The Lynching At Rampura Lake
Do you know what it’s like to beat a man
by Iftekhar Sayeed
To death? Nobody asked me if I felt
Guilty afterwards, but the answer to
Both questions would be ‘no’. Feel guilty? Hell!
I relished every punch – not that I could
Get many in, you know! There must have been
Five hundred people, a thousand fists and feet
Rammed into breaking bone and cracking flesh!
Why did they do it? It was people power!
Genuine, bona fide, real democracy –
For once, for one night, these two murderers
Could not take refuge with the gangsters, the
Two political parties we’d voted for –
Never again, I swear, not after what I’ve done!