April 30, 2006 @ 6:33 am
I open one of the news website and the headlines – Suryanarayana has been killed by the Taliban.
My previous post was written this morning and I was hopeful that things would work out fine.
In the news link of ibnlive, following is mentioned:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the inhuman killing of Suryanarayana and has asked Indians to fight a united war against terrorism.
Singh’s media adviser Sanjay Baru said, “The Government will do whatever is required to support the family. The Prime Minister has strongly condemned the heinous act by the Taliban.”
This is what gets me riled up. What exactly does the Prime Minister mean by asking Indians to fight a united war against terrorism? How the hell do we do that? And what the hell are we supposed to do? Pick up arms? And go where? Generally run amok in the hills with guns and scream anti-terror chants?
Why the hell can’t these guys get real? Especially when a country man has been killed.
The second statement of “The Prime Minister has strongly condemned the heinous act ” also makes no sense and is usually expected. I mean, I don’t think the PM would have appreciated this act. So why state the obvious?
The last para:
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for Suryanarayana’s family. Reddy also said Suryanarayana’s wife will be given a government job.
Suryanarayana’s employer al-Moayed has announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to his family and has undertook the responsibility of the education of his three children.
The wife of a well-earning middle class engineer will now be taking up a government job to support her family and her three children. Why? Just because some fanatics thought it would be fun to pick up some foreigner in their country and gain front page headline space. That one moment of fame which the fanatics sought has resulted in a life-long scar for a lady and her three children.
The world continues to rotate, ladies and gentlemen.