Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mullaperiyar issue needs urgent intervention

Pic courtesy:Mathrubhumi

So from Santhosh Pandit we leap to DAM 999 and subsequently, the Mullaperiyar dam issue. I never knew that we had three and a half crore dam experts in Kerala. Even some actors have paused their acting and have become “damologists” and seismologists.  I saw few impudent puerile minded urchins in few social media networks, who claim to be grown ups, were yelling and groaning at the ordinary Tamil workers and puking racist verbal diarrhea against them! What right do they have to call themselves an Indian! I saw few common men of the “state with highest literacy” posting phrases like-“otherwise also I hate ‘Pandis’. Pandi is a derogatory termed used for Tamil by few stolid people in Kerala (not everyone). Literacy …tptu… what’s the use of literacy if you can’t recognize and consider human beings as human beings? All their venom pouring against Pandit all these days is now re-directed to the Tamilians! 

A disaster of a big magnitude is foreseen by different studies. Although some of them are hypothetical, a quick consensus should be arrived between Kerala and Tamilnadu in settling this burning issue. The core of the matter should be safety for Kerala and water to Tamilnadu(As Oommen Chandy puts in). The politicians from both sides (especially the Dravida Parties) should not allow sensationalism and in turn hatred to take upper hand in the issue. There are almost 15-25 lacs Malayalees living in major cities of Tamilnadu and a good no. of Tamils living in Kerala. Nothing should happen that would jeopardize their existence.  All the people who spread hatred in social media in connection with Mulaperiyar issue should stop it and should behave with common sense. The Prime Minister, I hope, will intervene and find an amicable solution to this issue that is acceptable to both the parties! 

And finally, a word about DAM 999. One of the film critics who watched this movie said that this isn’t even a main stream movie and it needs all the commotion around to attract the audience. Claim of “Hollywoodness” of the movie is just bogus. All the articles published in newspapers and magazines on this movie before the release seem to be highly propagandized ones.  It seems to be yet another lame movie that would attract people as in the case of “Krishnanum Radhayum” just for everything except quality.

Note: The words Damologists and Hollywoodness used in the above piece are inventions of expediency and cannot find those in any of your dictionaries.


Arun Kumar said...

While taking any decision, no part of our country should be adversely affected – whether TN or Kerala. In case the water flow is TN’s issue, the end result of any decision must be such that TN gets whatever water/other resources currently it gets – not even a drop less than what it gets now, while simultaneously protecting the interests of Kerala. We must remember that these states are only part of our great India and not independent states.
Just for the sake of vote bank and their vested interests, politicians involve in unwarranted public comments on the issue, inciting people and creating hatred amongst the people of India. This is not a welcome move. What I feel is that we must work together to create better living conditions in our country rather than wasting our life and time in destabilizing it.

Jayan said...

this is perfect, you did'nt touch the technical aspect coz as you say there are 25 lac experts out there. Sensible and right to the point.

Anonymous said...

this only reminds us that todays coercive decisions are seeds for tommmorows controversy. today kerala should honor the agreements for water use and risk to keralas populace should be considered by tn.If the old dam is at risk , then, a new dam fully funded by TN and continued usage of water by TN is the only answer

Anonymous said...

High time that you wrote one sequel to the mullaperiyar dam scare

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