“Their main assignments were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of the opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties (especially the Rotfrontkämpferbund) and intimidating Slavic and Romani citizens, unionists and Jews”
<< though not an exact comparison ,its function is roughly analogous to RSS & the assorted Hinduvata groups
“SS members generally came from the middle class, while the SA had its base among the unemployed and working class. Politically speaking, the SA were more radical than the SS, with its leaders arguing the Nazi revolution had not ended when Hitler achieved power”
<<< Similarly the Middle class & the corporate class is backing Modi in expectations of robust economic growth, whereas the RSS sees Modi only as a step (albeit an important one) in its larger Hinduvata project.
“Hitler’s appointment as chancellor, followed by the suppression of all political parties except the Nazis, did not end the violence of the stormtroopers. Deprived of Communist party meetings to disrupt, the stormtroopers would sometimes run riot in the streets after a night of drinking. They would attack passers-by, and then attack the police who were called to stop them. Complaints of “overbearing and loutish” behaviour by stormtroopers became common by the middle of 1933. The Foreign Office even complained of instances where brownshirts manhandled foreign diplomats. The stormtroopers’ behaviour disturbed the German middle classes and other conservative elements in society, such as the army.”
<<< If the incidents in Mangalore BJP’s own little Hinduvata laboratory on India’s south western coast are any indication of things to come , emboldened Hinduvata groups in India’s urban areas may intensify their moral policing, targeting restaurants and Pubs ( albeit for entirely different reasons of Hitler’s brown shirts) would be a embarrassment for Modi , especially his corporate backers and his yuppie electoral base.
In a recent article, a JNU professor argues http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/because-modi-doesnt-travel-light/
“However, those who advocate Modi do not realise that the problem is not so much the man himself, but his party, the BJP, and the ideological and social baggage he will bring with him as PM. Modi has signalled that he would moderate his Hindutva stand and concentrate on economic policy and improved governance as in Gujarat. Much of his campaign has been along these lines. But Modi’s appointment would immediately encourage the RSS and a host of extreme rightwing fringe organisations belonging to the Sangh Parivar, such as the VHP and Bajrang Dal among others, who would be more difficult to control than in the past.”
<<< This argument totally ignores Modi’s stellar history in clipping the wings of VHP, RSS elements and keeping them in check in his home turf of Gujarat . But even if Modi manages to become the PM , besides the hindi belt , BJP wouldn’t be able to secure the control of most state governments in South or the North East . So militant Hinduvata groups can be expected to act under an entirely different set of rules in non-BJP states. Hitler cultivated SS and made it split from the ‘brown shirts’ , the organisation of which originally it was merely a branch and transformed it in to his personal enforcement arm fanatically loyal to his personality cult , similarly Modi could transform a group like Bajrang Dal in to his personal enforcement militia loyal only to him and use them to bring Hinduvata elements that stray from his control
According to the UN, approximately 800,000 people have been displaced , and the current official death told stands at 2357 with fears that it could reach up to 10,000. The city of Tacloban has been particularly badly hit and deadly riots have broken out over meager aid supplies.
In response US has mobilized its 7th fleet and a carrier task force ‘George Washington Strike Group’ has arrived with an escort of seven ships at the coast of Philippines and several black hawks & V-22 ospreys have been pressed in to service operating from these platforms and have been assisting a marine expeditionary brigade that has been already deployed in the affected regions. A US Navy spokesperson says they have about 80 aircraft on board that could participate in search, surveillance and distribution missions. Even Israel, a faraway middle eastern power managed to deliver several tonnes of emergency supplies and according to a IDF spokesperson is sending two Boeing 747’s with 234 Israeli doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as equipment to set up a state-of-the-art mobile hospital.
Mean while India which prides itself as a Super Power in waiting was no where to be see in
the relief effort and its efforts were merely limited to offers of condolences from prime
minister Manmohan Singh. India’s newly acquired aerial assets like the C-17,C-130 and old
Russian workhorses like IL-76 & Anatonovs could have come handy for speedy aid delivery.
India’s naval base in the Andaman Islands also significantly eases logistical challenges
if it was to send a Naval Task to Phillipines. This could have also come as a vital
experience for India’s National Disaster Response Force. During the 2004 Indonesian Tsunami
India was part of of a quadrilateral coalition with Navies of United States, Australia and Japan
,but that was under the auspices of US navy and this time it demonstrated a failure to take
and independent initiative on its own, what would have been a opportunity to form a vital
relationship with a strategically important Pacific nation.
Andhra journalist Venkateswar Rao came up with this brilliant solution to end the Telangana impasse, which Hans India thought fit to publish in its editorial column. The idea is essentially that Secunderbad should go to Tealangana & Hyderabad to the Seemandhra state & viola ! everyone lives happily ever after, makes me think Nobel collegium should consider introducing a category for cartography ,the idea basically requires lot of creative talent & loads of MS paint skills something Krishna committee was seriously lacking. So i thought my 11 year old ADHD cousin would be a prefect fit to become the Radcliffe of Andhra Pradesh & with the MS paint skills to go with it.
His masterpiece :
Notice the contradictory and divergent accounts of the Hindu quoting ,a sub inspector of police & that of Bangalore Mirror quoting the deputy superintendent of police,
deputy superintendent of police :
- Drunk “miscreants” on street waylaid a passing victim.
- The victim was doused with liquor and set on fire.
- Took the statement from the victim.
Sub Inspector :
- Bike borne assailants attack the victim.
- Victim doused with Petrol.
- Police have yet to take a statement from the victim.
According to the parents of the victim , he had minor altercation with students belonging to Anantapur, Rayala Seema the previous day over the Telangana issue & he frequently complained about harassment he had to face from a set of students belonging to the Seemandhra region. The students have apparently split in two opposing camps on regional basis. Telugu media from the both regions sought to underplay the incident, for different reasons, the telangana media because it feared any retaliatory violence against settlers in Telangana at this stage could potentially derail the telangana process & Seemandhra media because it has a inherent bias against telangana and loathes to represent telangana people as victims, as it doesn’t fit in its ‘telugu unity’ ,’telugu pride’ narrative.
The website of ‘Namaste Telangana’ a leading daily in AP , erroneously carried a report that the victim had succumbed to his injuries & the social media was abuzz with telangana netizens quoting the news & expressing their outrage & condolences. The victim was reportedly studious and tried to stay clear of politics, he was returning to his residence from a library when the attack took place.
The victim’s name is Kameshwar Sai Prasad , age 22, wish him a speedy recovery.
“An image that claims to show the region lit for Diwali has been circulating on social media websites and the Internet in recent years. In fact, it does not show what it claims. That image, based on data from the Operational Linescan System flown on U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites, is a color-composite created in 2003 by NOAA scientist Chris Elvidge to highlight population growth over time. In that image, white areas show city lights that were visible prior to 1992, while blue, green, and red shades indicate city lights that became visible in 1992, 1998, and 2003 respectively”——- earthobservatory.nasa.com
So If Hyderabad was developed under Chandrababu’s tenure , we should have seen lot of Green & Red, instead all we see in & around hyderabad is plain white, indicating that development took place prior to 1992, thus refuting the claims of Babu & his followers. And Notice the green shades in Rayalaseema
Temporal DMSP–OLS night-time satellite data showing urbanization patterns in different cities of India (1992–2009): (i)–(iii), Mega cities; (iv)–(vii), Incipient mega-cities.
If you observe the rate of growth of Hyderabad it’ doesn’t stand out in any way compared to the other cities, in fact Hyderabad is said to be the 5 th largest G.D.P producer under the rule of Nizam, i.e until 1956, (the year of formation of Andhra Pradesh). So it actually fell 2 places under the rule of Seemandhra political class.