A life well lived

Bekhudee kee jindagi hum jiya nahi karte,
Jaam doosron se chheen kar hum piya nahi karte,
Unko mohabbat hain to aakar izhaar kare,
Peechha hum bhi kisika kiya nahi karte.

Phool hoon gulab kaa chameli ka mat samajhna,
Aashiq hoon aapka, apne saheli ka mat samajhna

Tere Dil Mein Meri Saanson Ko Panaah Mil Jaaye,
Tere Ishq Mein Meri Jaan Fanaa Ho Jaaye

A protestor of the movie “Fanaa” died of his injuries suffered due to self-immolation. The ruling BJP party in the state of gujrat banned the movie after the lead actor criticized the government efforts in the rehabilitation of the farmers affected by the Narmada river dam. The views (not different from the Supreme Court ruling) were seen as a personal affront to the party, even
though the movie had no connection to the political scenario.

After the supreme court overturn on the ban, the movie was released in one movie theatre in the entire state. One of the protestors of the movie then set fire to himself as an act of protest. The region faces chronic droughts, the infrastructure is non existant, has a history of religious tensions and the most worthy reason the youth had to end his life was to protest a badly made movie. To add to the thoughtlessness of the entire situation, locals thought his sacrifice was for a good cause and raised 100000 Rs for his family.

All in all, by general consensus, a life well lived.