Saturday, March 2, 2024

United We Stood; Divided They Fell

8Opinion – Zainab Amal</>

The goosebumps we experienced when we saw the public of a country standing up united for what they thought as just and right may not go in vain. We might study about the struggles endured by the people of Turkey, as a responsible homage to the nation, they were brought up in and to the leader whom they all loved dearly, along with the democratic experiences of Poland, Myanmar, Nepal and so on in our lessons from now on. Then, as for those people who called Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Hitler of the modern era; they were tyrants who had fed the gunmen of Netanyahu, the ‘great’.

To the citizens of Turkey, we stood dumbfounded by what the entire nation showed to those around you and, most importantly, those ‘within’ you. Hats off to that sort of patriotism blazing high in you. No doubt, we were struck by the colorful illustration of another quote we ignorantly repeated: United we stand; divided we fall. That mere demonstration had made all the difference.

 

Zainab Amal – Student of BA.(Hons)Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, India

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