To my mind, there is only one way to deal with State-sponsored terrorism. And that is a groundswell of economic boycott activity.Should you wish to take Anjan up on his offer to provide the lists of companies HQed in those two states and the alternate investments, he can be reached at anjan DOT ray AT gmail DOT com.
When the rule of the law morphs with willing connivance of the political leadership into the rule of the jungle, it is funded by government and party cadre revenues. These, in turn, come from economic acitivity within the State in large measure.
As a first step, I have sold - and encourage you to sell - every share of any company you hold that has its headquarters in the 2 states under discussion. You can also sell mutual funds that have invested in such companies. I will be happy to provide a list and propose alternate investments if the idea appeals to all those who read this.
Check the packaging of every product you buy, and choose a different option if the place of manufacture lies within these two states.
Simple enough? Pass this on, and I guarantee you will be amazed at the impact.
Saturday, 17 November 2007
Hitting the Gujarat and West Bengal governments where it hurts: in the wallet
This is a proposal from a friend, Anjan Ray, left as a comment on a post at the Citizens for Peace blog.