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together on this earth: are we strangers?

Those of us who are destiny’s own child they go on smiling: those of us who fall a prey into the cruel hands of destiny, it’s a different story altogether.
Those of us who wish to keep our eyes shut life is rosy;
This piece of writing is dedicated to all those...... for whom every tear that falls from any eye drops into their own heart .

Two days back I received the following e-mail which left me numb for some time. Please read on to find out about the kind of people we are living with in this world.

Dear All,
Outrage in South Africa
Last week a 3 year old girl in South Africa was beaten and raped. She is still alive. The man responsible was
released on bail yesterday. He is walking the streets. If you are too busy to read this then just sign your name and forward this on. The SOUTH AFRICAN Government is planning to close the child protection unit and this is a petition against it. This is a very important petition. It is an essential part of the justice system for children.
You may have already heard that there's a myth in South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure AIDS. Theyounger the virgin, the more potent the cure. This has led to an epidemic of rapes by infected males, with thecorrespondent infection of innocent kids. Many have died in these cruel rapes.
Recently in Cape Town , a 9-month-old baby was raped by 6 men. Please think about that for a moment......
The child abuse situation is now reaching catastrophic proportions and if we don't do something, then who will?
Please don't be complacent, do something about the children of South Africa .You can make a difference. That child is fighting for life. This is just 1 of the million cases of child abuse, so please pledge your
support and help keepCPU (CHILD PROTECTION UNIT) open. Please give your support to the petition and ensure that it goes to asmany people as possible. Please don't just leave it, help make a difference!
In order to write your name copy this message and paste it in a new mail (compose). Or click on forward and add your name to the list and send it on to others.
Thank you!

This is our society. South Africa may be a land far away from where I live but we share our space on earth with these human-beings.
What fear do we have of aliens. We live amongst them and we KNOW THEM NOT.
My salutations to all those 589 people whose names were attached with the mail who had the courage and the will to be with the cause.

May the fire within you, within us always burn!!!


pilgrimchick said…
Incredible. Seriously, and sadly, incredible.
S.Ghosh said…
truth after all... we have stopped fighting against any evil thinking the problem is not our's but forgetting we are in same species ....I read innumerable incident which appears in news paper daily ,but then each day my determination strenthen to fight against these scars of our society and knowing that there are people (thogh very less in no.) to support me....

shikhar said…
Irony is that we arent doin' anything instead forwarding these mails or writing blogs...they shud be killed by us rather!
Carnation said…
hi there! interesting blogs. very profound...hope we can do something better each day where we are.

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