Gauri Lankesh- haikus in tribute.

  Last fortnight’s frightening murder of Gauri Lankesh truly shakes the democratic foundations of our nation. Tales of someone being shot down for saying things contrary to the majoritarian belief harken images of a dystopian autocratic regime such as China that restricts and wipes out any word of dissent and requires our voices to come out even stronger to prevent a worse situation.

 

She broke away, a

distributary at the gap-

ing mouth of Ganga.

 

White snow flowing down,

from mountain pedestal to

burning plains’ grassroots.

 

Her blood, now a river:

tributary to the quiet

trickle of dissent.

 

Ref:

  1. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/the-brutal-murder-of-a-firebrand-journalist/article19628762.ece
  2. https://cpj.org/reports/2016/08/dangerous-pursuit-india-corruption-journalists-killed-impunity-Introduction.php
  3. https://scroll.in/article/828018/taslima-nasrin-can-be-threatened-and-bhansali-assaulted-because-intolerance-has-pillars-of-support
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