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"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" - Elie Wiesel .

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Asked by rajneesh Rediff, 12 Mar '09 10:36 am
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Absolutely correct . One of my friends wrote this after the Mumbai attacks....so true....... I will, again, sleep peacefully in my bed tonight also. I slept when Kanishka was blown up. I slept when hindus killed muslims, when muslims killed hindus regardless of age, gender or region. I slept when sikhs were gutted and killed. I slept when Kashmir burnt. I slept when a plane full of passengers and crew was taken to Kandahar. I slept when Biharis were targeted. And so will I sleep tonight when Mumbai once again burns. I am an Indian. I sleep. My country has been taken hostage not by terrorists. No, not by terrorists, but by people within it - ruling it. My country and my countrymen are held hostage and captive by its incompetent, uneducated, dishonest, exploitative, impotent, inefficient politicians, government and all its administrative departments. Efficiency is shown in bribing and in buying votes and seats, competence in bringing down other parties, expertise in bringing ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Mar '09 10:39 am

 
  
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Silence (and neutrality) are sometimes TREACHEROUS. Certain occasions demand that we speak up, full-throatedly support the cause which in our eyes is right. Diplomacy at such junctures is not a trait to be praised but a kind of dastardliness to be condemned.
Answered by Lion Heart, 12 Mar '09 03:33 pm

 
  
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If I feel that it's important for me to take side of my companions coz they need me, I'll definitely take side (I don't like this but still, it's my duty as a friend). But I analyze things very late, that goes against me rR :))
Answered by prashant sharma, 13 Mar '09 09:47 pm

 
  
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Might is right, that is world order. If the oppressor and tormenter is mightier than you, and you have no reason to interfere, why to burn fingers. I am not such type to poke my nose here and there for no reson.
Answered by Chinna, 12 Mar '09 10:38 am

 
  
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So wat is d qstn....
Answered by ankit shivam, 12 Mar '09 10:37 am

 
  
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Very true Rajneesh ji. I totally agree with this lines of Elie Wiesel.
Answered by peekay first, 12 Mar '09 01:40 pm

 
  
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Totally agree with this.. though nowadays the tormentor leaves the victim and turn to you if he/she senses that victim is getting help from you. Earlier.. times were different.. helping people was always a thing looked forward to.. Nowadays requires a whole lot of guts to do it.. but would not refrain from doing it.. Even if the general trend is "Neiki Kar darya mein dal"
Answered by Juliana, 12 Mar '09 10:40 am

 
  
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I agree with Elie Wiesel .
Answered by Tushar Kher, 12 Mar '09 10:37 am

 
  
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