Friday, February 3, 2012

A humiliating goodbye

As I read in the newspapers that the Maoist combatants finally are being sent home from the cantonments, I am feeling bad for them. Their dreams are yet to be fulfilled. They have lived the most difficult life in the cantonments with humiliation, boredom and uncertainty. Now a heavily bargained cheque is telling them that this is the reward for all the hardships you've gone through in these 10-15 years. Pathetic. And more pathetic is that there is nobody to speak for them, let alone empathize.
They are trying to give a message also for the future that anybody whoever takes part in rebellions will have same fate. It is ridiculously sad. I hope and believe that those discharged will embrace a peaceful and fruitful life yet won't leave the movement as it hasn't reached success and also that the Maoist leadership behaves more responsibly to the scapegoats still remaining in the cantonments waiting uncertainly for the humiliating 'integration'.
Also Read my article that I wrote when these combatants were gathering to embrace the life in cantonments. A Day With the Maoist Army

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