Islamic State. European state. Indian state.
One denies human existence on the basis of religion, and the other does the same using their borders while the third does so because their race/caste/tribe is different. And it is always the little ones who fall victims.
Aylan Kurdi, the little boy who washed ashore on the Turkey coast. Then the three infants of twenty seven years old tribal woman Anitha in Kerala. Her three infants died at birth because she was denied admission in the district hospital. Her baby boy died in the hospital bathroom where she delivered, then a baby girl, while she was moving from one hospital to another, and again a baby boy as she reached another hospital.
As we tuck our babies to sleep tonight, how can we not see that little boy in his bright red T, lying face down on the beach as if he was sleeping peacefully? How can we not imagine how Anitha who is fighting for her life now at the hospital would feel now, after her three babies gone even before she could see their faces right? Their crime being refugees and tribals?