Today, as I’ve been doing since Nov 26, I woke up and turned on the TV first thing in the morning. My thoughts have been so overcome by this event that it is all I think about when I am doing nothing major. Sucks, really. So much negativity.
All the questions like where is our respected President? Why hasn’t she said a word??Doesn’t she owe the people of India even a word of consolation? I am convinced that if it was Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam in office right now, he would have come forward for the people. I don’t see any big names in politics showing their face. Actually, it is good in a way. Cos if they do, they are going to be really taken over by angry Indians.
Anyway, so I woke up to watch the India Today group taking oath to end terror in India. The same went out for all the major cities when thousands of people gathered to show that they are not going to take it anymore. Kudos to them. About time.
I may have mentioned before how this incident had resulted in me being sleepless for a couple of nights. I could not sleep. And I talked to family and got some help. But today, something really astonishing happened.
As I listened to people being interviewed as they gathered in the cities, I could hear my own thoughts through them. Every single thing that they said was the thing that went through my mind as well. Then they showed a script of what Sachin Tendulkar had said. Every single word that was on the screen was exactly how I felt as well. He could not sleep either.
It didn’t take long for it all to dawn on me. Something big had changed within everyone of us. We were all now connected with a common feeling of ‘enough is enough’.
Now that this feeling has gained speed, I hope the hideous politics will give way to an empowered India. I want PEACE. But not at the price of innocent lives. It is just not right.
I will stand for PEACE. In fact, I already am.
We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn’t it time that we should take risks to secure peace? ~J. Ramsay MacDonald