Statues come alive again – Maharashtra Burning
A few months ago, someone desecrated Meenatai Thackeray’s statue and the Shiv Sena’s party workers went on a rampage. Manoj Khatri has very correctly expressed his views on this subject.
Once again a statue has come alive. This time is the statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar which was vandalized by god knows who in Kanpur and the people of Maharashtra are bearing the burnt since last two days.
Ironically, Kanpur is as quiet as nothing has happened there. What has happened to the Dalits of Kanpur, don’t they respect Babasaheb the same way as the Dalits of Maharashtra do? India is emerging as a knowledge capital of the world. Our economy is booming with foreign investments and the attitude of being better than the best in all fields. Indians, be it any caste creed or race, be it followers of any leader or any statue need to understand that this violence is not going to benefit anybody. What the common man do to the statue at Kanpur whose car was torched in Mumbai? What was the mistake of the shop owners in the market area who have forcefully closed down their shops and lost their bread for the day? Children have missed school, a deserving candidate lost a good job opportunity because he could not reach for the interview.
There are many such questions in the minds of the common man which the masters of these political outfits need to answer. We the citizens of India owe an explanation. Is somebody listening?
Readers, your views on this subject are welcome.
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