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This one is for Teesta – and other stubborn souls trying to keep India the way it was meant to be

This one is for Teesta – Salil Tripathi

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Teesta Setalvad
This one is for Teesta – and other stubborn souls trying to keep India the way it was meant to be:
First they went after Sanjiv Bhatt 
But I said nothing because I wasn’t a cop.
Then the witnesses in Asaram’s case started dropping dead
But I said nothing because I wasn’t a fan of any guru-buru.
Then the witnesses of Vyapam case started falling one by one
And I said nothing because I didn’t live in Madhya Pradesh.
Then they released Maya Kodnani on bail
And I said nothing because that woman did no harm to me.
Then they tried withdrawing cases against Hindus accused of bomb blasts,
And I said nothing because Hindus are non-violent, so why should they be prosecuted?
Then they banned beef in the state,
And I said nothing because red meat is bad for health anyway.
Then they started shouting “ghar wapsi,”
And I thought they are cheering the Prime Minister on his occasional visits back home to India.
Then they froze the accounts of Greenpeace
But I thought that shouldn’t matter, after all India has to develop, no, and doesn’t Greenpeace stop all development?
Then they stopped Priya Pillai from boarding a flight
And I thought, come on, why does she have to go to a British parliament to speak against India?
Then they tried to arrest Teesta Setalvad,
But I ignored that – the Supreme Court made sure nothing would happen to her, so why should we care?
Then they raided Teesta’s home
And I thought, maybe she had something to hide, otherwise why wouldn’t she disclose everything?
Some day, they say, they’ll come for me.
That’s ridiculous; India is the world’s largest democracy.
It is not some banana republic.
I pay my taxes;
I have my aadhaar card;
I even do yoga.
But if they do come, will you speak up for me?

 http://hillele.org/2015/07/16/this-one-is-for-teesta-salil-tripathi/

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Comment (1)

  1. Mahesh

    Who are you to decide what was the way India was meant to be. Moron, you keep living like an Ostrich and there would be no more India.

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