Kerala : “We clap when Brazil wins, we cheer when Argentina, Brazil, England and New Zealand win. Then what is the issue when we cheer up for Pakistan”?
It is the emotional lamentation of a small girl before her mom. Mom’s answer to this exciting question is, again, incredibly significant. She soothes the daughter: “My dear daughter, what can we do ! Our countrymen have not come up to your level”.
The aforementioned is part of a drama, “Boundary”, staged by the children of Memunda Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode district. And it bagged 1st prize in the drama competition in connection with the district school youth festival. The reports from Memunda suggest that CPM-led forces dominate the school.
Why the school authorities gave the green signal for such a drama to enter the youth festival is a one-million-dollar question. And, why the judges accorded 1st prize to this very same drama is another question disturbing the right-thinking people. This part of the drama reached the world through social media.
There are reports that four years before, students of the same school had staged another drama called “Kithaab”. The meaningful dialogues were (1) Why women are not permitted to perform “Adhaan” (Azan) at mosques and (2) Why there is no male “houri’’ in heaven. (3) Women possess half the wisdom of a man. So, is that fine if they wear a half-dress?
Naturally, Muslim organisations came up with strong protests. They said they would not allow staging that drama in the state youth festival. When the controversy aggravated, school authorities escaped saying that the theatre was scripted based on the story “Vaank” (Adhaan) by Unni. R. But Unni was reported to have saved his skin, saying his story was not on those lines. Then the school authorities stated that the “KIthaab” would not be staged again as it hurt a section of the population. And they apologised to the Muslim community.
But, the same school management would not do it in the case of “Boundary”. No one expects it from them. Leftist forces, in the past, were always pro-China and pro-USSR. Even recently, CPM leaders said that the USA, Australia, Japan and Bharat are encircling China.
Returning to the latest drama, the daughter’s lamentation and the mother’s compassionate answer represent a particular ideology and agenda. Dialogue equates Brazil, Argentine, New Zealand, and England with Pakistan.
Unfortunately, no teachers or authorities there tell the emotional dialogue deliverers that England, Argentina, Brazil, England and New Zealand are not promoting Lashar-e-Taiba. They do not come forward to create a blood bath in Bharat. They do not display the heads of our beheaded soldiers as trophies. They do not engineer bomb blasts and terrorist activities in our country to massacre our people. They do not attempt to sabotage our sovereignty and national integration and finish our country off. Therefore, our compatriots have not come up to the level of clapping for Pakistan. We do not want to grow to that level. Their teachers should guide their students to search the net and learn why our fellow citizens do not clap for Pakistan. This part of the world does not tolerate whether male houri is there in heaven; then, they cannot expect the people to clap for Pakistan.
Here what we see is the successful attempt to misguide the children from the side of the Left and religious fundamentalist forces. Otherwise, innocent children would not stage such a drama which spreads anti-national sentiments. There are reports that both dramas, the four years old one and the latest one, were scripted by a single playwright. Academicians and cultural activists believe that he and school management aim to create controversies in society by creating dramas with emotionally surcharged issues and utilising the fora like youth festivals.