Nine children die horribly in Kannur, but we will move on

The death of nine primary school children of Perumannu at Iritty-Taliparamba State Highway near Kannur, in a socially progressive, highly literate and rights-conscious state like Kerala is unlikely to stir civil society in this country to the other terror — the war on our roads.

We mourn the death of these defenceless children, who perished even before they could understand the meaning of life and death.

In their graves, these children will eternally mock the vision of progress that we have, and we must bear the supreme shame that we have created a society that worships material objects and does not care for its children.

Of what use the rising GDP when it bears down on our hapless children, on women, old people and the disabled like a steamroller, ever ready to destroy?

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