Friday, August 15, 2008

Independence Day!

The political partition of India caused one of the greatest human convulsions of history. partition shattered the myth of impartiality and neutrality. once the decision to divide the country had been taken everything had to be divided.

The statistics are staggering, 12 million people were displaced, 1 million died, 75,00 women were abducted and raped; families were divided; properties were plundered ad lost, homes were destroyed. in the public memory , the violence, disturbing realities that accompanied partition have remained blanketed in silence. and yet, in private, the voices of partition have never been stilled and its ramifications have not yet ended.

All this is past, HISTORY.

A new dawn awaits us, and it comes with new opportunity to write history the way we want to see it not the way it was intended for us. let us not let the bloody partition eclipse the freedom we have earned from the inhuman colonizers and destroy the fruits of freedom that we can enjoy now by nullifying the sacrifices done by the martyrs of our country, Hindu Muslim, both brothers.

Let us prove to the West what was known as the departing kick of the Imperialists, will not effect the sentiments shared by two halves of one whole. let the partition be a reality that defines the individual identity of separate nations but not of sentiments or of emotions. let us be one and celebrate Independence and not Partition. condemn communal rivalry, promote universal brotherhood!
Wishing all you Indians and my Pakistani friends a very;
Happy Independence Day!

12 comments:

Vinz aka Vinu aka Vinayak said...

yup..!! happy independence day..!!

(meanwhile, i feel the partition happened was the great mistake nehru and gandhiji did..reading ur first few lines, i thought you are gonna write something about in those lines.. :-)

Mez said...

Food for thought..good one! Happy Independence day to you too Raka.

[-V-] said...

Happy Indi Day to you too. Jai Hind.

devray said...

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle, Ugle Heere Moti……………
Mere desh ki Dharti..

Jai Hind vande ma taram…

mayz said...

happy independence day!!!

Zubin said...

Happy Independence day..!

I agree with every word..and every ounce of emotion you put into writing this.. :)

aqua gurl said...

Happy independence day!!!

Southpaw unplugged said...

The departing imperial kick made an effect coz factions on both the sides provided that strength to those legs and continue to do so...

phoenix said...

@all
happy independence day!

@southpaw
hmmm.. not too sure about that

Southpaw unplugged said...

I knew that...do some more research, authentic documents r available on request...

phoenix said...

@southpaw
these are authentic documents.....it is a portion from urvashi butalia's sound of silence....only the first part and the rest is an original creation....

Aneesh said...

That was a really different post on Independence day, You really are special!!
Good work :)