Sunday, May 9, 2021
Page Mail

On brandishing of pistol in broad daylight

Dear Madam,
The brandishing of pistol in broad daylight and shooting the student Shadab Farooq right under the nose of police force clearly proves how “New India” is basking in the “glory” of “Good Days”! What a tribute to the Apostle of Ahimsa on the anniversary of his martyrdom!
Instead of character assassinating “Kangal Bangal”(“bankrupt Bengal”) as “land of criminals and terrorists” and threatening imposition of President’s rule in the state at the drop of a hat, the Who’s Who of BJP and NDA Government should at first learn to look at their own pathetic state of affairs! Right in the heart of the Indian seat of governance with the police force of New Delhi (under the direct control of Union Government) in attendance; what a crude display of vulgar armed might!
However this supreme audacity of “Rambhakt” Gopal is very much expected and hardly evokes surprise; after all none other than an Union Minister is urging the saffron “nationalist” Bhakts to shoot down the “traitors” “anti-nationals” and “sickulars”, who dare to oppose or protest peacefully the policies and decisions of the “saffron” “nationalist” dispensation at the Centre!
Had Charles Dickens been here and intended to write an epic on “New India” of “Good Days”, he would surely have opened it with the following sentence “It is the worst of times, it is the age of foolishness, it is the epoch of incredulity, it is the season of darkness, it is the winter of despair …., we have nothing before us, we are all going direct the other way(ie towards Hell)”!
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata