Shame

April 13, 1919, Jalianwala Bagh, Amritsar, India: British Indian Army soldiers, under instructions from General Dyer, open fire on a peaceful gathering killing many.

April 13, 2006, Bangalore, India: “Mourners” mourning the death of Kannada film idol Rajkumar, create a riot, killing few, injuring many and causing widespread damage to property, both public and private.

87 years ago, we blamed it on one person for the senseless killing. Who do we blame now? I see an entire population of a city losing all sense because an ex-actor died at age 77, due to heart failure, for which he was receiving treatment anyway. Shame on you, Bangalore.

5 comments:

Palas said...

What a comparison!!! A real shame for Nemma Bengaluru....for once i'm really ashamed to be a citizen of Bangalore

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

even i was surprised at this kind of behaviour...

this is ridiculous !!!

Chitrangada said...

true ...

i think ppl lost the ability to understand situation but i really feel that somewhere some politics are also involved with this blore riots ..

n i like the way u compared jaliyawala bagh with this ..cos its the matter of innocent ppl .

Woodsmoke said...

Good post...short, succint, and conveys your thoughts on the matter brilliantly.
And yes, the reaction was indeed shocking.

~ Deeps ~ said...

well u gotta see wat will happen when karunanidhi or amma will die...i m sure its gonna worse than bang.....