By Justice Markandey Katju
The historical mighty united people’s struggle for transforming India from an underdeveloped to a highly developed, prosperous country will need crores of Jatayus.
Jatayu was the mighty eagle who perished in his fight with Ravan while seeking to rescue Sitaji. Though he died, he has been immortalised by the Ramayana.
So also we need Jatayus—patriots, who will willingly sacrifice their lives in the coming historical struggle.
The great American leader Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure“.
In India liberty from our widespread poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, lack of healthcare and good education, farmers distress, etc. and creation of a political and social order which will ensure this, needs the blood of crores of Jatayus.