Effigy I am in great demand

In the recent years I am have become a need to all the political parties big or small. Not only parties; I am now the main element around which an entire agitation revolves.

Bella Vista Belagavi

I have been in Belgaum from many years, but in the past week or so I have got a great demand for my self after the rake up of the border dispute once again.

Did you all get who am I, NO, I am “Effigy” A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.

I am made in all sizes and figures with many faces most of them very flagitious, but even then I am made with care and then carried along to a center of the circle and my favorite circle is Chennamma Circle. Where after shouting slogans a few who made me keep me in the center of the circle and when all the traffic is blocked “I feel like a hero, with people from all angles looking at me and the media jumping, sitting to get a good angle of me”.

After all shoutiung is done it my time to get some harsh beating with chappals and sandals and then some inflammable material is thrown on me and I am set a aflame.

Things just dont end here for me, infact once I am set on fire people pound on me from all directions, kick me, throw me and get out all the ill feeling they have about some one out on me as if I was in real the person who they hated.

After some flashes by the media as I am set a blaze and I collapse down on the earth, where my end is near, the people who made me again shout slogans and leave me alone and walk away.

My mortal remains are then thrown away in a unruly and unacceptable manner by the Police usually on the side of the road where my life comes to an end, but I am happy to die, as I have come of some use to them, they may be “Marathi’ or “Kannada’. Thats my story- Effigy.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. All these protests get violent very soon, along with effigies buses are burnt, somebody gets hurt (or worse)… instead of burning effigies I prefer peaceful dharnas and protests.

  2. Hi Uday,
    Enjoyed reading the article. Bundhs, effigy burning are (sadly) the by-product of electing the folks who are not worthy of that post. As Sunil mentioned above we should invite all these folks once to ful-fill their quest for all effigy burning at some common area! For last few weeks the KRV, MES and several other groups have disrupted the public life in BGM. These folks do not have any true-fighting spirit or love for the language or culture which they say are fighting for. It is all MONEY. You pay them and they are ready to switch any side or do any thing in life. It is just that language fight and border issues have become a means to earn their daily bread!.

  3. Hey Uday,

    The variety of subjects on the current affairs, which you throw up in AAB, is what that makes the readers in growing numbers to become followers of AAB.
    Now regarding Effigy, It is really heart-breaking to see the teens in the pics above. At the least, Government should not allow age 21 and less in such morchas/events.

    I want to see a day, when people from all walks of life, religions, languages, assemble at Chennamma circle and burn the effigy by name 'Hatredness' or 'Violence' or 'Disharmony', rather than these political figures.
    That will be the true spirit and victory of humanity.
    Belgaum Next and Team AAB, a humble request; please arrange an effigy burning event for the above purpose and invite people from KRV, MES, and all citizens, specially the younger ones.

  4. The presentation of story is awesome. It is a saying ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THEN WORDS here above story speaks ALL ABOUT BELGAUM in image of Effigy. Believe or not here none will be harm only common man will supplier. Now nobody is realizing later they will regret, what they did.

  5. The presentation of story is awesome. It is a saying ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THEN WORDS here above story speaks ALL ABOUT BELGAUM in image of Effigy. Believe or not here none will be harm only common man will suffer. Now nobody is realizing later they will regret, what they did.

  6. Wonderful story Bhai
    Plz stop making so heart touching stories bhai 🙁
    though its just Effigy the Story of its is awesome if Effigy had life it would be in tears

  7. What a thought !!

    One thing I commend about AAB is its "Apolitical / Neutral Stance"

    Shame on media personality like NDTVs Padmashree (?) Barkha Dutt and today's most of the TV media. Learn something from AAB the ideal of journalism on political stance.

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