Today, on 26/11/2010 -
As dawn erupts from the volcano of darkness,
Twenty-four months have elapsed
since innocent Mumbaikars were terrified,
rape of Mumbai still etched in their minds.
How Taj hotel bathed in blood and fire
under the star-lit parasol,
yet we did nothing to seek justice
to hang these devastating demons of fanaticism.
Nothing enough has been done to punish
those crooks and criminals who ‘winked’ at their crimes…
Instead, we have only lighted candles of cowardice,
marched through the faded blood-stained streets of Mumbai and
eulogistically applauding the ‘Mumbai’s bouncing back resilient spirit!’
Spineless politicians continue to desecrate the memorials of our heroes and martyrs
by garlanding them with decayed withered words of deceitful praise.
and shedding ‘crocodile tears’…
Oh beautiful Themis,
Oh Goddess of Justice,
Oh matron of judiciary,
Oh divine embodiment of law and order,
Please ponder that -
‘Justice delayed is also justice denied!’
So, take off the blindfold over your eyes
Balance the scales of truth and fairness
Raise your dual-edged sword of power and reason
to strike on the so-called advocates of law
who are mere judicial jesters,
Ask these black-robed buffoons
to come out from the world of lies and
Not to turn the icon of impartiality adorning courtrooms,
into a ridiculous caricature of blinded bat!
Let them worship the idol of integrity,
And respect the emblem of fearless justice in sculpture!
Come let us avow our ‘war on terror’
against all those cross-border terrorists .
Let us pledge to eliminate the evil enemies and
fumigate the foes of friendship
to demand a tooth for a tooth
and settle for nothing less than
an eye for an eye,
or 26/11 will end up being
just another date
in the calendar of terror! Workshop # 17