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Words like ‘stoic, brave’, have been used to describe Kalpana Tiwari, the wife of Vivek Tiwari who was shot at point blank distance by the police. But what about her battles going forward?
I was rudely woken up from my early morning stupor when I saw the newspaper screaming at me from the front page “ UP cops gun down Apple exec,”! Beneath it was the picture of the “widely praised composed demeanour’ of his wife Kalpana Tiwari!
Words like ‘stoic, brave’ were liberally used to describe her immediate reaction to her husband’s death. How insensitive of people to pass such comments easily. Does anyone realize that she has absolutely no choice but to put up a stoic and brave front?
These qualities are thrust on people by the circumstances that has been forced upon them! The Yogi administration might have dismissed the constables involved in this act, and the law might take its own course and all would be forgotten within a few days by the media and the public. But the memories and the trauma faced by Kalpana Tiwari and her girls will be carried by them to their grave.
The sudden blow which she and her girls have to endure is most unfortunate, and no amount of money the state government has promised would suffice. Her trauma is unimaginable as she not only has to deal with her husband’s untimely death but also has to come to terms with the character assassination of her husband by the police.
Life is never fair to everyone. Her girls have to grow up without their father, whatever have they done to deserve such a fate? One definitely starts questioning the existence of God at such situations, and probably only by rationalizing it by saying that “God only tests his favourites”! We tend to accept His ruling and try to move on in life!
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