The yr 2020 has been a multitude throughout. A raging pandemic, a grave financial disaster, geopolitical turmoil and widespread protests across the globe, it has been maybe the worst yr for humanity because the finish of the second world conflict. In fact, when the story of 2020 is written, there might be some who will emerge as principal villains whereas there might be those that come out of it as heroes.
On this report, we will deal with probably the most heinous villains of the yr. And since we’re an Indian media outlet, this report is from an Indian perspective. The next is our checklist of the Prime 10 villains of the yr, in no explicit order.
The ‘Dadis’ of Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA protesters
World media and dominant sections of Indian media are in love with the ‘Dadis’ of Shaheen Bagh. Their protest was for democracy, we’re instructed. It was for secularism and tolerance and communal concord. And but, through the Shaheen Bagh protests, we witnessed the worst of humanity in all its terribly would possibly.
A toddler died in these protests in opposition to the Citizenship Modification Act after being uncovered to the chilly Delhi winter and the mother and father mentioned they had been prepared to sacrifice the opposite as nicely. Rampant Hinduphobia prevailed and slogans resembling ‘Jinnah Wali Azadi‘ had been raised. Journalists had been attacked as nicely and all of this culminated with the anti-Hindu riots on the nationwide capital which triggered an enormous destruction of life and property.
This one is definitely not a shock. China has been working time beyond regulation to dam makes an attempt to uncover the origins of the Wuhan Coronavirus. They bungled up the Coronavirus response, and maybe deliberately, ensured that individuals contaminated with the virus had been in a position to depart the nation and take it together with them elsewhere.
In the meantime, China below Xi Jinping has been utilizing the Coronavirus disaster to bully different international locations and up the ante militarily. Their aggressive expansionist mindset led to the conflict at Galwan Valley between Indian and Chinese language troops and each forces are nonetheless locked in a stalemate amidst a freezing winter.
There was some push again within the worldwide enviornment, nonetheless, that has almost not been sufficient. India has taken sure measures on the financial entrance and Australia is attempting laborious to free themselves from the clutches of Communist China. All in all, 2020 has been the yr when it grew to become evident to everybody the menace posed by China to the worldwide order.
Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra
After Xi Jinping, it is just pure that the ruling alliance in Maharashtra finds a point out. Maharashtra has fared by far the worst through the Coronavirus pandemic. The state will enter 2021 accounting for over 30 per cent of Covid-19 deaths in India by itself. And but, the federal government continued to take care of that they’d performed a stellar job at countering the virus.
In the meantime, the ruling alliance initiated a marketing campaign in opposition to journalists and personal residents who dared to criticize their insurance policies. Republic Television Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was imprisoned and so was Sameet Thakkar. Goswami was even assaulted and the state sanctioned persecution in opposition to him and his channel proceed to today.
As a substitute of bettering its Covid response, the Maharashtra authorities was extra involved with silencing its critics. And for that, the folks of Maharashtra have paid with their lives.
‘Tukde Tukde Gang’
The ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ moniker was invented to explain the the Leftist-Islamist nexus that’s perennially inclined to deliver disrepute to India, undermine Indian nationwide pursuits and problem India’s territorial integrity. The identical gang performed an intrinsic half within the anti-Hindu Delhi riots that unfolded in February as a result of they wished to create turmoil throughout US President Donald Trump’s go to to India.
Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi and Pinjra Tod members have been accused of conspiring to unleash violence on the nationwide capital. The involvement of PFI can also be suspected. Then there was Newslaundry Columnist Sharjeel Usmani who was arrested on allegations of inciting anti-CAA riots earlier than being granted bail in September. He additionally introduced his plan to launch a propaganda conflict in opposition to India.
Investigation has revealed that overseas funding might even have performed an element within the riots that ensued. All in all, it was this yr that the menace posed by this brigade of miscreants grew to become amply evident.
Whereas he could possibly be clubbed together with the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’, because the mastermind of the Shaheen Bagh, he deserves a particular point out. As a result of, in spite of everything, it was his brainchild that ultimately led to the riots in Delhi. Sharjeel Imam was arrested in January however the seeds of chaos he had sown had lengthy taken root by then.
If there may be to be one individual extra accountable than anybody else for the riots in Delhi, it might be Sharjeel Imam. Even so, the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ remains to be busy calling for his launch and portraying him as a sufferer. His intentions had been fairly clear when he made that now notorious speech.
Sharjeel Imam wished to chop off North East India and maintain the nation at ransom as a way to fulfill his Islamist goals. His plan additionally included blocking roads to make the federal government bend to his calls for. The occasions in Delhi proved that such plans usually have gory ends, because the carnage in Delhi revealed.
The ‘Holy Trinity’ of Indian Protesters
The Activist Brigade has been instrumental in fomenting chaos throughout the nation this yr. First, they had been concerned at Shaheen Bagh and now, one among them abruptly seems to have reworked right into a farmer and is now trying to make sure that the protests over the farm legal guidelines are usually not resolved amicably.
The ‘Holy Trinity’ of protests in India have been significantly energetic this yr. We’re, after all, referring to ‘PIL Activist’ Prashant Bhushan, ‘Love Caravan’ Harsh Mander and ‘Ichchhadhaari protester’ Yogendra Yadav.
Prashant Bhushan has been on the forefront of undermining the religion within the Indian judiciary this yr. He was discovered responsible of Contempt of Court docket however was let off with a symbolic 1 rupee nice. Instantly after, he proceeded along with his marketing campaign in opposition to the Judiciary who he calls a puppet of the NDA Authorities. His comrades have been much more energetic on the bottom.
‘Love Caravan’ Harsh Mander and his organisation ‘Karwan-e-Mohabbat’ (Caravan of Love) had been extraordinarily energetic within the anti-CAA protests. A video of his went viral the place he may be seen inciting a mob to return out on the streets and he declared that there was no scope for Secularism within the nation. We exposed his membership of an NGO that’s intrinsically tied with the Italian authorities, works with Italian secret service and helps them obtain overseas coverage targets.
‘Ichchhadhaari protester’ Yogendra Yadav is extraordinarily busy nowadays on the ‘farmer protests’. On Tuesday, he made some crazy demands which he mentioned had been non-negotiables for the decision of the protests in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines. He’s clearly utilizing the present spate of protests as a way to fulfill his private goal of undermining the Modi Authorities.
The Aam Aadmi Social gathering
Delhi was one other of these states which completely bungled its Covid-19 response. Finally, Union House Minister Amit Shah needed to step in to stop utter devastation within the Union Territory after the Aam Aadmi Social gathering authorities in Delhi put its arms up in give up.
Moreover, the way wherein the Aam Aadmi Social gathering conspired to push back migrant employees within the nationwide capital was horrifying certainly. Their false rumours and chopping off water provide prompted lakhs of migrants to undertake the journey again house on foot.
Their actions undermined India’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic which has in any other case been fairly good contemplating all circumstances. Since then, in line with their anarchist tendencies, they’ve additionally lent assist to the ‘farmer protests’ and has delivered WiFi to the protesters.
The Congress celebration
The Congress celebration has at all times demonstrated that it’s overwilling to burn the nation to the bottom if it solely might rule over the ashes. They had been actively fearmongering through the anti-CAA protests and they’re once more fearmongering through the ‘farmer protests’.
A senior chief of the Youth Congress was celebrating the acts of vandalism by the ‘farmer protesters’ in opposition to Jio cellular towers and advocated for such vandalism throughout the nation. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh additionally helped incite the ‘farmer protests’. Congress chief Ishrat Jahan was arrested for inciting riots through the anti-Hindu Delhi riots. The political celebration has hit the final word pits this yr.
WHO Chief Tedros
WHO and its director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have come below severe criticism for his or her conduct because the pandemic broke out in China. The group took lengthy sufficient in declaring it a pandemic, resulting in international locations not being vigilant sufficient on time.
In January, WHO had endorsed the conclusion of Chinese language authorities that the Novel Coronavirus doesn’t unfold from individual to individual, and said that it doesn’t advocate any particular well being measures for travellers to and from Wuhan. WHO additionally ignored Taiwan which had knowledgeable them that it has proof of human-to-human transmission of the virus.
Taiwan wrote to WHO on the thirty first of December, however WHO stored denying human-to-human transmission until mid-January. Specialists are of the view that this laxity and callousness is accountable for the disaster that has struck the world and that the group’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, like China’s Xi Jinping, should be held accountable for recklessly managing this lethal pandemic.
In the course of the introduction of the Coronavirus pandemic within the nation, the Tablighi Jamaat performed a critical role in its unfold. It began from the mass gathering at Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi and from there, unfold to all components of the nation.
Whereas they had been being transported from Nizamuddin for his or her remedy, they spat on roads through the bus trip. After being shifted to quarantine amenities in Delhi, they engaged in unruly behaviour with the workers and medical doctors. The occupants made unreasonable calls for for meals, misbehaved and abused workers members and spat throughout and on individuals working/attending to them, together with medical doctors. Additionally they began roaming across the hostel constructing.
Then, it was reported that a few of them had been discovered roaming naked on the MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad and making lewd gestures on the hospital workers. They sang obscene songs and requested for beedi-cigarettes from the workers on the hospital. The nurses had additionally written a letter to the Police concerning the matter and later, the UP Authorities had determined that feminine members of the healthcare neighborhood and the Police won’t be attending to the members of the Tablighi Jamaat.
It was not simply in India however Tablighi Jamaat members had emerged as super spreaders throughout Asia.