It happens only in India. India is unique in context to our neighbours. But I am sure this “context” is not limited to the neighbours alone or for that matter the entire sub-continent. India tends to be resembling a seed of an ever green tree, the deeper you bury it, the stronger the roots and tastier the fruits, the greener the leaves. India’s democracy along with all the whims of corruption, political imbroglio, Pakistani (the state not the people) sponsored, inspired, supported, funded, trained terrorism and acts of terrors and crime against humanity, but it remains a blossoming economy, thriving cultural melting pot and strengthening democracy. Its here the various neighbours pale down in the spectrum of colours which India represents. China seems to have all things in control, but then their human rights are under dark cover and red tape of communism. Pakistan, well under the circumstances and tide of time, less said the better. Bangladesh is slowly breeding ground of rogue preachers, who bring a continuous embarrassment to Muslims world over especially Muslims in India who want to be earning their livelihood in peace and fearless environment. They too are victims of terror.
If you point a finger at someone …
The other three fingers point back at you. I don’t think our track record is a clean state in Jammu and Kashmir. But Jammu and Kashmir is a unique problem for which all the parties involved namely India and Pakistan want a solution. The possible step could for India to scrap Article 370 in the Indian Constitution. Let us follow the true principle of democracy, whereby everyone gets equal rights rather Special Rights or Special Privileges. Let brethren in Jammu and Kashmir also share the burden of the beast. We have to make people realize that nothing comes for free someone pays for what you earn.
Abolishment of Article 370 is the first step of allowing peace and harmony to return to the valley. There are encouraging signs; one of these is the phenomenal turn out in the state elections. Hurriyat by not participating it are obviously walking on treaded lines come from their head quarters in Islamabad. It also proves that they foresee and favour an autocratic or a quasi-democratic setup. I wonder what kept the Hurriyat away from not contesting election if they are the (only) “true” representative of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
If you looking to improve or change you need to look in the mirror and look yourself in the eye and say it I am not good enough but I can be better if I agree with myself that I need to change something to improve. I am afraid we Indians are either too embarrassed or too reluctantly to pick up that mirror and look ourselves in the eye.
The three fingers are …
Judiciary, Polity and Beauracracy. You ask we what’s left. I mean look at it this way the laws governing our Police are nearly 150 years old, dating back to 1861 A.D. . . . I didn’t know how many other laws are there which we are suppose to follow which are more than 50 years. Come on people, there has to be a rethink? I think it’s high time.
You know why hasn’t it changed or likely to remain the same? It gives our politicians feudal powers to mutilate manipulate and abuse the system. Why does Mayawati need 350 policemen? Why are we allowing criminals to run for elections? These guys have criminal case pending against them.
Judiciary need to be strengthened. Why should we debate about human rights of a terrorist? He is a mad rabid dog and put away so that society can live in peace. I know law must take its own course but I think it’s your responsibility to ensure the course is direct and not meandering.
Beauraucracy and Polity seem to saving each other arse from time to time, I think people there too need to be told that you must stand for the system and not other wise.
Where are the other fingers and toes pointing?
Hi Raj Thackeray where have you been? I think Raj Thackeray and people who follow him should be exiled out of Maharashtra and not even allowed 200 kms to the state boundaries. He has been a rogue trying to gain political mileage but dividing society. Our media claims to be holy and pure. If media claims to be a part of society then it shouldn’t claiming holier than thou rhetoric. I think 24 hours news channels and media house promoting these channels, I mean it is good to feed off information. But these news channels are more of hype, and propagating negative vibes and sentiments. The news is everything sensationalist and cipher sensible. Moreover they are not showing what we want to see instead they are showing what they want us to see. There are enough emails floating around the pull the rug below there feet. I think that’s why I love BBC. They give u the news and then they have loads of information to learn and understand and educate.
The positive of terror strikes.
The terrorist strike has exposed a few elements in more than a compromising position.
The likes Shivraj Patil who live each day by either barter or kill their conscience.
The likes of Vilasrao Deshmukh who just want to stick their seats no matter if there are a time bomb planted below the seat.
The likes of Narayan Rane and Chaggan Bhubal, who just want to hog limelight and leap frog to a post of munching money and spreading corruption.
The people who debated over a week whether to fire Vilasrao Deshmukh.
The people like you and me who stay divided and fragmented, we are a country belonging people to come and attack us that’s how the Barbers,Ghaznavis,Abdalis,Temurs and others who came, that’s how British ruled.
The political dismay and bigotry that we are forced to chose.The ugly, obese and heavy beer belly if the Neta-Thulla-Babu
It is time we learn the crude chapter of our history and don’t slip over the banana skin again.
Raj Thackery majjhi Mumbai needs you, where art thou?
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