Will You Stand Up For Ansh Agarwal?

by Prasant Naidu on April 23, 2012

in News

‘Ansh was only 16’; ‘Anger is no reason to Kill’ was one of the messages that was displayed on a placard in a peace march organized by the near and dear ones of Ansh Agrawal.  The rally that took place in Mumbai and Delhi was to seek justice and to stop such heinous crimes, now becoming regular news to be consumed and forgotten. Ansh Agarwal was brutally killed by a gang of 30 people who were his own friends in Mumbai on April 17, 2012. And I was shocked to hear that Ansh was killed because he objected to a lewd SMS that the main accused, Siddhanth Ghosalkar, sent to his girl friend last Tuesday.(1) Has human life become so invaluable that you kill someone inhumanly? One really can’t justify this barbaric act.

stand up 4 ansh agarwal

“Stand up 4 Anshh Agarwal” is the Facebook page started by his near and dear ones with the objective to create awareness about the incident, so that justice is done in the right manner. The page, which has got more than 19,000 fans in a matter of five days, highlights that people are really not happy with what has happened. Facebook and BBM have given the extra push to the movement and if you are in Mumbai and want to support the movement then do like the page and spread the word. We can’t get Ansh back but at least we can try to have a civilized society where people are not killed for silly reasons.

I am sure that there would be readers who would debate and highlight that Ansh had a bad character and things like that (I have read some in the comments on Facebook page). But does that give a person the rights to kill another person? Besides this, I am also not surprised that even though the incident took place at 10:30 PM near the Kohinoor Hotel at Andheri Kurla Road, nobody bothered to inform the police or dared to stop the whole fight.

I think this is one more question that we need to ask ourselves – Why are we turning into Gandhiji’s three monkeys at the wrong place? Will we do the same if the guy was a known person to us?

Another shameful revelation that has come out is that the father of the accused has been arrested because he had given the green signal to kill Ansh as reported by Times of India. I wonder if parents have such an ideology then what upbringing the children would have!

Wish that we are not forced to witness such incidents. Even if I am not associated to the stories of Ansh or Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes who were also killed by bunch of gangsters in front of everyone, my intention is to stop such heinous crimes in our society and awaken our dead souls by creating awareness.

  1. As reported by NDTV []

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  • RP

    Thanks for standing up and speaking for us Prasant.

    • http://lighthouseinsights.in/ Prasant Naidu

      Hope to have a better civilized society.

  • Tinasethi

    There is are two sides to every story rite now I can see only one side

    • http://lighthouseinsights.in/ Prasant Naidu

      what ever the story is you just can’t take lives.

      • Tina Sethi

        Yes no one can take away another s life …. But the story put forward should be true and not one sided which is the very basis of this entire community

        • http://lighthouseinsights.in/ Prasant Naidu

          My basis of the story is the TOI articles that I have included in the post. my intention is to stop such heinous crimes in our society and awaken our dead souls by creating awareness via my blog.

          • Tina Sethi

            Your cause is very noble and I respect it … But please do not just believe an article blindly…please note the story you are reading in media is as reported by the police authorities.. Also note the news reporter is reporting as per the statements given by the police to the press.. This is not investigative journalism ..so the story you believe is true may not be. This entire campaign is based on the fact this monstrous crime is done by teenagers ..which is not true…I would not wish to mention anymore …this is not the forum to discuss the story ..but you will realise soon that the community is believing what they are being made to believe.

          • Devmalhotra

            What are you talking about? What not to believe? Do you want to convey the message that the whole story of this murder is cooked up?

          • Munmun

            Absolutely cooked up to save someone else s skin the murder is reality and is ghastly and condemnable but the basis of stand up for ansh is a lie and a story that is not true …when the real story is out all those who are Likes on the community will be ashamed of heir abuses and comments …. That’s why all the comments on the victim s bad habits and any reference to the tru story are immediately taken off the page by the admin of STand Up for Ansh there were no bystanders looking at him being killed …Mumbaikars are not so blind and deaf who don’t help …the entire idea that the brother watched him be killed is a farce .. How can an older brother watch … I guess the truth can never be hidden and I believe it… So all YOU FANS OF STAND UP FOR ANSH I FEEL SORRY GOR YOU I FEEL SORRY FOR RHE POOR KID WHO FIN DESERVE TO DIE SO YOUNG.. DON MAKE A MASALA MOVIE OF THE THE CULPRIT WHO DID IT IS IN PRISON AND WILL BE PUNISHED WHAT’S THE GRETA DEAL OF WANTING JUSTICE …JUSTICE WILL BE DELUEVERED TO THE ACCUSSED AND NOT THE INNOCENT MINORS….

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