WHAT PA­TRI­O­TISM MEANS TO ME

CALL OF THE SOUL, LOVE OF THE HOME­LAND, DE­VO­TION TO ONE’S WORK... IT MEANS DIF­FER­ENT THINGS TO DIF­FER­ENT PEO­PLE

India Today - - 72 YEARS OF INDEPENDEN­CE -

ME­GAN KACHARI, 52 Poet, for­mer pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the United Lib­er­a­tion Front of As­sam (ULFA)

“THE RE­VIVAL OF RE­GRES­SIVE FORCES HAS THREAT­ENED THE EX­IS­TENCE OF DAL­ITS, TRIB­ALS AND MI­NORI­TIES. WITH SCANT RE­SPECT FOR DEMO­CRATIC IN­STI­TU­TIONS AND THE CON­STI­TU­TION, THEY SEEK TO IM­POSE A CRUDE AND EXHIBITION­IST FORM OF NA­TION­AL­ISM. PA­TRI­O­TISM IS EVERY CIT­I­ZEN’S CALL OF THE SOUL. IT’S NOT IM­POSED, IT’S A NAT­U­RAL IN­STINCT.”

NILOTPAL BARUAH

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