MGR and his bete-noir Jayalalithaa are symbols of how Brahmins can invade Dravidian resistant movements and corrode them from deep inside. This happens with every movement of the oppressed people throughout history.
Is the Una event an eye opener? There is nothing in the rhetoric of the Una struggle. However, it is a pointer to the recent awakening and upsurge of Dalit energy in the country. It is no big event to gloat about by Adijans (Dalits) across the country.
Irom Sharmila's decision to withdraw her fast has come as a blow in varying degrees to many. There are also many others who welcome her decision to end her fast instead of sticking on to it at ridiculous levels. I am thinking of the many NGO leaders who invested their energy and money on Irom with the hope that their credibility will soar high at the international arena.
India cannot be divided at all. No human agency has the capacity to divide India. This is simply because India was never one and will never be one. This is the irony of Indian nationalism. Many regions, petty kingdoms were put together as one country for the colonial commercialism of the British.