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HOMICIDE AT MORBI

 


HOMICIDE AT MORBI*

-       Sagar Mal Gupta (India)

 

A small bird is collecting straw

to build a nest

in the ruins of the hanging bridge

at  Morbi,

not knowing about the collapse of the bridge

that killed 135  persons

for no fault of theirs.

Many women lost their husbands,

Many mothers lost their sons and daughters,

Many sisters lost their brothers,

and vice versa.

But the contractor

responsible for the tragedy

is at large  because ,

He is as powerful as a rock.

He has the support of

his more powerful community,

and more powerful persons

in the echelon

like a creeper against a tree.

After some time people would forget

this tragedy,

because public memory

is very short.

But the family of the dead

are suffering from intense agony

and pain which is difficult to forget.

If you visit the hanging bridge,

at Morbi, you would hear

the cries of the dead

asking for revenge and punishment,

for the culprits and would not rest

in peace,

till the guilty are punished.

now it is your turn,

to take action.

 

*A city  in Morbi district of Gujrat

 

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