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“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…