12 Oct, 2015
No, This Land And Country Is Not Ours Anymore: An Open Letter From An Indian Student – Countercurrents.org
I am Aslah, 21 years old, a post-graduate student in history. I have few things to tell this world.
During our school days, we had history to study learn. World’s largest country Russia, smallest country Vatican, most populated country China – all these we had by hearted then. Also when asked about the largest democracy in the world, we would enthusiastically write India.
During school assemblies, the National anthem was being sung, not just did we keep quiet but also smacked the nearby friend on the head when he created nuisance. Watching police and army in cinemas gave us Goosebumps. In my school days, I have always dreamed with open eyes of becoming a collector and serving my India.
However, I have something different to tell all of you. This is someone else’s country now. Not ours.