Its so hard to tell if its fury or shame that engulfs this moment. Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving attacker of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in Indian custody, made it to one of the headlines of the Times of India on May 21, 2012.And for what reasons?For those of us wondering so,it is his diet!
Having felt,witnessed,seen or suffered the brutality of the horrendous day,the Indians or perhaps humanity is waiting for an explanation.Though no explanation could suffice to stand at par the fear and torture,there still survives an inclination in the hope for justice.
The headline states “No more non- vegetarian food for Ajmal Kasab”.Is this what India wants to know???
Is this in answer to the sacrifice of the martyrs?Is this what every family pushed into the dungeons of darkness post that horrendous day has in reply to ‘Why us’?
And what in the world does it mean when it is so stated, “he now gets to eat what other petty criminals eat”? Why was he given special treatment all the while?
I have read through the report more than 10times now,each time trying to forcefully convince myself that it might make sense to have that piece of information in the newspaper.And every time I go through the lines, detailing, how he was fed non vegetarian on some occasions previously,now changed to a vegetarian diet,it infuriates me.Not to think of his diet,but to the profound importance placed upon his eating habits and timings ,raising him to the stature of a celebrity,when the people are fed Silence.
India watched and kept watching to the extent of desensitization.Blood then created tremors of rage than fear,And for all we know,one man was caught alive.Being responsible for the sheer helplessness of the day the Indians watched the attacks unfold, he has a punishment today.The removal of meat from his diet!!!!
Could this quench the hunger for justice?