The so-called besieging of the ramparts of the Red Fort, the canard by paid media, and the moment of inertia for centrist liberals.
This Republic Day, we witnessed disturbing visuals. News broadcasts made us believe that the belligerents besieged the Red Fort’s ramparts and renounced their allegiance towards the Indian State. Such hyperbole was part of a well planned political script.
Farmers were in lakhs; they reportedly didn’t cause any damages to private citizen’s property. Neither seized a locality nor did they make any attempts to trespass urban dwellings of Delhi NCR.
The clash in the afternoon of the 26th prompted a sympathy makeshift towards the centre. It was a déjà vu moment for left-wing utopians, a moment for propelling canard by right-wing supporters, and last but not least, it was a moment of inertia for centrist liberals.
By evening, all over social media timelines, contrasting opinions started appearing. Leftists fought with liberal centrists. The left heart people heavily slammed the right hearts for their inertia and unsolicited support to a cause which was paradoxically not complicit to the liberal socialists (basically, the centrists are seen as highly unpatriotic and hypocrite individuals in the eyes of the Right).
How could liberals miss the opportunity of a rebuttal? They ferociously called out the act of dishonouring the national flag. Leftists countered them with the past incidents and displayed the visuals of December 2012, when Nirbhaya case had shaken the entire nation. Then, the youth, women and commoners gathered at India Gate and paraded to the Raisina Hills. For most of the media individuals, that was a moment of reclaiming the Republic. Now, there is a sudden change in the dressing room.
In defence of Maggie noodle’s moment, leftists argued that the religious overtone was not a novel Coronavirus. In fact, it’s a Spanish flu. Remember the epoch of the early 2000s when the CM of a state smeared a hate-filled religious campaign that resulted in around 2000 lives. Most recently, the same individual’s appearance in a purely religious event while holding the office of the most powerful constitutional office.
The centrists were taken aback by the above arguments, yet they didn’t give up. They relentlessly argued the fact (visuals on air) of dishonouring the national monument (earlier it was said to be the flag, but later they realised that the tricolour stood tall in its place as usual).
The writer begs your pardon for not introducing you to the script’s most important characters — the Right. There is nothing as such worth mentioning about the Right-wing supporters regarding Republic Day.
Hullabaloo and the civil dispute between liberals and leftists curtailed the suspected patriot’s acts. They were simply watching the Republic on television and laughing at the centrists’ acts of patriotism and leftists Marxism. However, by late evening, Mr Right got little wrong when the super interesting visual started capturing Twitter space. The man of the moment was Deep Sidhu. It was he who reportedly spearheaded this heroism on behalf of a political conspiracy.
The saga can’t be completed without the special mention of brave reporters. They were struggling the whole day without a sign-off and the heavily touched up anchors in studios were showcasing their blitzkrieg performance with metaphorical wordplay.
On their personal handles, reporters said that the farmers offered them water to get relieved from tear gas itching. Anchors, on the other hand, gave the verdict that the protestors were Khalistani militants. On the day of 26 January, 2021, the TVs seemed dead and the Republic seemed alive.