The making of a big, bitter and never ending civil warI can dare say, as a Tamilian, that we are the most emotional souls on earth. We welcome anyone with open hands, and help them settle down. If you go through any history of any accident, or how people help others in times of need, like the 2015 floods, you may possibly not find any parallel anywhere in the world.
Trouble is, when it comes to deeply emotional themes, this outpouring of emotions knows no limits. Hundreds of new leaders and their outfits emerge, but they converge on one important goal -- the present goal of fighting till the end.
It happened during the Jallikattu protest. No PETA can ever stop it. If it is banned, people will still conduct it. Even the Indian Army cannot stop it.
Ditto for the Sterlite issue. The killing of 14 people, and calling people as guided by "anti-social elements" is absolutely ridiculous. The emotional overtones cannot be missed.
Even if the company goes to the Supreme Court, people of Tamil Nadu, and the Government itself, will argue that the plant can never be operated. If Modi has to salvage some pride, he would better fall in line. Otherwise, a bitter, even bloody civil war is on....
The issues have now come out wide into the open. The health related issues will be presented in Supreme Court. The company has to shut down. No amount of bribing of any party or politician can ever do anything now.
Is this an anti-climax, but the civil war is likely to happen. If some ten lakh people gather in one place, how many people can you shoot? What about international ramifications?
The game has just begun.