Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fiery Politics

It was like any other sunny afternoon until a crowd rushed into our small lane. They started burning vehicles and attacking people.

I immediately closed the shutter of my old book shop. The smell of old papers surrounded me; bookworms crawled along the floor.

I almost jumped out of panic when my mobile phone rang.

“Some political leader is arrested for some scam. The party people are protesting against it. It’s all over the news. Please………….,” my wife announced.

I could not respond as the carbon dioxide from the fire suffocated me.


My shop was ablaze too, I realized.

10 comments:

  1. I really don't get the logic behind communal clashes. That is a very nice post Satya :)

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  2. Very sad. Burning public property for personal dispute is nothing new. It was all started by Kannagi who burnt the entire city of Madurai because she had a personal dispute with the Pandiyan King over the death of her husband Kovalan.

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    1. I certainly know Silappadhigaaram... And I agree with you...
      Sadly, this has become a trend and many innocent become the prey for politician's personal vengeance.

      Thanks for the insight SG :)

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  3. The mob has no mind.But then why such a morbid story?

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    1. This story was written a few months before when I saw how badly general public is affected due to politicians and their parties...

      Thanks sir :)

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  4. Sad but true ... when will people learn to rise above riots and live in peace?

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    1. But then, isn't it a part of our lives?

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