akoijam, associate professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. With his permission, we thought we would publish the note here :
Nice to read such a nice and insightful article. If we are to understand the reason behind centre’s instrument to repress and supress the People of NE like APSFA, RAP and PAP, it lies in the following areas:
1. Geo-polictical Issues
NE is geo-politically important for Indian Foreign Policy as the NE people are mongoloid and have relevance with the ASEAN and Far East Countries.So when a issues in this countries are to be communicated, the Indian govt. will always use the people of NE. The majority Dravidian and Aryans of India will always want to dictate to the NE people and would want to have complete control on what the NE people think and do.
2. Left-over of the 1962 Sino-Indian war
Indian military psyche got scarred after the said war. The reason of the war need to be understood with the Indian’s racist mindset against the mongoloid of ASEAN and FAR EAST, looking at them from the prism of Nepali bhotes and the Nagas of NE. Its especially pertinent to remember how Nehru suffered a diplomatic fiasco in 1953 when the Nagas work out of a seminar, before the visiting Burmese PM, Indira Gandhi, Nehru and others.
After the war, just as Chinese took side of the Nagas and the ASEAN people, Indian military think-tank tends to think of the NE mongoloids as Chinese. When they need to settle some political or score some point over the Chinese, they will find a mongoloid from NE, make him a copy of Chinese and beat him like a scapegoat.
3. NE mongoloids are minority and divided and do not have forceful or influencable political clout at the centre. By themselves, the NE mongoloid with some meager 25 MPS can never assert itself politically.
4. Indian army is having crucial military exercise at the cost of the helpless mongoloid people. We can remember the opinion of a US diplomat released in Wikileaks that NE looks like an OCCUPIED territory. Probably NE is a OCCUPIED COLONY of India. I have heard Indian explaining that NE people are 2nd class citizens!