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Aarti Tikoo Singh @AartiTikoo
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Human rights activism of the 80s and 90s in India was essentially junket tourism and non-taxable money-minting industry packaged as a great service to humanity. Average Indians still reeling under the effects of socialism, understood nothing about it then. 1/n
When I was a young refugee student, I used to often wonder about the human rights activists who were friends of leaders of terror groups in Kashmir. Kashmiri terrorists used to brag about their “Indian friends”. 2/n
I used to also wonder about the Delhi “liberals” who looked the other way when it came to such friendships between “human rights activists” and murderers. 3/n
I didn’t have the language or articulation then to point out what was fundamentally immoral & unethical in such relationships and the silence of liberals. Times changed.We all grew up to find our voices.We spoke but no one heard. And now we are in a different time altogether.4/n
Now even if you don’t want to hear, it’s being blared out day in day out on television and on the streets of India. People shouting and screaming today no longer care about the decency and civility, the values we were raised with. 5/n
They will shove their newly found truths down your throat whether you like it or not. Many among us cringe and sigh but the truth is out there—the anarchists of the 80s and 90s could get away with anything because they had two things—money and the English language. 6/n
The liberal tongue was tied because the anarchists masquerading as human rights champions were nobody but their own bratty children or cousins or losers of their clans and families. It’s a one large family, serving another family, the mai baap. That’s all there is to it. 7/n
Now, the same people are crying hoarse because they know their time is over and the time for their questioning has arrived. 8/n
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