“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. If we want the Arms Act to be repealed, if we want to learn the use of arms, here is a golden opportunity. If the middle classes render voluntary help to Government in the hour of its trial, distrust will disappear, and the ban on possessing arms will be withdrawn.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

Manipur, India, experienced an escalation in their decades old “culture war” last May when over 50 Christian villages were burnt to the ground along with almost 500 churches, resulting in hundreds of deaths, 60-thousand displaced into refugee camps, and an estimated 4000 women being raped.

In the past 72-hours a video surfaced of two naked women being paraded and molested by a mob which was walking them to a field to be gang raped. One of the victim’s father and brother were both murdered trying to protect her. Why it took two months to make the rounds was due to the Indian government switching internet services off in the region.

Thursday, due to world-wide outrage, the Indian Prime Minister was forced to make a public statement, now claiming they have arrested one of the perpetrators and promising more to come.

Of course, it’s doubtful any of those truly responsible will ever be held accountable. Patsies and sacrificial lambs may be offered up, but the turmoil will continue, and its leadership will remain in place.

Prime Minister Modi is the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is tied to the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad – Both are nationalist/Hindu religious enforcement organizations. Their object is to keep India Indian and offering prayers to Vishnu, only. Perhaps the intended goal of preserving Indian tradition and homogeneity has some validity, but the methodology is pure evil. What they engage in would make Bedford Forrest blush.

Yes, they persecute and murder Christians, but Muslims and Buddhists are offered the same free beatings, burnings, and rapings on a regular basis. Interfaith and interracial marriages are regularly disrupted – all deviations from their prescribed doctrines are met with hostility, usually violent.

And, like most totalitarian regimes, India maintains a version of The Brown Shirts as cover to administer what they can’t do openly. Their enforcers are the Meitei Militias.

Meitei Militiamen set a Christian church on fire.

During the two months after the attacks, the Modi government remained mostly silent, paying a pitiful amount of lip service to “the restoration of law and order”, while the Meitei continued to organize, obtain arms, and attack the Christian Kukis tribes with impunity.

Of course, their victims continue to maintain a commonality aside from religious disagreement  – they’re all UNARMED!

Since 1957, the Indian government has held a monopoly on the sale, manufacture, import, export, and licensing of firearms. Yes, in theory, there is a permit that can be obtained to own a firearm, but they are only granted to the wealthy and politically connected, the average citizen is left with little more than the 3 P’s (Pleading, Prayer, and Pissing oneself) as defense. India, as nations go, is one of the most restrictive in the world.

As usual, criminals and state approved mobs seem to have no problem acquiring the weapons they need to force their will upon others. They travel the countryside with impunity while the Indian military turns a blind eye.

India, the vegetarian land of Gandhi, Ravi Shankar, and Mother Theresa, is not as peaceful as the Woodstock generation would have us believe. They are a nuclear power that has been in a soft war border dispute with Pakistan my entire life. They operate at the same level of corruption as every other nation on Earth, and they are capable of the same despicable acts against their own citizens every government is.

To think, some still naively question the right to keep and bear arms!

If one wants to remain free, one must present a cost to those who would take it. A cost including life itself.

Without the means and willingness to physically fight for liberty, there is nothing stopping those who will enslave and murder. This is presently, and always has been, the human condition. Look to India for conformation!

“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
– Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789