INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN..323
DR K Prabhakar rao
Gandhi, Nehru and patel are seen sitting at a park at lower tank bund in Hyderabad.. Weather is cool and light breeze is seen blowing
Gandhi. Patel climate has changed in Hyderabad. Otherwise it was so much oppressing.
Patel. Bapu People are also much oppressed here in Hyderabad.
Gandhi. What is that?. What do you mean by that?
Patel. Bapu, the city was a bit tense with police patrolling Osmania University area. There was too much of vehicle checking
Gandhi. Why the fear?
Patel. Bapu, The students belonging to a section from Osmania university decided to conduct a fest of beef which every year they conduct
Gandhi. Why this university is always in news? During Telangana agitation the students of this University created great law and order problems. There was no academic environment.It earned very bad name in 1968 and its degrees were not recognized.
Patel. Yes This university is famous for that. Guys hardly study. The university is managing by virtue of past name.
Gandhi. Is it so bad?
Patel. Yeah Bapu. All troubles start from here only. There has been big controversy on Beef eating. You know in north India, a guy was beaten to death because he ate beef. It was a big news. It became a communal problem . Some how the situation was controlled. Here in Hyderabad the BJP guys have taken up the cause and said they would prevent the beef fest at Osmania university while students were adamant. The court also gave directive that it should not be not held till further orders. Tension built up rapidly as students were bent on violating court orders.
Gandhi. Then what happened?
Patel. Police has deployed more than 1500police men at university and the concerned MLA of BJP was also not allowed to take a rally. The crisis was averted. But tensions are there. Police resorted to too much of checking and innocents were harassed. Life has become oppressive
Gandhi, I know that police guys need little scope to trouble guys although they have to do duty. But they also over react and become repressive.
Patel. Bapu in all countries police is used for repression of society. It is a govt tool for coercion, oppression and state terrorism.
Gandhi. It will have its own repercussions. However in what way we are bothered.
Nehru. Why Bapu? Are you not bothered if people are suffering?
Gandhi. Yet it has not grown to that level. Any how the beef trouble is over for time being.
Patel. Partly. Hotels in posh areas who serve beef are displaying that they are serving buffalo meat and not cow meat or bullock meet.
Gandhi. In what way meat differs between a buffalo and cow meat
Patel. I can not say as I never ate them.
Gandhi. Both are domestic animals used widely in India
Patel. Cow is considered an holy animal. It is loved by lord Krishna.
Gandhi. Is buffalo a bad animal? Maximum guys drink buffalo milk. He Buffalo is the vehicle for Lord yama.
Patel. Every animal is in fact a mount for some god. There are thousands of gods and need variety of animals.
Gandhi. In fact all animals are good. We have goats, sheep, pigs, that are reared, But our guys kill them in large numbers for eating.
Patel. Now what is going to happen? In fact peole are divided on the issue of beef. Many are of the opinion that people have the right to eat what they choose
Gnadhi. But they can not fellow humans . They can not be cannibals.
Patel. Bapu. This is too much
Gandhi.For muslims it is a regular diet. A section of Hindus also devour beef regularly. But BJPguys want beef eating to be banned. They want ban on killing cows.
Patel. India is wasting time on such issues and such issues are causing disruption in progress
Gandhi.Patel, India declared peacock as national bird. One can not kill and eat it.
Patel. Does it mean one can eat it alive?
Gandhi. No jokes please. We are discussing serious matter
Patel. Sorry babpu.
Gandhi. It is OK
Gandhi. Jawahar. You keep away from discussion. Why?
Nehru. There is nothing to discuss. Does our discussion make any impact on the issue. We are dead.
Gandhi. What is wrong in it?
Nehru. These issues are raised by political parties to create tension in society and they try to take advanatage for self glorification.
Gandhi. You are true to some extent. Every society has certain norms. We created India as a secular country.
Patel. What goes on is false secularism. In the name of secularism Hindus are suppressed in India by the govt.The govt has interfred in temple affairs while they turn heads for mosques. Minorities have started feeling that they have special status in India while majority community is the sucker.
Gandhi.Patel. You may not be correct.
Patel. I am hundred percent correct.Jawaharlal was practicing false secularism in fact. He was against military action against Nizam of Hyderabad in 1948. The nizam wanted to be independent creating a third Pakistan.
Nehru. Patel. Your views are not accepted.
Patel. Your acceptanace has no meaning for me.
Gandhi Come on guys. You are getting personal.I have come to conclusion that India is a mismanaged country fot for a foreign rule as stated by W Churchill long ago.
Patel. True. Shall we go back to UK and request the queen to take over again.
Gandhi. I am sure they will run away after seeing us and hearing our proposal. Haaa..haa
( Gandhi throws hands in to air and bursts into laughter. He calms down and sings)
India is now of no interest to English men
Who are happy eating meat and chicken
They are happy that we have many vows
And sure to go back to era of arrows and bows
Patel. Yeah… well sung bapu.
Gandhi. Friends. It is getting dark. Let us go.This is not a safe place. Let us go
The trio walks away slowly