A van mows pedestrians in Barcelona - Indian MainStreamMedia shouts Act of terror! A truck is driven into crowds in Stockholm – Indian MSM shouts Act of terror! A car hits pedestrians over a bridge in London – India MSM shouts act of terror!
Few cars mow down farmers. Here in apna desh. Indian MSM - Mujhe drug do. Mujhe drug do. Mujhe drug do. Indian MSMs proverbial vans drive over the dead and the injured in chase of few boys with few grams of drugs, in chase of their very own drug - obfuscation and propaganda.
Wonder what Khan family would talk at dinner table as Indian MSM ripped apart Rhea’s life last year! Whatever they discussed, we can safely assume that they never thought the day would come!
At the moment when one set of judges in Supreme Court were listening to the propaganda of the central govt and wondering ‘why protest’, ‘is protest an absolute right’, a spirit from our past walked into the vision (through the power of zoom) of Justice DY Chandrachud (sitting in another room of the same Supreme court). Looking at the painting of Bal Gangadhar Tilak's trial in the Bombay High Court in 1907, Justice Chandrachud repeated the last words that Tilak said during his trial, "In spite of the verdict of the jury, I maintain that I am innocent. There are higher powers that rule the destiny of men and nations and it may be the will of providence that the cause which I represent may prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining free." It would be wishful thinking to hope the spirit visited the other rooms in the court. It would be equally wishful to hope the spirit means anything to much of India today.
India, especially the privileged one and the politically blind one, don’t worry – no car is coming for you. Not today atleast. For the moment, please continue to enjoy the drug you are on. There is someone keeping that car at bay, standing between you and that car, for now. Their suffering keeps you free, for now. Till they are mowed down. Till it’s your turn.