Sunday, August 15, 2010

'Running' 64

We have just completed 63 years of independence, or as Indians like to call it, we are 'running' 64. Can we at least stop firing on unarmed civilians, no matter how misguided they might be?

3 comments:

sacredfig said...

Indeed! ...and especially when the unarmed civilians are not misguided at all, although that's a separate issue.

Rahul Basu said...

sacredfig: I meant misguided in the sense that it does not help either their cause or themselves to provoke security forces during curfew, that too repeatedly, when you know what the outcome will be. Some of them might also be (mis)guided by separatist leaders who stay safely indoors but induce these youngsters to become easy cannon fodder.

Venkataraman said...

It took the British PM 38 years to apologise for the injustice committed on Bloody Sunday.

I wonder how long it would take the Indian PM, and how many apologies he/she would owe.