BHARATIYA JANATA YUVA MORCHA
National Executive Meeting
18th February 2011 – New Delhi
The nation is today facing enormous challenges on all the fronts. While there are daily reports of corruption, scam and loot of public money, the national security remains neglected emboldening the anti-national forces throughout the country. The unity and integrity of the nation is at great risk under the current Congress led UPA dispensation at the centre. The youth in the country are not only facing the challenges posed by the anti-national forces, the challenge of employment, joblessness and current state of economy too is staring at its face as never before.
The situation of Kashmir is a challenge for the nationalist youth of the country. While the separatists backed by Pakistan are openly indulging themselves in anti-India activities, the National Conference government in the State and Congress led UPA government at the Centre are seen hand in glove in acceding to their demands. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Obdullah has questioned the accession of the State to the Union of India. The interlocutors appointed by the Congress led UPA government are speaking the language of the separatists and appear to be pursuing some dubious agenda. When JKLF separatist leader Yasin Malik openly issued threats to BJYM Rashtriya Ekta Yatra, the chief minister of the State Omar Obdullah wanted the Yatra to stop. He openly took a stand opposing the Yatra while trying to appease the separatists by endorsing their stand. Just a few days back, another political party in the Valley, PDP, has come out with a distorted map of Jammu and Kashmir showing it parts divided between China and Pakistan. An agenda as part of a political conspiracy is being pursued surreptitiously in Jammu and Kashmir posing dangers for the unity and integrity of the country.
In view of the scenario above Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha organized the Rashtriya Ekta Yatra which received overwhelming response from the nationalist youth. The Yatra which started from Kolkata on 12 January 2011 covered more than 3,037 kms passing through twelve states generating hope and confidence among the people. The Yatra started from the Karmasthali of Swami Vivekanand, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee and marched towards the Balidansthali of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee. As the Yatra progressed with the national flag handed over to the BJYM National President Shri Anurag Thakur by BJP National President Shri Nitin Gadkari it started getting spontaneous support from all section of people. A large gathering of people participated in the Yatra extending tremendous support everywhere it passed through. People came out in large numbers raising slogans like Lal Chowk Jayenge, Tiranga Fehrayenge, Bharat Mata ki Jai, Vande Mataram and Jahan hue Balidan Mookerjee, Wo Kashmir Hamara hai, and, Kashmir ho ya Guwahati, Apna desh apni mati. It created a new nationalistic fervour in the country inspiring the youth to come out in defense of unity and integrity of the country and generated a debate on Kashmir.
While the Yatra received massive support from the people, the government both at Centre and State responded negatively threatening the use of force and coercion. It was very distressing to see the Prime Minister opposing the Yatra yielding to the demands of separatists like Yasin Malik. The Home Minister too was seen dancing to the tunes of separatists. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister who was hell bent on stopping the Yatra right from the day one used his coercive powers most brazenly. In a most undemocratic manner, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Sh. Anant Kumar (MP), National Gen. Sec., BJP were detained at the Srinagar airport and forcibly moved out of the State borders showing scant regards for the constitutional office they hold.
Thousands of youths who had gathered at Pathankot to participate in the Yatra were not allowed to march ahead and were arrested on the borders of Jammu and Kashmir. The Rashtriya Ekta Yatra which was marching ahead peacefully was forcibly stopped. The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Sh. Anant Kumar (MP) National Gen. Sec. BJP, Sh. Shanta Kumar, National Vice-President, BJP and BJYM National President Shri Anurag Thakur were arrested along with thousands of nationalist youth and BJYM activists and detained on crossing the borders of the State. It was one of the most brazen assaults on the democratic rights of the people. It was an attack on the inalienable right of a citizen to hoist the national flag anywhere in the country. However the nationalist youth of this country could not be stopped. The BJYM karykartas went ahead and hoisted the tricolour in Srinagar on 26 January 2011. The resolve was fulfilled. The Omar Obdullah government responded with brutal attacks on these brave sons of Maa Bharati and assaulted them physically for hoisting the Tiranga. They were severely tortured and beaten up in police custody and humiliated for performing their national duty. BJYM has already taken up the matter before the National Human Rights Commission and plans to launch a nationwide campaign on the issue.
The current state of economy is also distressing. While the farmers continue to commit suicides, prices are rising unabated and employment opportunities are getting limited. The youth in the country stand neglected and facing unemployment and underemployment on a massive scale. There is no attempt from the side of the government to redress the problems of the youth. It is only busy defending and patronize the corrupts. The BJYM resolves to conduct a nationwide campaign to create massive awareness among the youth and to prepare the youth for the battle ahead.
The country has been witness a number of scams, cases of corruption, loot and pilferage of public money under the Congress led UPA rule. The news of one scam is followed by another yet there is no effective measure taken by the government to nail the culprits. CWG loot, Adarsh society scam, 2G spectrum scam and S-Band sale scam are some of the major scams shaking the faith of the people in the entire system. While the country was robbed of Rs. 1.76 lakh crores in 2G spectrum scam, in the S-Band sale scam around loss of Rs. 2 lakh crores is estimated. A former union minister has been arrested, an FIR has been lodged against a former Chief Minister, the Prime Minister prefers to maintain studied silence while his ministers indulge in defending the culprits. The person holding the post of CVC is himself charge sheeted in a scam. The Supreme Court has to intervened and record its strong observations directly and indirectly indicting the government on several occasions. But the government continues to defend and patronize corrupts and tainted. The situation is very grim. The BJYM resolves to fight against the regime of corruption and scam. The BJYM resolves to launch a nationwide movement against corruption calling upon the youths to unite and fight against the Congress led UPA rule.
Bharat Mata ki Jai! Vande Mataram!!