Friday, September 01, 2006

Courage will die

There is a man crying on TV right now. He says he knows he will be murdered soon. He knows the people who are going to kill him and he knows they will make his family suffer. He knows they will be brutal. He knows he can’t escape. He says he spends each day wondering when they will come for him. They are powerful. They have already threatened him. They even offered to buy my silence, he says. But I can’t sleep with the images they have planted in my head. I see the professor being killed every time I close my eyes. I want to sleep. I will testify. They will kill me for it. I too shall die.

6 comments:

Harjee Kapur said...

like hate, courage never dies neha.
it is merely passed on.

inshallah... this might be the moment it lives :)

Neha said...

harjee: true, but money and politics are powerful weapons. and reality can be very very rotten.

Harjee Kapur said...

i agree they are powerful weapons neha.
but tell me, is there still any alternative to courage?

courage here is not an event. it is a process. seen to the end if you make it. pass it on if you dont.

:)

n said...

all my sympathies are for the professor's family too. But the way his son has been conducting himself has created a bit of a distaste. He was being extremely political on the big fight and it was no surprise when two days later the papers said that he might be taking a COngress ticket. makes you wonder sometimes..

Neha said...

n:

oh yeah, disgusting. and then the bit about abu salem contesting from UP. tch tch tch goes the world...

Harjee Kapur said...

yeah... phoolan devi kind of made it legit...