Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon
Within his depths a seething anger, a deep sorrow and in an unguarded moment he tearfully expressed the violence in his homeland.
"Politics was no concern of ours
terror was an uninvited guest
slaughtering hundreds in the countryside
Some invented crisis
and the disconcerting sounds of gunfire made life in the valley
take an ominous quality.
trained to infiltrate and disrupt
by threatened executions
and ruthless extortions.
leading lives of silent desperation
who among them know how many days remained?
even the Gods themselves do not know!
Lives running out
which direction to go
seeking safety from the murderous insanity for death and enforced fear
in our beautiful land
now a forgotten paradise.”
Dr G Shreekumar Menon, IRS (Rtd) Ph. D (Narcotics), is
- Former Director General National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics, and Multi-Disciplinary School of Economic Intelligence India
- Fellow, James Martin Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies, USA.
- Fellow, Centre for International Trade & Security, University of Georgia, USA
- Public Administration, Maxwell School of Public Administration, Syracuse University, U.S.A.
- AOTS Scholar, Japan
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