Time To Take Up Arms? अब गोविंद ना आयेंगे|

THE HYDERABAD ENCOUNTER by the Police after a heinous rape-muder of a veterinary doctor, whose suspects were shot dead at the same spot where they burnt the victim alive after thenrape has aroused a country-wide debate on whether legal remedies and “due process of law” were adequate to prevent recorrance of of such acts.

The encounter was suggested by PEOPLE themselves, BEFORE police did it

A poem by PushyaMitra Upadhayay (attributed by some to the late poet-PM Atal Behari Vajpayee) highlights how the time to shed tears is over. It asks Darupadi to pick up the sword instead of waiting for Govind (Krishna) to save her from chirharan (disrobing) by Dusshasan in Mahabharat
अब गोविंद ना आयंगे

छोडो मेहँदी खडक संभालो
खुद ही अपना चीर बचा लो
द्यूत बिछाये बैठे शकुनि,
मस्तक सब बिक जायेंगे..
सुनो द्रोपदी शस्त्र उठालो,
अब गोविंद ना आयेंगे|
कब तक आस लगाओगी तुम,


बिक़े हुए अखबारों से,

कैसी रक्षा मांग रही हो
दुशासन के दरबारों से|
स्वयं जो लज्जा हीन पड़े हैं
वे क्या लाज बचायेंगे
सुनो द्रोपदी शस्त्र उठालो
अब गोविंद ना आयंगे|
कल तक केवल अँधा राजा,
अब गूंगा बहरा भी है
होठ सी दिए हैं जनता के,
कानों पर पहरा भी है|
तुम ही कहो ये अश्रु तुम्हारे, किसको क्या समझायेंगे? सुनो द्रोपदी शस्त्र उठालो, अब गोविंद ना आयंगे
The victim
A friend from Canada, in a reation to my blog post said:
“Justice” by the police is not the right thing to do in a democratic setup, but if the judicious system fails, this is the way to see justice in India which gives solace to both the victims and their families. But that is not the way either, where the police are corrupt and can’t be trusted. And so is the present judicious system. What to do?
The question has been answered by the overwhelming support shown to Telangana Police.

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Over 60 years of writing for a living and two books later, I still find the urge to write unstoppable, even as 80 has arrived. Hope to write even on the last day. Will UnstoppableAfterSeventy.Wordpress.com turn into SomeswarA80.WordPress.com ?

One thought on “Time To Take Up Arms? अब गोविंद ना आयेंगे|”

  1. कल का दुशासन आज के दुशासन से कम निर्दयी था और कृष्ण भी सहायक थे।

    जब न्याय व्यवस्था से इंसान क्षुब्ध हो जाए तो उसके पास विकल्प क्या बचता है।

    एक जख्म का मरहम मिलने में इतना विलम्ब हो जाता है कि उसके बाद कई और जख्म हो ताजे नजर आते हैं मगर पुराने जख्म को मरहम नहीं मिल पाते।


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