Apropos to my last post “Walk the Talk”, I had urged all Prudent Indians, in and around Delhi then on that day, to come and support the ‘Parallel Run’. Well, besides the ‘rightfully’ protesting Tibetans there were hundreds of other Prudent Indians too; who ran with them.
You’re truly too ‘ran’ in support of Tibet along with many more Prudent Indians.
I ran for Tibet, in support of Tibetans and against the atrocities being committed by the Communist Party of China on Tibetans.
I ran because, it was my belief in their cause.
On the other hand, the security overkill witnessed at Rajpath was disgustingly shameful. It is no body’s case to argue against the security of torch. But if, you too observed what I did, that is when Olympic torch arrived from Pakistan the Chinese Ambassador and IOC President Suresh Kalmadi went to receive it, the Chinese Ambassador did not allow Kalmadi to hold it on his own! Not even for a fraction of second; Chinese Ambassador took his hands off the torch! It implies that Chinese did not trust Suresh Kalmadi even!
I stick my neck out and challenge both IOC in India and Suresh Kalmadi as its president to show me one frame of the live video footage shown over TV, where he held the torch all by himself upon its arrival from Islamabad!
What? You call that a ‘Pride’!?
Well in my previous post had lamented about Ayan Ali taking part, I am glad and take this opportunity to thank him for making the right decision. He too refused to run with ‘China’s Torture Torch’, so did Jaspal Rana. Kudos!
For argument sake, I can understand the sports men/ women ex or present running with torch, but what the heck are Film personalities or Politicians tom tomming about, is beyond me.
As for Amir and Saif, my daughters asked me about my ‘vehement’ opposition to Amir alone when both Amir and Saif are film celebrities and both are Muslims too and both ran with Olympic Torch more for there ‘Sponsors’ Coco Cola and Lenova respectively, than for their any known love for sports!
I answered them…
- So is Ayan Ali too a Muslim and not associated with sports but he made a prudent decision. (My reference to their being Muslim is strictly restricted here to the context as mentioned by Mr. B Raman)
- Though Saif too is a Muslim and a film celebrity but he never made any lofty claims about having ‘prayer in heart’ types, like Amir made. Did he? Show me any. A fine actor as Amir indeed is, his selective pangs of ‘self righteousness’ is his biggest un doing. So my opposition to his was running with ‘Chinese Torture Torch’.
Democracy is not only about elections, it is about participation. ‘Protest’ is a legitimate instrument and I ran to lodge my protest against the abject surrender of this present Government to the powers whose loyalties are ‘unquestionably questionable’.