Recently there was an incident Jammu – an act of desecration in an ancient Shiva temple by a youth from the majority community of J&K. The act should have been condemned by everyone across the country and the perpetrator brought to book. Instead, we saw ‘so called’ journalists from the Mainstream media trying to give this news a silent burial. The few news outlets that did tweet this news, did so grudgingly and incorrectly.
The following lines depict the conversation that I had with myself after witnessing the ostrich like behaviour of the media. What is ironic is that while I was penning these lines, a similar incident was taking place elsewhere in the city! Not spreading awareness about a crime, and the associated punishment, actually emboldened nefarious elements.
What purpose does hushing things up serve? We must spread awareness and make sure that enough furore is created so that there is no repeat of what we have been witnessing over so many centuries in this great country of harmonious diversity
प्रथम स्वर जीवन का
मृत्यु का तुम ही हो
वर हो अमृत का
विष का तुम ही हो
आराध्य राम के
रावण का तुम ही हो
कारक आनंद के
हरते भय और सभी
निष्क्रिय मौन साधे हूँ तटस्थ
रक्षक थे हो रहोगे
– Dimple Kaul
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Dimple Kaul is an active denizen of the online world.She considers herself to be a citizen of the free world and believes in living and letting live. She does not have a preferred form or style of writing and uses poetry and/or prose based on what she wants to communicate.Some of her work is available on dimplehere.com. Her Twitter handle is dimple_kaul where her interest in the ‘right‘ kind of Politics and unabashed love for her nation is clearly visible. You can also connect with her at https://www.facebook.com/
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