What makes a Sainik tick
Whenever things get a bit dull in the country, we can always rely on the Balasaheb Thackeray to stir things up. If he is not expressing his views on ‘outsiders’ in Mumbai, he will go the tried and tested route of taking on the Muslim community. So it has come to pass that on a grey rainy day, he has urged the formation of Hindu fidayeen — suicide squads — to tackle the ‘Muslim bomb’. Knowing Mr Thackeray to be a man who leads from the front, we are confident that he will not stop at mere words as is the wont of many politicians.
Given that his vast organisation, the Shiv Sena, has among its ranks numerous out-of-work young men, it is now upto him to mobilise them to form these squads. Now, with what will the old dear tempt someone to blow themselves up in the greater cause of Hindutva? Certainly not decadent wine and women in a five-star paradise. The valour of the Shiv Sainiks is clear from their mob attacks on such incredibly threatening places as shops selling Valentine’s Day cards and dangerous elements like cooing couples. So this time round, the call to attack is against the ‘terrifying’ forces of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
But why stop at Mumbai? The right-wingers have long advocated ‘hot pursuit’ into neighbouring territories. So we recommend that the valiant Sainiks, with Balasaheb’s name on their lips, carry on from Wagah and confront the jehadis in their territory.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- To meet Shah’s target of winning more than 200 of Bengal’s 294 assembly seats in 2021, the BJP has put together its biggest election machinery in the eastern state.
- More than 12,000 doses of the vaccine have reached Ladakh of which around 4,000 have been earmarked for armed forces personnel to protect them from Covid-19, the officials said speaking on condition of anonymity.
- MPW workers demand promotion and cadre-restructuring.
- Choudhury's comments came after the TMC had on Wednesday said the Congress and the Left should support Banerjee in her fight against the BJP, a suggestion rejected by the two parties.
- In view of high active caseload the state had sought more vials in the first stage but it was told that in the second stage more vials will be given. Once lauded for its Covid-19 management, now Kerala is the virus hotspot of the country.
- The two countries will also work together in the field of telecom security, submarine optical fibre cable system to islands of India.
- Nepal is looking to India to provide vaccines as grant assistance for the first phase of its vaccination programme, which requires 12 million doses to cover 20% of its population. Nepal also plans to buy millions of doses from foreign suppliers, including SII and Bharat Biotech.
- Chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami will participate in the vaccination drive tomorrow in Madurai where a sanitary worker of a hospital is expected to receive the first shot.
- The Bihar chief minister reassured that the state’s law and order situation is stable and promised a speedy trial.