Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Manufacturing the Protest

-Ranbir Sinh
Mr Jaitly, the Finance Minister is a honourable man. He should know it very well that writers do not manufacture protest or raise controversy. They create  literature  from the inner depths of their hearts. With deep emotions and strict commitment. Probably he mistook that literature is some kind of an item which is or should be “made in India” with the help of business tycoons. He is a honourable man, and rightly as a Finance Minister he should think that way. 

A man who bisects the body of the human being, rightly thinks that the writers do write with a knife and not a pen. It is not their fault as the birds of their flock are not intellectuals or creative artists.

Sir, there is a difference between our ideology and yours. Our ideology is that we invite all good thoughts to come from all directions. We accept them and imbibe them. You have blinkers on and cannot see beyond your nose. It is because of this that I rarely see a smile on your face. There is a perpetual grimness of arrogance on your face. Neither you respect the thoughts of others nor you accept them. I must admit that I have been a Nehruvian right from college days. We are uncomfortable because your men have openly threatened that if we do not tread upon your way then we will have die a dog’s death. Sir you are an honourable man, would you like us to die a dog’s death. We are against this dispensation. Wise men do not defend their mistakes. They have the courage to accept it. This is the greatness which is bestowed upon very few. You are very right, We did not protest when Babri Masjid was demolished. We did not protest when Gujrat massacre took place in 2002.We are protesting now because all the killings of writers and intellectuals is being done in a planned manner under the agenda of
your mentor, RSS. Even your political partner has said that they admired Modi because of Godhara. 

Sir your are an honourable man and will understand that we cannot admire Modi because of that. We will greatly appreciate if you, Modi and the chief of RSS would call the Ministers,M.P.s M.L.As and others and take them to task and tell them to keep their mouth shut. We need peaceful existence of all communities. Our Ganga Jamani culture is the strongest foundation.


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  1. इससे अधिक सुगठित, संतुलित और बेबाक टिप्पणी और हो ही नहीं सकती. रणबीर सिंह जी ने सब कुछ तो कह दिया है यहां. लेकिन दिक्कत यह है कि जिन्हें यह सम्बोधित है वे पढ़ते नहीं हैं. न सिर्फ पढ़ते नहीं हैं, अपने अनपढ़ होने पर गर्व भी करते हैं. एक और बात. इस टिप्पणी को पढ़ते हुए इस बात पर आश्चर्य भी होता है कि कैसे एक सजग रचनाकार आगत को देख लेता है! हालांकि बात बहुत स्थूल है, लेकिन है. रणबीर सिंह जी यहां जेटली जी से पूछ रहे हैं कि ‘क्या आप चाहते हैं कि हम कुत्तों की मौत मरें?’ और इस टिप्पणी के लिखे जाने के बाद जेटली जी के एक मंत्रि मण्डलीय साथी इसी शब्दावली का प्रयोग कर लेते हैं. न केवल मरने वालों की समानता कुत्ते से स्थापित करने में उन्हें संकोच नहीं होता, बाद में वे बार-बार अपने कथन को जस्टिफाई भी करते हैं. तब मुझे रणबीर सिंह जी का कहा फिर याद आता है कि ‘समझदार लोग अपनी गलतियों को उचित नहीं ठहराते हैं, और उनमें अपनी ग़लतियों को स्वीकार करने का साहस होता है’. हमारा दुर्भाग्य है कि हमने अपने नेतृत्व के लिए ऐसे लोगों को चुन रखा है.