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हुतात्म्यांना फाशी…….कविता करकरे (Hanging of martyrs)Should martyrs be hanged?…..Kavita Karkare

Died: September 29, 2014, Mumbai, India

हुतात्म्यांना फाशी…….कविता करकरे

This is a poem written by Kavita Karkare, the wife of martyr Hemant Karkare. The poem was read by Kavita, who passed away on Monday

Died: September 29, 2014, Mumbai, India

   At the Marathi book launch of ‘To The Last Bullet – The Inspiring Story Of A Braveheart Ashok Kamte’ by Vinita Kamte, Vinita Deshmukh.

Following is the English translation of the poem.

Do not make the mistake of becoming a martyr in this country,

as you will be branded a headless chicken

and a dumb ass who went forward (to face the threat)

‘Why do martyrs get the Ashokchakra?’

Such will be the sophistries after your death.

The Ram Pradhan Committee will hang even the martyrs,

hence don’t make the mistake of becoming a martyr in this country

‘Why was timely help not provided during 26/11

or why were the bodies lying on the road for 40 minutes?’

Do not raise such questions as the wife of a martyr in this country.

But first, do not commit the crime of becoming a martyr in this country.

No country subjects their martyrs to an alcohol test. Our country does.

Do not try to understand the politics behind this.

Why did a certain officer switch off his cell phone?

Or why was some officer sitting on the terrace?

Do not stand up bravely and point fingers their way

The compensation for martyrs got talked about a hundred times,

and the accounts of leave encashment and Provident Fund were given

If that was not enough, there were reminders of the Rs 15000 that were given for the last rites.

Do not make the mistake of becoming a martyr while being in a government job.

Murders are forgiven in this country.

Those who have been released from prison after being charged with corruption

can mingle among the masses with their heads held high.

But when you become a martyr, you become a pariah.

Do not ever commit the crime of becoming a martyr in this country.

Should martyrs be hanged?

Or should their martyrdom be kept alive?

You will decide. You will be keeping a flame that torch that we have lit.

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