Call for revolution

Deccan Chronicle.

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But frankly, what is more frightening than the incident itself, is the fact that there is a monotony setting in to writing these posts.

Prithviraj Sukumaran.

A day after the accused in the case of the death of two minors in Walayar, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, in a fierce note, bursts out against the denial of justice to the assaulted girls and their family. His post reads, "It's that time again folks! Where every person worth a few followers on social media (me included) will pen an emotionally charged, beautifully worded social media post. About how the two girls and their families deserve justice, how we as a society deserve justice and how we can collectively snowball a movement with a carefully thought out "hashtag".

But frankly, what is more frightening than the incident itself, is the fact that there is a monotony setting in to writing these posts. A pattern. You know how to begin, how to present the conflict, and how to poignantly sign off with the call for a resolution. You're an expert. You've become one.

"They deserve justice". "Justice for the Walayar girls". "Punish the rapists".

Really? Do these need to be even said? Does it really take a social media mob for the system to act every time? Is that where we are? Still?

I have a feeling we are dangerously close to giving up. And when a populace gives up on the system that sustains their structure, there will always be a revolution. In one form or the other."

Prithviraj's call for revolution was followed by actors Tovino Thomas and Unni Mukundan, who too took to social media to air their anguish. While Tovino called for the youth to react to the situation where the perpetrators are let free and the victims are penalised, Unni vehemently criticised the inhumane denial of justice to the children who lost their lives at the tender age of seven and 11.

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