TRENDING – “#FARMER” …The voice of the silenced!!

Image credit: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

“Protests in the capital!”

“PM refuses to meet!”

“Rats in mouth & urine to drink!!” – TRENDING NEWS TAGLINES.

ARE WE REALLY LETTING THIS HAPPEN?

The yesteryear agrarian adolescence of our ‘HIND-LAND’ is slowly succumbing to the wrath of technological filth in it’s manhood & we are mere on-lookers letting it get corrupt; waiting to point fingers on how things are getting out of hand rather than condemning & controlling it at the very beginning.

What do we know about these ‘VOICES THAT HAVE BEEN UNHEARD & SILENCED’ for long? Do we know their issues, problems? Do we understand the heat of the issue in our air-conditioned rooms in cities?

As droughts & loans tighten the ropes around their necks;

As prices fetched keep ruining one house-hold after another;

As we live in comfort in with amenities & they don’t have water to drink;

As i sit behind the laptop here & they do not even have light in their homes;

Do we realize,

We, INDIA, are responsible for this situation?

“Waiving off loans” – as a part of NATION WIDE STRATEGY introduced just to watch these people get more loans & die by the hands of ‘low market prices’ & the middle men!

These showy “POLITICAL FIGURE-HEADS” just come & sit amidst the distraught to pose for the cameras & speak for the microphones; none of those spoken promises reach the farmers.

Skulls in hand & green clad; these people showing up at DELHI; is this the end of an issue or era?

After a recent movie-dialogue that inspired me –

‘WHAT ARE YOU INDIA?’

WHAT ARE YOU, IF THE ONES WHO FEED YOU, THEMSELVES DIE DUE TO HUNGER?

WHAT ARE YOU, IF MEN WHO REAP THE FIELDS, PROTEST HALF-CLAD WITH RATS IN MOUTH?

WHAT ARE YOU, WHEN MOTHER-LAND HAS BECOME AN ISSUE ONLY VOICED OUT BY HER FARMER-SONS?

WHAT ARE YOU INDIA???

It’s not far when a day will come :

TRENDING – #FARMER_SUICIDES

Calling it suicide would be an under-statement; it’s MURDER!

You & me & all of us, who voice out on corrupt politicians but do not acknowledge the dying of our culture, our very nature of land – agriculture;

All of us who shed a tear for NIRBHAYA but are silent for centuries now when the same is happening to OUR SOIL – tortured by prices, politics & ignorance, the faint attempts of saving it by the farmers seems so puny & insignificant!

INDIA, it’s time we stand up & voice out!

It’s time we speak for those who have been silenced & are unheard!

INDIA, LET’S BE THE GOLDEN BIRD AGAIN!

LET’S BE INDIA AGAIN…

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