Month: September 2015

Silent Majority

First they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Pakistani. Then they came for the women, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Feminist. Then they came for the Adivasis, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Naxalite. Then they came for the Dalits, and I did not speak out – Because I was not an Ambedkarite. Then they came for the rationalists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the farmers, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Gandhian. Then they came for the beef-eaters, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Sickular. Then they came for the historians, and I did not speak out – Because I was not an Intellectual. Then they came for the filmmakers, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a starving Artist. They are coming …