The Queen of all our hearts

The Queen of all our hearts

September was a bad month for England, and I was surprised to learn that there was no such effect in India. Queen Elizabeth’s passing has prompted thousands of English citizens to stop focusing on the shockingly high energy bills and stand in a queue to pay their respects, and I wonder if there is any equivalent of grief in our country. Why was there no form? I hoped that at least a week of mourning would process the grief of losing a monarch who has been a fixture in our lives for decades. Yes, on paper she may have had nothing to do with India, but can we really deny how important she was?

Critics say that she was not a particularly good person and did not deserve much attention. They may talk about how far she was from the common people, how she was not a particularly observant mother, how she did nothing to protect her daughters-in-law, or how Britain committed the crimes in the many colonies. He was complicit in and territories.

To these critics, I say, given the massive economic gap that has always existed between Britain’s elite and its working class, it would have been impossible for them to be more accessible. This is why the United Kingdom was estimated to have spent an estimated US$9 million on her funeral, even as more than 2 million adults in that country went without food for an entire day in the past month. Because they could not afford food. Is it the Queen’s fault that she was rich when the rest of Britain should have just worked a little harder to make more money?

This allegation of not protecting her daughters-in-law is also ridiculous as it does not give us the full picture. Yes, she may have failed to publicly acknowledge Princess Diana’s death for five days and to protect and protect her latest American daughter-in-law from a vile and perennially racist press, but Joe We don’t see how she went above and beyond to take care of the only children that matter in the bigger scheme of things – her extraordinary sons. We don’t get into how she didn’t let her eldest son’s alleged adultery get in the way of her professional career as a royal.
We don’t see how she selflessly spent millions of pounds to protect her young son from unnecessary allegations of sexual abuse. If these actions don’t make her a great mom, I’m not sure what does.

As for criticism of her silence, while Britain had brutalized her subjects in Kenya, Cyprus, or Northern Ireland among other countries, it is unreasonable to assume that she knew what was going on. . She met with many, many prime ministers of her country only once a week, and it’s entirely possible that they met to discuss the health of her many, many dogs rather than matters of state policy. So, why should he be held accountable for something he was not aware of at all?

It is nave to attack him for any alleged atrocities, as there is a long and well-documented history of British war crimes long after the glory days of imperialism came into existence. Could the Queen really be expected to log on to Wikipedia or read an impartial newspaper and familiarize herself with these crimes when the focus was on tea parties with world leaders? The idea itself is absurd.

This leads me to a demand raised in recent weeks by some of my more vocal countrymen. They want England to return the Kohinoor diamond after the Queen’s death, and I think this is an injustice to their poor family. Yes, her country may have robbed us of around US$ 45 trillion in monetary value today, but it is pertinent to mention that the Kohinoor is one of only 2,800 stones installed in the queen’s crown. This would leave the Taj with just 2,799 stones to take away.

We need to be kind and acknowledge that India has recently overtaken the UK to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Do we like to ask a poor country for something valuable when it has lost its queen? I am glad that at least some of us have forgiven the British for the way we treated us for centuries. The Prime Minister expressed his “deepest condolences” and showed us all how important it is for us to forgive and forget.

When she doesn’t boast about all things Mumbai, Lindsay Pereira can almost be cute. He @lindsaypereira . tweeted on
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