When I looked at this cover page, myriad thoughts crossed my mind. Who started it? Why it happened? And most importantly, when it will end?
This is the cover page of a renowned magazine “Time” issue dated October 27, 1947.
The thoughts at the moment is not what who did what to whom. Those were the days when the religious communities forayed into complete madness. Hindus killed the Muslims who were leaving India and Muslims did the same.
There is no point in reminiscing over the past. Only if, this spilled over partition war would have been over. It never ended. Only the scope changed..changed to engulf more innocents!
Its been ages the partition happened. New generations have come. The generation which don’t carry even a single thread of the partition personally. But how unfortunate it is, in spite of these changes the parts of 1947 event are still intact, ready to kill each other at every possible opportunity.
This cover page reflects the sad face of India partition. The Goddess holding the united India and pushing the dagger deep down inside the heart of the nation, only to spill blood! The cut which never healed and the blood never stopped flowing. Was it ever required in its first place?!
(Images Courtesy: Wikipedia)
Shock reverberates in my body when I think of the train massacre. What made the humans so inhuman that they dint realize what they were doing. Brutally murdered each other. No woman spared. Raped and killed every one of them. There are more to this which cant even stated here.
A political decision which took away thousands of lives in exchange. They did it in 1947. Then in 1992. Repeated something similar in 2002. In some form or other, you never let the scar of partition to be healed. You politicians! You all have paved this way for us. The trodden path where we don’t know when a bomb will go off killing us.
And we, the common people..how foolish can we be?! How can one be swayed away to become a counterpart of such political gimmicks. How on earth one can even think that killing others will give them the sense of freedom, a belief that they did contribute to the humanity!
These pictures did evoke the disdainful facts of those horrifying blood bath everytime when a bomb took away innumerable innocent lives. And every one of us knows that this will not end, atleast not in the near future!
Rather we have elevated to a next level. Our own country-men want to further draw regional lines. Raj Thackrey with his followers want only Marathis in Maharashtra, Tamils want their own independence.
The naxalite & banned organizations like MCC, ULFA, and PWG fighting for their rights….what rights?! God knows what they want! More killing, more extortions, more blood-bath! And they call it liberation!
Liberation from what…liberation for what! Sigh!