The Nepal Earthquake has so far consumed over 7500 people and left more than 10,000 wounded. The figures are still not absolute, though. As and when more bodies are recovered from the debris, the toll will only increase. India led the international community in the rescue and relief operations and left no stone unturned to help Nepal recover from one of nature’s worst fury. They continue to do so, although the Nepalese Government has asked the international community to end all participation in relief effort. They feel they are unable to handle such excessive footfall in their tiny nation and believe they can take it from there.
Unfortunately, while everyone is concerned about saving human lives, people like Yogi Adityanath are focusing on rebuilding Nepal’s damaged temples. Such a mindset reveals Yogi Adityanath’s indifference to human lives and love for insignificant temples. Insignificant when compared to human lives.
According to Yogi Adityanath, India has a cultural and religious bond with Nepal. ‘The temples and pagodas in the Bhaktapur area have been badly damaged and needs help.” He also said that he would like to hold talks with the Nepalese government and visit Nepal for the reconstruction of the temples.
It is very sad to be reminded once again that people like Yogi Adityanath are bothered more about temples made of stone and bricks and least bothered about the plight of the victims. Yogi Adityanath had the opportunity to personally involve himself in the rescue operations. He could have, because of his status as a politician in power, organized operations that took care of the injured people, supplied food and clothing to those who might still be stranded on mountain top villages. He should organize relief camps and medical assistance. If he had done all this, his past vulgarity would have likely been forgotten. He clearly attaches more importance to temples than human lives.
Yogi Adityanath should know that temples can be reconstructed any time, but people who could still be buried under the rubble cannot wait. His need for publicity has taken dirty turns on many occasion, yet he does not seem to understand. Yogi Adityanath is coming across as a heartless, cruel and insensitive man and he might be liking it. It’s a shame that such people sit in parliament and decide for us.