Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Ink Attack

The ink has been the major power since the dawn of print media, even before the ink was jolted down to write, but the affects were not only limited to writing but creating dent, giving birth to revolutions and making personalities out of the blues.

But, ink is now being used as an attack as a shame on the face. Couple of hours back Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former member of the BJP, who was a key member of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s team and helped write his speeches which eventually filled the white house with Hindi and marks a proud moment in representing India till date was inked in the face by Shiv Sena Sainiks (the self proclaimed rakshaks of India or you can say Mumbai) during the facilitation of launching of a book written by Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri.

Ink is used in protests and as a tool of rebellion but not this way, Bhagat Singh has used it , even Karl Marx has used but not on the face but on papers. To write and convey the message to the masses which eventually remembers them and they still live just because of the ink.

Kulkarni, one of the organisers for former Pakistan foreign minister Kasuri’s book “Neither a Hawk nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy” launch in Mumbai, was attacked outside his home allegedly by Shiv Sena members who threw black ink on his face. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised complete security for the event.
“I welcome Kasuri to this great city. I thank him for coming even though we already had indications about some forces threatening him,” Kulkarni said, hours after his face was covered in ink not his shame but ours.

Senior BJP leader LK Advani has critized the event and said that the ink attack on Kulkarni by Shiv Sena shows growing intolerance towards viewpoints that are one to self.

This ink attack just goes to show how on petty issues we are reacting where a 4 year old is being raped and poverty education is in distress and nothing is being done. Mumbai is India and every Indian has his / her rights to be there, work there, live there, display his/ her affections, his /her protests, his/her life no political or more of saffron activities need to tell how and where . We call out for feminism and Digital India where shame flows in form of ink. We need to grow up and call out for a better set of people to guide us and set example for. The voting based on caste and power shall be ruled out and self independence shall be exercised as on papers we are free and attained it on the strike of the midnight of 15th Aug NO!! we are still being a slave to the saffron and green terrorism which shall end now and only the youth and POWER OF INK can achieve so.


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