Remember this pic? Chances are, you won’t. Public memory in India is short and this is not an image that would interest any of our opinionated‪#‎libtards‬ in the media.

Four years ago, on this very day, a mob of over 40,000 very peaceful people gathered at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, to protest against atrocities on the Rohingyas in distant ‪#‎Myanmar‬!

The mob soon erupted into a full-scale riot. They attacked OB vans, torched public transport vehicles and attacked cops with hockey sticks, iron rods, and stones. According to an account by the cops themselves, at least five women constables on duty were molested. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, a memorial dedicated to the memory of the soldiers was desecrated.

The police officers on duty watched helplessly as they had orders to NOT retaliate. A lady constable later wrote a scathing poem about the events of the day and was punished for it by the government. The police journal that had published the poem actually had to apologize.

No one, however, has apologized for the desecration of the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

Not that it matters to anyone. NO one in the media even cares to mention the story or to find out whether the man in the pic was punished or not.

After all, this was just a peaceful protest!

– Shefali Vaidya


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