Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is it still about the big tree?

It's been 25 years since Rajeev Gandhi trivialised the murder of 3000 Indians.
"When a big tree falls, the ground beneath is bound to shake", he said, suggesting that the big tree that Indira Gandhi's was, the deaths were a mere consequence of her assassination.

The speech was delivered on 19th November 1984. And those were not a son's words. He was the Prime Minister then.

It's been 25 years and justice is yet to be delivered.

Meanwhile, congressman Sajjan Kumar, one of the key accused, has enjoyed power as an MP (2004-09). There are many more of them - rich, influential Congressmen who led mobs, killed hundreds innocent Indians and got away with it.

And the Congress still believes, perhaps, that it was all about the big tree.


  1. I don't know whether I should compliment you on this stellar post; or seeth in anger at RG & Co! But that's Indian politics for you.

    And oh! It's We, The People who voted Sajjan Kumar to power. So then, does that mean we deserve every bit of this bullshit that is being stuffed down our throats? I think we do!

  2. Good observation dude...but talking abt problems is one thing, why not we focus on solutions.. We are Youths, will be leading the country in the coming days, in one way or another.

  3. Kiran, first of all, thanks!
    And yes, you're right. We elected him. But not really what I wanted to highlight in this post at least.

    Shivpriye, I agree. The solution would probably be us getting involved. But we, the youth, we've got jobs, right? :D

  4. and politics/social work also has become a job. All of them want to earn money, everything comes secondary!