As a child, my favorite book was C. Rajagopalachari’s concise Mahabharata in English. I must have read and re-read it like a thousand times. Here is one of my favorite parts (as much as I can remember the exact words) with Sanjaya describing to the old king Dhritarashtra what happened after the death of Abhimanyu:
“Subhadra’s son, who like an elephant in a lily-pond, single-handedly wreaked havoc among the Kaurava Army, was thus overwhelmed by numbers and killed cruelly. And having killed him, O king, your men danced around his body like savages. Even the birds of prey, circling above, seemed to let out cries of “Not thus, Not thus” “.
Every time I think of these lines, the scene seems to come alive in front of my eyes. I shiver.
Something similar happened yesterday.
Two CRPF men were overwhelmed by numbers and killed cruelly by Communists. And having killed them, Commies danced around our cable news rocking to the concert of Commie hero Kanhaiyya Kumar. And joining them in this disgusting dance were the so called intelligentsia and the “liberal” media.
In vain did I try to find out at least the names of the 2 heros who gave their lives fighting Communists yesterday, defending the motherland. Everywhere I turned, the only names TV was reeling out was names of traitors like Kanhaiyya Kumar, Umar Khalid and all…where are the names of the 2 heros who died fighting Communism? No one had time to even tell us those names.
Friends, the media won’t tell us those names. Listen in the wind. Listen with your ear pressed to the ground, touching the sacred motherland. In some speck of dust, in some gust of wind you shall surely hear the names of these heros, for they have become immortal. If you listen harder, you shall hear the cries of the thousands of victims of Communism across India: 29,000 of them from Bengal alone. Listen harder and from the womb of the earth you shall hear the tortured cries of the suffering souls of the 30 lakh people murdered by Communism in Russia.
But the microphones of liberal media won’t pick up those sounds. Their microphones and their cameras can only pick up the rock concert of Commie star Kanhaiyya Kumar. Behind every cheer…try and listen hard…and you will hear the 2 crore people murdered by Communism in China calling out for justice.
To those media savages dancing around rockstar Kanhaiyya Kumar, I say: pause for a moment. At least go find out the names of the 2 CRPF men who died fighting Communism yesterday. Find out if their bodies have even been recovered yet. Find out if their bodies are even in 1 piece. Please ….stop this disgusting dance around your Commie hero. Watching the “journalists” in Lutyens studios make merry as the blood of CRPF men flowed freely on the battlefield makes me wish they would look up for one second and see: even the birds of prey, circling above, are letting out cries of “Not thus, Not thus”.