It was shameful.. It was pathetic.. It was ridiculous.. It was insulting.. It can boil any body’s blood who is as patriotic as I am.. It can pierce through the heart like a sharp-edged arrow or like an AK-47 bullet of a person who is as proud being an Indian as I am..

He held the highest rank in the Indian Army.. He was the Field Marshal.. During India-Pakistan war in 1971, he motivated our force and shown some brilliant and mature strategy which ended the war with Pakistan’s unconditional surrender, and the formation of Bangladesh.. I am talking about none other than great legend of India Field Marshal Sir Sam Manekshaw.. He took his last breath on June 27, 2008.. He died of complications from pneumonia at the Military Hospital in Wellington, Tamilnadu.. He was great.. He was a real Indian who cared about his life or his family while protecting our motherland from our enemies.. He was awake all night watching the border so that we all could sleep well..He was patrolling at the border so that we all could roam around in our cars and and bikes and can go for a long drive.. He was protecting the border so that we all could play cricket all day long.. He was making various strategy plans so that we could all write our exams and make brilliant careers..

But now this is India.. The worst thing this great man would have hoped for happened during his funeral.. Not a single so-called patriotic and loyal Indian politician was present for the funeral ceremony of this ‘Ratna’ of India.. Our president Mrs. Pratibha Patil who is also termed as commander-in-chief of the armed forces was missing.. Our Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh was busy preparing a speech for G-8 Summit.. Indira Gandhi had a great respect for Manekshaw.. After all, he had won her the prestigious battle with Pakistan.. But her daughter-in-law Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was busy doing her maths so that she could remain in power a little longer and can rob the country more.. Defense minister and also the chiefs of all three staffs(air, navy and army) were absent too.. I don’t know what they were busy in.. What was our so-called Hindu-Samrat and Opposition leader L.K. Advani doing?.. Was he busy preparing for early polls and day-dreaming the PM chair??.. Only he can answer this..

Well, my analysis says that ke these politician did not turn up for the funeral intentionally and deliberately.. They must have thought that this Manekshaw had defeated Pakistan and formed Bangladesh.. Hence if they show some gratitude towards this man then their Muslim-votebank might feel bad & insecure and they will turn to some other parties.. But they should understand that Indian Muslims are Indians first..They are not Pakistanis.. They love, respect and adore Manekshaw as much as we do.. They are no different.. They also feel that if someone invades our country then it should be kicked out immediately without any mercy, be it Pakistan or China.. Once our politicians start understanding Indian Muslims, we wont have any riots or other religious problems in India.. Also it would have affected their on-going friendship talks with Pakistan if any respect had been shown towards him..After all, Manekshaw was of no use for them..

Manekshaw’s contribution, his grace, his service, his achievements all were arrogantly ignored as said by Shobha De in her this article in TOI.. A must read for every Indian.. Even common people turned up in impressive numbers to say their farewells to the man they adored and respected..

Thank God that Sam Manekshaw is no more to witness this latest act of shame from Indian Politicians..

Soham – ** Hangs his head in sheer shame ***

19 Responses to “Shame on us, Indians ..”

  1. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Not the first time, is it?
    I am not surprised.

  2. :((

    sad indeed….but just do presence helps?

  3. I agree with every word you have written. Karan Thaper’s Sunday Sentiments also focused on this. This column appears in Ht.

  4. yeah, we forget our heroes very fast! ๐Ÿ™

  5. @Solitaire:

    You even hv a clue about Manekshaw ?? .. I seriously doubt it ..

    LOL !!

  6. @Chakoli:

    It’s not about presence, it’s about showing some decency..some respect to the man who served our motherland all life long..

  7. @Poonam:

    Thanks !!

  8. hey u can write the answer to all the readers in one concise comment instead of writing it seperately! ๐Ÿ™‚

    just a suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. don’t want to repeat the sakhi’s suggestion! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Agreed that politicians do all things for their vote-bank!!! I give a damn to indian politics after the incident of Abdul Kalam Azad.

    I hate myself/indians for doing nothing and always showing pity towards Republic India which lies in the hands of Democratics!

  10. @Sakhi:

    Well, it’s my old gold habit .. Will be difficult to change.. I love doing that by the way ..

    This way I can write longer comments..

  11. @illeagle:

    What incident are you talking about??..

    Well, the best thing we can do is to caste our vote to the right people..

  12. No no clue about who he is but not surprised by how Indian leaders act.

  13. very true….but politics is all about selfish motives anyways….which leader gives a damn about d country!!

  14. I agree with ur opinion……n really very shamefull for all who think themselves as truely Indians…….N all are just playing Game of politics nobody is bother about Country…….

  15. @Solitaire:

    Hmmmm ..

    If you dont know him, u just cant even blame our politicians..

    Are you not a responsible citizen of India?? .. Dounch you think u should be aware about our war and freedom heroes??..

    Life is way more than just Aamirkhan, tom cruise and ohio..

    LOL !!

  16. @Ruchi:

    Everybody is selfish .. It’s just easy to criticize politicians..

    By the way, do u give any damn about our country??

  17. @ Soham,

    Actually I am NOT a citizen of India. I do not even have voting rights there. So why would I bother?

  18. @Solitaire:

    Hmmm !! .. Great !!

  19. truly shameful.. very well written ๐Ÿ™‚

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