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It Just Doesn't Matter- A Reflection on the Anniversary of Gandhi’s Dandi March

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By Fr Cedric Prakash sj [ Published Date: March 12, 2015 ]

It Just Doesn't Matter- A Reflection on the Anniversary of Gandhi’s Dandi March

It just doesn’t matter
If a six year old girl is raped
Inhuman and brutal in a most horrendous deed
After all she is not my daughter
So why should I bother?

It just doesn’t matter
If that man on the street is about to die
One burden less to affect a sore eye
Besides, he is just a non entity
My help is more needed for some celebrity

It just doesn’t matter
If Rupa Mody waits in pain and in desperation
To encounter Azhar in a real apparition
He is her only son who disappeared one day
“But he is not mine” I glibly say

It just doesn’t matter
That ‘Citizens’ Nagar’ is by the side of a garbage dump
Where polluted water vomits from an only pump
After all they are folk who just need not be here
As for me, I belong to a very different sphere
It just doesn’t matter

If the Land Acquisition law favours power and might
And callously tramples on the common man’s right
‘Development’ after all is the name of the game
Why would I deny my claim to fame?

It just doesn’t matter
If the poor farmer has committed suicide
There is so much more in which one can take pride
That miserable guy’s yield was really bad
Is there reason then for me to feel sad?

Yes, it just doesn’t matter
It just doesn’t matter
As long as there is ‘ME’ ‘MYSELF’ and ‘MINE’ forever
 

(The Dandi March took place on 12th March 1930)

Fr Cedric Prakash sj is Director of "PRASHANT"  -  A Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace-Ahmedabad

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B. N. Pai, Advocate, Kumbla., India :
FRIENDS, THE CONGRESS MUKTA BHARATH REQUIRES THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PARTY IN KARNATAKA, FOR EVERY WHERE ELSE IN INDIA IT IS NO MORE AND KARNATAKA IS THE LAST VESTIGE OF THE CONGRESS IN INDIA!

IF THE POOR TIRTHAHALLI SCHOOL GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER LEAVING BEHIND A DEATH NOTE TO HER YOUNGER SISTER, ASKING HER TO STUDY WELL AND NOT DISAPPOINT THE POOR PARENTS AS SHE DID, POLITICS OF DESTROYING CONGRESS WAS PLAYED BY THE RSS.

NOW, IF AN OFFICER COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER TRYING FORTY FOUR TIMES IN THE LAST HOUR OF HIS LIFE TO CONTACT ANOTHER WOMAN OFFICER AND BATCHMATE BY HIS MOBILE AND THEN SENDS A PARTING SMS TO HER AND SAYS "I WILL MEET YOU IN MY NEXT LIFE", THEN ALSO, CONGRESS IS TO BE BLAMED TO ELIMINATE CONGRESS.

KUMARA SWAMI AND YEDDI-CHEDDY ARE HAND IN GLOVES IN THIS COMMON AGENDA.

DESTROY CONGRESS TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, SECULARISM AND EQUALITY OF ALL IN INDIA!

DESTROY CONGRESS AND DESTROY FRATERNITY, COMITY, CONCORD AND COMPASSION AND HUMAN DIGNITY IN INDIA!

LO! BEHOLD! THE “TANDAVA NRATYA” OF DESTROYER SHIVA IS IN FULL BLOOM.

WHAT THE RSS WANTS IS TO EXPLOIT THIS MOST UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF AN HONEST OFFICER, WHAT EVER MAY BE HIS PERSONAL FRAILTIES, TO ACCUSE CONGRESS OF “MURDERING AN OFFICER TO PROTECT LAND MAFIA, SAND MAFIA AND TAX EVADERS”! THIS IS HOW AND WHAT THEY DID ALL OVER INDIA AND NOW DOING IN KARNATAKA AGAIN.

IF THIS LAST REMAINING TASK OF FINISHING CONGRESS IS ONCE FOR ALL IS DONE, LET PEACE, EQUALITY, DEMOCRACY, FRATERNITY OF ALL AND CONCORD AND COMITY OF ALL RELIGIONS IN INDIA IS OVER IN THIS JANMA AND WE CAN ONLY HOPE FOR THE SAME IN THE NEXT JANMA!
Drona, India :
It does not matter even if one misses this poem.
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