NO ONE DARES TO REMEMBER THE DEAD! NO ONE DARES TO RECALL LAHORE AND CHITTAGONG. NO ONE DARES TO SAY TEH WORD "PARTITION". EVEN THE SUPREME COMMANDER, WHO IS RECEIVED IN SRINAGAR WITH THE CRIES OF "INDIAN DOG GO HOME!" CANNOT BUY ANY IMMOVABLE PROPERTY IN KASHMIR!
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Subject: Re: Dear Ungrateful Indian Countrymen.
Date: 12 July 2015 01:42:58 GMT+01:00
This is one of the most soul stirring e-mails we have ever read.
The moving plea of the esteemed writer is crying out to the whole nation to show guts and courage to REMEMBER OUR DEAD, especially when we hold WORLD RECORD in the number of dead over centuries, as well as with regard to the speed at which we throw them out of our minds.
Is it not a fact that those who VALUE themselves will value and remember their kith and kind and fellow countrymen/women who died for Dharma or Dharti?
Let us address Prime Minister, Shri Modi direct on this vital issue.
"Dear Prime Minister,
ONLY THE HONOURABLE HONOUR THEIR DEAD!
You will agree that our Dead of Civil (notably in Noakhali and West Punjab in 1946/1947) were decent humans, deserving dignity and honour; and the Dead of Military who defend our frontiers day and night, and ensure peace ALL OVER, especially in J& K State and during the three all-out wars against our arch enemy Pakistan, deserve to be remembered and honoured.
Please order the construction of several appropriate Memorials to honour their sacred memory in every State, in order to serve as a reminder of their ultimate sacrifice for the Motherland.
In a message dated 12/07/2015 01:16:45 GMT Daylight Time, XXXXXXXXXXX writes:
If you want me to give you Freedom, it won't come free. Let's make a deal. You don't Forget our Martyrs and I won't Forgive your Enemies. I want to make it very clear to you. Unless you learn to respect your Martyrs like the Westerners in the piece below, I can't assure you that India will not be invaded and occupied. However, if you want to be Slaves again, the Choice is yours.......
Some Will Never Forget Their Dead while Some Simply Won't Remember.
The harsh reality - We lost 18 of our bravest. The sad truth - we shall soon forget, life goes on.
Many years ago standing on the Rock at Gallipoli I had wondered as to what do these Brits & Aussies have in them that even with a full half century and a quarter gone by they still throng to this desolate place - thousands of miles away from their homes - only coz their nation will never allow the memories of their martyrs be forgotten. The annual ceremony at Gallipoli is an extremely poignant and emotional affair. 2nd and 3rd generation descendants - who never even saw the men who fell at Gallipoli, stand in solemn silence grieving with moist eyes and a lump in their throats. Australia sends at least 3-4 ministers while senior representatives from their MoD as well as Pentagon are also in attendance.
These memories and thoughts got rekindled yet again in 2014 when we hosted Prince Andrews at the Kohima War Cemetery. The Prince was on a world tour in commemoration of the 75th year of the Queen's coronation. He had a two and a half day itinerary in India and had been advised to visit Chennai (Madras), Mumbai
( Bombay), Kolkotta ( Calcutta) and Delhi. These were the venues of obvious choice – after all what better way to rekindle our colonial past than to take the Royalty to each of the three Presidencies !
Needles to say, at each of the venues he would have been assured of a grand reception and a gala time.
But what did he choose ? The Prince politely declined all offers of gala times and receptions. He requested for a one and a half day visit to the Kohima War Memorial. His reasoning was brutally simple - he was on a world tour to pay homage to those who had kept the Union Jack flying high !!
He landed in the sweltering heat of Dimapur, refused to take a heptr flight to Kohima, coz he wanted to get a feel of the road that had been rendered so vulnerable in the face of the advancing Japanese.
For a scheduled 45 minutes ceremony he spent nearly two hours, visiting each and every grave. Returned the next day to Delhi, visited the India Gate and flew out to Singapore the same day.
No visits to Taj or any other place of tourist or diplomatic interest.
He was kind enough to answer my query, as to why had he come all the way when a symbolic wreath laying at the India Gate would have sufficed. His answer, "Because we care and when you care no distance is too long and no journey too arduous.".
Suddenly, It all became crystal clear - some will never forget their dead, some simply won't remember !
Wake up fellow countrymen, we soldiers may die for our country but won't like you to be the slaves once again