The main reason being she had the audacity to pass that remark while the ugly truth was that the reason the poor guy had to hang on to that bus was because for the past few years, the intake of the students has been increasing year by year, while the number of buses still remain the same. The bus which leaves ten minutes earlier leaves in the same condition too! With new hostels being built far away, it's not possible to reach college on time if the bus is missed. So there is no option than to hang on and pray you reach safely! And even if the students enter the class 5 minutes late, attendance is not given and at the end of the semester if the attendance is short even by 1%, ordi is ensured! In such a situation, what is a student supposed to do? And after all this,we get to hear those insensitive remarks.
Yesterday after the condolence meeting, more than 2000 students thronged for justice. There were banners, placards, slogans being shouted, names being called, property being broken(which most of us are not proud of.Vandalism was totally uncalled for). The rally which started at 3 pm went on till about 9 pm. The first and foremost demand was the resignation of the Director, then and there. Students refused to budge till this was granted. Police was called, still everyone stood their ground. The management tried to pacify the crowd by luring them with 3 days leave which was 'BOO'ed upon.
Finally, the Vice-Chancellor announced the golden words, that the director had resigned!!!!! There was joy and victory in the air. People cheered, hugged, screamed their hearts out. Everybody hailed the name of the boy who passed away. We felt him smile over us from his now heavenly abode. But among the people who supported the same cause, there was a difference of opinion. Within unity, i found diversity.
One set of people felt that it wasn’t right to use a person’s death to trigger a change for the college, and yesterday should have been a peaceful day to mourn, lighting candles and remembering him. Yet another set of people believed the dead cannot be brought back to life, but the situation can be used to do good to the college he was a part of, and a protest which he would probably have supported too if he was alive. The former saw silent mourning as a mark of respect for the departed soul, while the latter felt nothing but fighting for the reason that caused his death would bring him eternal peace.
Which one of these are right, are they both? Or are they both wrong? Who is to decide? Well, here’s my take on it..
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