Inqalab zindabad!

There is a rebellion brewing in the Capital city led by a certain Gandhian in white. This is the moment where we are made to feel like we are the spectators of a Superman movie. Good vs Evil being the message being delivered. Like every cliche movie which bombs the box office unless it has a superstar in the lead role, this one too has the ingredients such as a noble cause, the ever so powerful evil and the ever so resilient good. Every newspaper and news channel have decided to become 24/7 CCTV to the happenings in a certain maidan.

Call me naive or even a desh vidrohi, but I do not feel such means could suddenly lead to the sweeping off of all things bad from this country.

For one, I am all but resentful of the hypocrisy with which the Government has been responding to protests of this sort. A few days fasting from Anna and they immediately decide to consider the Lokpal Bill. But of what use has the ten years or so of Irom Sharmila's fasting been? Moreover, to add salt to the wounds inflicted upon the Manipuris, the blockade that has turned lives upside down in the valley goes unnoticed. As my uncle pointed out today, had this happened in mainland India, things would have been very different- in terms of attention given to the issue both by the Center and also by the media.

This sort of step daughter treatment is indeed deplorable and brings a lot of sorrow in the hearts of the neglected.


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