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Following is the full text of Mumbai's Shaheen Facebook status update which got her arrested and harassed no end:

“With all respect, every day, thousands of people die, but still the world moves on. Just due to one politician died a natural death, everyone just goes bonkers. They should know, we are resilient by force, not by choice. When was the last time, did anyone showed some respect or even a two-minute silence for Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Azad, Sukhdev or any of the people because of whom we are free-living Indians? Respect is earned, given, and definitely not forced. yesterday and day before yesterday, Mumbai shuts down due to fear, not due to respect.”

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2012 on page no. 1

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