'BARBED BORDER MY FOOT'- RIVER RAVI
- B.S GorayaJul 20, 2005'BARBED BORDER MY FOOT'- RIVER RAVI
Prof Mohan Singh once wrote'
" Who can measure the freedom
Of waves of ecstatic Chenab
and the carefree winds of the East?'
But the Govt of India did attempt to measure it.
Because it thought when the freedom of rivers could be
arrested in the big dams of Bhakra etc who bothers
the currents of the tiny Ravi. But it has proved
wrong. Ravi has uprooted many a border pillar and
washed away the barbed fencing that separated the two
people of India and Pakistan who were once one like
the waters of Ravi and the winds that bother little
Yesterday many newspapers of Punjab have carried the
story how Ravi has washed away Barbed Border and the
Pillars and the BSF pickets. But no loss to life.
Govt of India which seldom hears the agonies of people
rose to the occasion and has immediately sanctioned
Rs. 1.5 crores for repairs of Border Fence.
The amount otherwise meant meals for about 30,00000
hungry mouths of Orissa, Andhra, Jharkhand, Bihar etc
whose crores of people are living below poverty line.
These newspapers have also posted photos of barbed
wire being washed away.
This has happened near Kartarpur territory. Should I
take it a positive omen?
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