It’s all very good that Mr Obama came to India and literally took the country by storm.
He then went back and within a few days ruffled a whole lot of feathers when he spoke about alleged religious intolerance in the land of Mahatma Gandhi.
We were very gracious hosts to the American president but his words annoyed a lot of us. However, we let it pass after making some noise.
Just days after that, now we see horrific videos of the incident in Alabama where a 57-year Indian grandfather, Sureshbhai Patel, has been left paralyzed, thanks to insensitive policemen who in their wisdom claimed they were dealing with a terrorist.
Where was the need for such brutality? Why does this happen again and again? While it’s not the first time with an Indian, with other minorities in the United States, this has become commonplace.
Every society has to be careful and watch their backs. But is this the way? Just one insensitive and reckless act has paralyzed an innocent man whose only fault, apparently, was he did not speak English.
The cop has been dismissed and arrested. A probe is now on and responsibility will be fixed.
But such probes have happened earlier as well. Yet such incidents are repeated. Hopefully, things will change.
That said, what’s happened to Mr Obama and our own Narendra Modi? The two of them, together, are known for their Tweeting and their bonhomie. Isn’t it strange they have both lost their voice?
Their deathly silence has not helped.
Have a look at this link and one can appreciate the gravity of what happened!