The Dictator is Intimidated

Sangeet Toor
Read in Gurmukhi
The dictator is frightened by everyone but is terrified of women the most.

The FIR filed by Delhi police against 17 year old Greta Thunberg has not only highlighted their myopic vision but has also drawn the world’s attention to the Central Government’s cowardice. On the 1st of February, Indian government tried to squash the journalists and news reporters who were chronicling the death of Navpreet Singh who was shot by Delhi police by suspending their twitter accounts and lodging complaints against them. On 3rd February multiple international celebrities including Greta and Rihana tweeted again in the favour of farmers' protest. The apparently brave and roaring government was panic stricken by mere tweets of two girls. Those who were comfortably inhabiting glass palaces felt the shattering effect of these women’s tweets equivalent to stone pelting.

The Dictator shivers at the strong gust of wind, it worries that it will take the face of a storm. In 2019 when Greta Thunberg of Sweden, addressed the U.N.'s Climate Action Summit in New York City and said, “how dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” The then American president Donald Trump tried to undermine her speech by tweeting “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”  Unlike Narendra Modi who needs an excuse to file a charge, Trump tried to embarrass Greta into shushing her but Greta remained adamant. Today, the dictator who is trying to shush her is different but she continues to remain unaffected.