Maoists left jungle ending their decade long war and entered the capital. The leaders will be in the government soon, but the foundation for their biggest failure is on the making. The people, who had hoped something from them, have slowly losing the faith. And, they should blame themselves for it.
The major reasons why the normal people are unhappy with them include their politics of terror. Somehow most of the leaders and cadres, who enjoyed the domination based on guns they had in their hands, are not ready to stand in line with the normal people.
They believe they are special (which they are not) and they should be treated in that way. Be it the beating of a driver because he asked for the fare or threatening of people here and there is not going to make them good despite their efforts to gain the public support through various interesting programs (like helping the traffic, and cleaning an area).
For sure, the asking for donation hasnâ€™t stopped. The cadre who will come to ask for donation would leave no words to make sure that the owner (of house or hotel or school or business) understands they can suffer if they deny.
The brutal beating of an hotelier is causing much uproar in the capital. It was brutal and condemnable activity. If the Maoists want to join the mainstream politics then they should make everyone understand that there is law in the country that everyone should follow. No political party can make their own law to impose the people.
The Maoists are still relying on the power of the bullets which can help them to beat up people, get donations, and terrorize people but for sure thatâ€™s not going to give them the peopleâ€™s faith which they will direly miss once they are in the mainstream politics.
And, secondly, people had started believing that Maoists are not as serious about the social changes or the revolution that they had promised as they are for the positions. After all, it looked like the Maoists want to fight for â€˜chairsâ€™ not for the people.
The Politics of Protest
Who cares the citizens?
When there were closures and bandas, it was the industrialists that spoke most against it. They didnâ€™t even hesitate to give our figures of what the country would lose due to a day closure. They were most vocal critics of the bandas requesting others to find the alternative ways of protest.
And when their turn comes for protest, the first thing they announced for their protest program was the indefinite closure. Easy to preach but hard to follow!
Thatâ€™s probably because no body cares about the citizens. Take for example the decision by Internet Service Providers to close down internet for two hours, an hour in the morning and another in the evening. What they gained by that? And arenâ€™t they violating the consumersâ€™ rights by that? They need to provide 24-hour internet if they sell the scheme saying that unless there is circumstances beyond their control.
Letâ€™s condemn the Maoistsâ€™ brutality!
Letâ€™s condemn the closures!
Letâ€™s condemn the closing down of internet!