Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Saga of Disagreement

Two born enemies may reconcile with each other, and so can two bitter brothers, but not if there are foreign interests who need to keep the bitterness strong, to keep the fire of hatred and betrayal burning.

A nation is not made by boundaries, not made by languages, or religion for that matter. It is the people who make a nation. So when the common man of both Hindustan and Pakistan have no strong reasons of enmity with each other, then how come there is this disruption every time, we take a step forward as two nations, as two brothers hand in hand.

Who wreaked such havoc upon these people`s lives. ? The train is ironically named 'Samjhauta', meaning Agreement, but there is a sense of disagreement somewhere. Where does it lie? Surely not in the minds of the common man. Not in the minds of the leaders of the nations, going by the trouble they take to have peace talks at least. Then where..?

I truly found my voice in Sagarika Ghose`s post. She has written a brilliant piece about the bonding found on this wonderful train.

The last word of our journey thus belonged to Syed Yakoob, a tele-marketing operator:

"All those rich people who go to seminars and talks on India-Pakistan peace, why don't they actually travel by the Samjhauta Express to see what India-Pakistan peace is really about?"


Truly there is peace. There is bonding, there is love and brotherhood, but where the disagreement comes from is still beyond my understanding. It is still beyond the knowledge of the common man, who knows best to silently suffer, whenever he is grossly wronged. He fights and moves on with his life, wondering when this saga of disagreement started and when and how it will end.

12 comments:

alex said...

Truly said.

I too wonder now.

iamvisheshur said...

it is as sad as sad it can be..
where are we heading?

Deepak said...

So true.
Somebody out there doesn't like to see us live in peace.

It really is saddening to see this unrest in the world. Are people asking for something they don't deserve? For God's sake, they just want to live in peace in their small world.

Nariyal Chutney said...

You have hit the nail on the head Sreejith . Had a chnace to interact with so many people from Pakistan in my postgraduation . They were similar people like us who wished there was peace between India & Pakistan and there were more exchanges between the countries.I felt at home like anywhere in north India with them.Since it is the people who make the nation as you said sometimes I used to wonder , whos is sowing the seeds of enimity :I

Marutham said...

A very sad happening... So true!!

And yes- everytime i used to wonder the same way u have..
Its not the so called Indian-Pakistani-- who r common man & when meet exchange a smile...
It is someone else who play in between.

//The train is ironically named 'Samjhauta', meaning Agreement, but there is a sense of disagreement somewhere. Where does it lie? Surely not in the minds of the common man. Not in the minds of the leaders of the nations, going by the trouble they take to have peace talks at least. Then where..?// :((

~~ Marutham.

starry nights said...

It is so sad but true. Now i am beginning to wonder where the problem lies, not in the minds of the common man.

Srijith Unni said...

@Alex: Yes Alex.. We really need to give it a thought

@Vishesh: That`s what we need to find out I guess and soon..!

@Deepak: It surely is a man-made tragedy deepak.! They say that when the Godhra Carnage happened, a Muslim Terrorist was born, When the Mumbai blasts happened, a Hindu Fanatic was born, things like this show that there are bigger motives, which we are perhaps unaware of.

@Nariyal: Yes NC.. Truly they were are all part of our country once right, so our hearts will remain same, irrespective of other boundaries.

@Marutham: Yes, truly Sad.. I wish things change for the better

@Starry: Yes starry surely not in the minds of common man.!

Seema said...

It is the people who make a nation....Very true,the common man who loves peace..the common man who fends for his everyday living by working hard!!!
Guess its only some criminal minded people with vested interests that spoil the show...RUTHLESSLY !
Great post Srijith !!!

clash said...

Its all about a covert shimmering hatred between religions.

Sreejith Kumar said...

Political parties in both countries need this hatred in between for diplomatic and emotional gains, one should say. The common man, as always, likes to have peace...

Hope you are fine....

passerby55 said...

I think we should now come to an agreemnent that maybe no samjhauta is possible.

when will this all stop? or will it ever.

All such news these days seems to have lost importance. Life is no longer precious...sad.

Keshi said...

it seems the world dont know what Peace n harmony is anymore.

Keshi.