It Was Not Just Farmers Who Were Murdered in Lakhimpur Kheri

It was a murder of a constitution that safeguards our rights as citizens
by the manifesto of a dictatorial political party.
It was a murder of the dreams of our freedom fighters by criminals turned lawmakers.
It was a murder of the collective conscience of a people blinded by bigotry and fascist religious rhetoric.
It was a murder of our tri-colour flag by a saffron-coloured dagger dipped in the poison of hate.
It was a murder of the soul of India – not just by those in power,
but also by the cold stoic silence of spectators.

Sonit Surana is an undergrad student pursuing Engineering from Howrah, West Bengal. He likes to extensively read and write on socio-political issues, and believes in using art as a mirror to reflect truth to society.

Featured image: Illustration of a protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Photo: PTI. Illustration: The Wire