Violence Always Steering into atavism and doom
The north East Region of India has remained devastated because of a multitude of strifes and troubles especially during the past half a century. Of all the places in this trouble-shattered region, Manipur seems to be the only state weighed down most heavily with numerous complex problems. The loads of troubles and problems are so heavy that the poor state can’t even kneel up and move forward to advancement and progress. While the state of affairs in Manipur is such, the fate of its people is worse. In fact, some “superior beings” whether in uniform or camouflage brandishing various lethal weapons with their muzzles turned towards the heads or chest of the people are always hovering around. Death or injury always hangs over the fate of every man, women and child, especially young men. When death would come and in what form, nobody knows, but it comes to anyone, any time and any where. Death, in the olden days, used to be natural, but not any more in Manipur. Now-a-days, it is so unnatural, so arbitrary and so frequent. Not a single day passes without killing of at least one or two persons or more by the combined security forces or the police commandos alone or unknown persons. What are the reasons that compel the killers to kill a human being so easily as though they are killing a cock or a duck, only the killers know. Sometimes, the public get to know of the motives behind certain killings/murders– and most of the time, they turn out to be petty matters. Anyway, all killing/murders are senseless, illogical and irrational. For extraordinary circumstances, there should be extraordinary reasons which all logic and arguments can not surpass. But if every individual or group decides to liquidate physicaly any person for a difference in thinking or action, all the human beings will have to remain occupied in killing each other, and the only objective in life and profession of a person will be killing others. Is that what human beings are born for? Don’t the human beings have any other aim to pursue in life? By continuous killings, where will our society head for? Will the killing of persons for a few thousand of rupees or a difference in opinion bring about peace and prosperity to this state? Why do people have to kill people in the first place anyway?
It is high time every person enjoying the privilege of wielding a gun by virtue of being employed in the security service of the state and country or being revolutionaries taking part in the liberation movement of the state took a look afresh at human life and its values. A human life is not a toy that can be manufactured by an industry. It is not an object made to be trampled and torn into tatters. Human life is invaluable. It can not be measured in terms of money or ex gratia. Every human should respect every other human. For a wrong done by a human out of ignorance or negligence or even knowingly, there are always socially acceptable ways to make him/her regret for it without necessarily having to torture, harass or physically execute the so called wrong doer. Even for differences in faith, beliefs, ideologies, etc there are ways such as discourse, negotiations, etc to thrash out the differences in harmless manner. The instances of killings and violence committed by armed forces and militants alike in Manipur have reached the point of intolerability. The time has come for every armed section to put an end to all these gory activities and realise that such violence will never do any good to the people and the land, rather it will steer all of us into atavism and doom.