Another innocent soul faced death, he died, and yes that horse is much like human or may be better to be called a “he”, rather than “it”. Just because he could not speak out his remorse, never meant we humans could be so blind to not even ponder over our actions! BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, who had allegedly hit Shaktiman for no reason, for which the horse’s hind leg was amputated but still the oppressor is surviving today by all means and that voiceless soul who could not even tell how hurt he was, has died, died as a tool for so many politicians to make him a talk of the town!
What’s sad is, its somewhere a convention that we follow, we remember and remorse a being much more when she/he is no more, as if their life just had no importance! Though Shaktiman was just a horse, having not even met him in person, I can reckon he was much more “just” than MLA Ganesh Joshi, or any other individual, including we could have been!
The highest question is WHY! Why do we humans harm each other? Why do we have to harm those creatures which are a base to our survival! We cannot actually survive without their presence, had it been that we could, we wouldn’t have been seeking their help at all! If they are animals doesn’t mean they cannot feel or would not be wanting to survive!
I wonder why, that in India everything ends up just being a talk of the town, or on internet, or in the newspapers! Why isn’t that we, or you or anybody could walk out, make time and look after that animal or even gather together to go and ask that Government officer who was meant to work for the welfare is rather going haywire with his job! If we humans possess a voice, sight and mind, why is it that we don’t use it when it is the most needed!
I am no one to blame anyone, I wish this structure that we are in was not so rigid that we become so constrained that we could not be there for someone who needed us the most at that time, I regret and I write this only to pose a thought, as to why could not we be the voice to the voiceless then when it was the most required! Are we even more harmful than we think of animals to be?