Suman Palit reports on the thin veneer of human civilization:
“The mob started chasing us with burning tires after we were forced to leave Gangotri society [a housing colony]. We saw them strip 16-year-old Mehrunissa. They were stripping themselves and beckoning to the girls. Then they raped them right there on the road. We saw a girl’s vagina being slit open. Then they [the bodies] were burned,” Kulsum Bibi told the panel.
Kids, civilization isn’t just an noun for a place you’d like to live and not just visit. Civilization is a verb. It’s a process, a continual effort, a constant forward motion.
Civilization isn’t automatic, it isn’t natural, and it isn’t pre-programmed.
And it either moves forward, or it dies.