20 Apr 2013

The Indian Change

I was not surprised this time.Maybe this is what constant news of sexual assaults do to you.You become cynical, hate the way things are handled and ultimately conclude that this is how screwed up things are going to be in this country.We have been taught since childhood that India is nothing but wonderful.Wonderful traditions, wonderful people, strong values.
However, nothing in reality actually supports this.Sure, we have come a long way since the Britishers left us with partition issues with Pakistan to deal with when poverty was at its peak and the people were highly illiterate.India was not relevant in the world.Today, we are relevant, our GDP growth is still inconsequential,we have a parallel government run by the goons,our ministers hold the highest amount of unaccounted money in the Swiss Bank and while the laws are elaborate and clear, justice is often denied and those breaking laws get away easily while those abiding the laws often have it difficult.We have so much to be proud of.
We spinelessly try to make amends and peace with Pakistan ,while they bomb us more.The Prime Minister does not speak out with passion regarding the horrible events taking place.Silence is not dignified anymore,it shows inaction and lack of empathy.And the action regarding justice just does not take place.We are still poor, our roads are still not clean, people who protest against rapes or similar are met with slaps.Yeah, the woman who protested against the rape of the 5 year old in Delhi, was met with a slap by an ACP in Delhi.This shows the screwed up mentality of the people in here.Oh,he was suspended.Just because the act was proved.Else, nobody would have bothered.
Mind you, the 16th December Rape case which shook the entire nation has not met with any conclusion.Sure,the main accused died in the cell.Did he die repenting over what he did? Sure.
Nor do the Police handle any cases with sensitivity.
We need to do away with the leaders.The leaders who are silent on all matters, inactive, corrupt and the ones who simply are apathetic.
As the silly election season is about to begin, I urge you all to vote the leaders not on the basis of caste or the amount of free gifts he doles out.Check the personality and  goodwill.I would want such people to contest for elections.
I would want to believe again that India is as great as we have been told it is.

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