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Arundati Roy is showing sympathy towards the Maoists. Why not the government appoints her as their envoy to talk to them and arrive at a feasible solution? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 03 Apr '10 02:40 pm
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Now it is a fancy to represent such movements to hog lime light. Ms Arundati Roy when confronted with pertinent questions abruptly ended the interview unable to answer. All armed movements, even if the cause is just failed to give solutions. We have witnessed LTTE movement, Khalistan movement etc etc failed to achieve results. It reminds me of a story liked by Mahatma Gandhi, " The grass eaters once resolved to fight flesh eating animals and with unity succeeded doing so. After some time they have elected the big animals like Elephant and rhino as their rulers. And becoming rulers they became lazy and in the course of time in them grow sharp nails and teeth and they gradually became lions and tigers" The moral being such armed outfits can only became terrorist groups and nothing more. And people like Ms Arundati are more exhibitionists than humanists.
Answered by Josna, 03 Apr '10 09:10 pm

 
  
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People like Arundhati Roy have long supported so called peoples rights movements and anti capitalist movements. However they are hypocrites to say the least. They have lived all their lives in the urban capitalist world centres and made their name and fame in the capitalistic economy. They preach something but have practised totally the opposite. They need to be made accountable for giving publicity and propogating the violent and at times inhuman Maoists movements. Maybe she can act as an interlocutor and get the Maoists to spell their nutcracking no brainer of demands
Answered by Saj Sierra, 03 Apr '10 02:50 pm

 
  
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I had touched upon this topic in an earlier answer, but thisquestion allows me an opportunity. Arundhati Roy is an extremist. The only difference between her and the religious zealots shoutung for blood , is that Arundhati Roy is very good in her use of the English nanguage. I have seen few interviews of hers, also read transcripts. She is totally anti- India .

This is what she has to say on 26/11 (terror attacks in mumbai)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arundhati-roy/9-is-not-11_b_15063 7.html

Those who care to read the above article, which has been written by Arundhati Roy herself, will realise that she is implicitly justifying the terror attacks She also tries to put ideas into peoples mind, that the Indian govt planned this. She also says that it is possible that the terrorists were not Pakistani, but Kashmiri youths, who were disgruntled by Indian security forces.

I have an aversion for all kinds of fundamentalists, because they refuse to see reason. Arundhati Roy, a ...more
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 04 Apr '10 05:19 am

 
  
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There are 2 aspects which need to be looked at independently .
One is Arundhatis general sense of revulsion against the oppressive social order which has stirred her sensitive soul. Let us appreciate this aspect in an age when crass materialism & pursuit of consumerist goals have become the order of the day. At the same time, we can question her politics which finds nothing wrong in senseless violence indulged in by forces which have otherwise taken up cudgels for the oppressed however misguided & misplaced it might be. It is her lack of politcial awareness which needs to be questioned. Violence has historically been justified by Marxists only when democratic avenues have exhausted at the inflexion point where bourgeois democracy is thrown to the winds. Even at that stage killing of individuals in Che Guevara, Al Qaida, Charu Majumdar style amounts to romantic Anarchism & Terrorism not Revolution!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 04 Apr '10 02:54 pm

 
  
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Who are taking money to swiss bank ,politicains or arundhati ?
Who are killing innocents in communal riots ,politicans or arundhati?
Who are responsible for expolitation and povery leading to violence ,politicans or arundhati ?
who responsible for kashmir problem ,politcians or arundhati ?
AAPKO ANSWER EASILY MIL JAYEGA ,JIYADA DIMAG KE ZAROORAT NAHI
Answered by SHERKHAN, 03 Apr '10 03:05 pm

 
  
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Yes but she needs support of some more to meet them with out fear and propagate peace with maoists
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 03 Apr '10 03:00 pm

 
  
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Few years back she has shown sympathy for J &K seperaterist actually she is confused fellow sometimes she says is bengali and sometime she says she is mallu
Answered by true indian, 07 Apr '10 11:59 am

 
  
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She will refuse the offer.
Arundati Roy now considers herself as an Individual country/Republic, not linked to India or any other country.So, she will speak to the Maoists on her terms and not the country's terms.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 04 Apr '10 03:08 pm

 
  
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Nothing wrong in having sympathy and guiding them rightly!
Answered by Ramsingh Sachan, 03 Apr '10 06:23 pm

 
  
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SIr, the main problem with dealing w/ Maoists from GOI perspective is the fact that they are not here asking for a Maoistan or a REdistani REpublic. They want to live on in India, except they want the economic model and thinking of the country changed to be masses friendly. The Maoists are technically demanding a GINI target of .30 and a GDP growth of 4 percent. What we have in present is a GINI target of .40s but a GDP growth of 12 percent.

The MAoist's suggestion entails we have to re-do our economics and this would give corporate chiefs a heart attack., so nobody is talking to MAoists I am afraid. It is going to be a battle of wills. The Maoists will either fade into oblivion or become our next leaders. That is their fate.

When a group asks for a separate homeland....u can talk to them. When agroup asks u to address an issue, doing which will antagonize the ruling elite- u cannot solve that problem at all. And it boils down to a show of willpower.

LEt's say I am a KAshmi ...more
Answered by A Moin, 03 Apr '10 02:54 pm

 
  
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