So, Ms Roy says that India has become a colonising power after 1947. Kashmir has never been an part of India. India is trying to take over oppressed people and is blatantly suppressiing their human rights.
People decry her remarks, and call for her to be tried for high treason!! Come on people, have some sense.. The not-so-poor lady is speaking nothing but the truth.
After all, Kashmir has always known to be the oldest democracy on the planet. Come to think of it, it has also been the oldest monarchy, plutocracy, theocracy and idiosyncrasy on earth. In fact, Ms Roy may be trusted to soon call it the only real hypocrisy on earth too... After all, Rahel and Estha do need some history lessons and where else can they get them if not Kashmir?
India is of course suppressing the human rights of the oppressed people. If an oppressed child wants to throw a few stones on a public property, who in the right frame of mind would even think of stopping him? Kids should have their share of fun and frolic, after all. And a guy setting off a bomb or two is a perfectly normal thing to do for a teenager. Come on, don't tell me you have not done it umpteen times in your heydays... And if a few people pick up some guns and shoot a few bullets in air, what is wrong in that? Did I hear someone asking about accountability for the death of innocent people by those shots? Come on, if someone deliberately tries to compete with Rajinikanth and comes in the way of a perfectly harmless innocent bullet, then that blot on the face of the earth deserves to die. You would not call such an idiot an innocent victim, would you?? And killing security forces is of course the favourite means of passing time out here. You would definitely agree with her on this. And when a friendly neighbour is paying for the toys as well as the players too, it is even more fun..
I am sure I have convinced you all about the strength of truth in the two statements expounded above. The third statement, if my memory serves me right, is that India has become a colonising power post 1947. Now this one was below the usual astute standards of Ms Roy. After all, India has always been a colonising power. Do not believe me?? Ask Timur the lame, Mahmud Ghaznavi, Genghis Khan, the Mughals, the British... The list is endless.. So many people have been pounded into submission by the war machinery of India ever since times immemorial that it is not even worth explaining.. And post independence, India took over an independent Bangladesh and colonised it into Eastern Pakistan. We took over a part of the independent Karhmir and converted it into PoK. Hell, we even took over the Aksai Chin and gave it to China to administer and lay railways there, so that Mamta Di gets some competition..
It is my sincere advice to all those villains who have nothing but ill wishes for India to look up to Ms Roy and learn something from her. It is intellectuals like her who will lead India into an era where we will be the most intellectually progressive (and at the cost of repetition, cerebrally challenged) nation on earth...
Let us all drink a toast to The God of Small Things...