Monday, August 16, 2010

Hollow Celebrations Of Independence Day

Today India is celebrating its 63rd Independence day, but being an Indian national I am in a fix, whether I should be celebrating this day or not ? although it is a big occasion and I have utmost respect for all those great people who sacrificed their life for our country, and I pay my sincere homage to them, but how can I celebrate when I look disgusting and ridiculous things happening around us like :-
  • Scams, corruption and irregularities in commonwealth games, and government trying to defend the culprits.
  • Alarming rise in Naxalism and soft approach of government.
  • Violence in Kashmir valley.
  • High Inflation and still large amount of food grains are decaying in various parts of nation.
  • Implementation of Cast based census in nation.
  • Adherence of government on resuming talks with Pakistan even after facing constant humiliation from their side.

These days when ever we open newspaper in morning, we get to know about a new scam in commonwealth games, and somewhere deep down inside it hurts, because that is the hard earned money of a tax payer which is being wasted like anything, and what hurts even more is that when people like Sports Minister M.S Gill and Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari tries to defend Suresh Klmadi with their stupid logics, and people like Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi doesn't even bother to react, which puts a question mark on their intentions. Now I think there are lots of people who have started questioning themselves that why did they paid their taxes honestly ?

Since last three years we have been watching alarming rise in naxalism, there have been number of incidents in which hundreds of people and security personnel's have lost their lives, but our government kept on ignoring such a serious problem, and now when this problem has become a threat for national integrity and now they expect C.R.P.F(Central reserve police force) to control the situation, but I think government is still unaware of the fact that C.R.P.F is not designed to indulge in gorilla fights and jungle warfare, this is just a forces to implement law & order in rural and urban areas, not to work in such an extreme conditions, they don't even have proper training, and they are also not properly equipped, which makes it impossible for me to understand how come a government take such a immature decision and risk lives of these peoples.

Its been more than a month since Kashmir is burning and there are lots of intellectuals who are condemning the killings of innocent children and women by armed forces, but I just want to ask them who brought those innocent children on streets during violent protests ? and we all got to knew how stones were being supplied before every protest, and how government offices and vehicles were set on fire, and now what else do you expect from armed forces to do, so that situation could be controlled ? We know very well that all these people of Kashmir elected current government democratically, and shown record voting, then how come those people became so unsatisfied with the government that they became so violent ? I think deep down inside we all know about the root of problem which is none other than our neighbor Pakistan and few rats like Sayed Ali Shah Gilani and his supporters, who should have been taken care of decades back, and its really unfortunate to see these people moving freely, but none of the government showed willpower to act on them.

Entire nation is suffering from Inflation but our government didn't show any hesitation in hiking fuel prices, I am not sure if they would have done the same thing if there would have been any elections in near future, because if my memory serves me right last time when prices were $137/barrel n there were general election on the head this government played safe n didn't bother to touch the prices of fuel, and now when the prices in international markets is around $47/barrel they have raised price saying that petroleum companies are under heavy loss, but when we see annual reports of these companies we can clearly see that they are generating some serious profits, and even if the price hike was was so important and inevitable, government could have reduced the taxes on fuel prices to give some relief to common man but they they didn't do so.
And on the other hand there is a large amount of food grain laying and decaying in the open outside go-downs and warehouses, because there is no place to store those food grains, and now even Supreme Court of India has stated that all those food grains should be distributed among people without any charge, but still no measures have been taken, and also now there are some reports saying that large amount of wheat has been exported to liquor companies on a very low price, now in a country where large amount of areas are affected by droughts and children suffering from malnutritions and farmers committing suicide this sort of attitude of any government is completely unacceptable.

There has been a long debate going on from a long time on cast based census, some people say that its important so that required measures could be taken for upliftment of backwards, but the first question arises here is how will a cast based census help those so called backwards, because first of all we need to focus on what is the actual definition of a backward ? and if my knowledge serves me right then backward is the one who is with limited means or I should be saying financially weak and a poor person, so from where does a cast of a person comes here ? and how could someone say that all people of a particular cast are poor, according to me its just a dirty game of political parties for their vote bank politics, which is extremely lethal and dangerous for integrity of our nation, and if political parties continues with this approach I am afraid there wouldn't be this country left for them to rule, and then their vote bank politics will be of no use, and our coming generations would be paying the price of their mistake.

I remember that after 26/11 attack our PM stated that there won't be any talks with Pakistan unless they act upon the culprits of Mumbai attacks, but I don't know why our PM had to ate his own words, and he took initiative to resume talks, without caring about sentiments of Indian nationals, and the very next day after his announcement Pak foreign minister claimed it as the victory of Pakistan in a public rally, and some days back when S.M krishna and Shah MehmoodQureshi met in Pakistan we all heard about outrageous comments made by Shah MehmoodQureshi, and still our government is willing to resume talks with Pakistan in future.
This is literally an ignorance of public sentiments in India, and display of an ostrich attitude by our government, may be these shameless politicians have forgotten what happened in Mumbai or I should have been saying that what had happened in Mumbai, kargil 1999, 1971, 1965 and 1948, but every true Indian neither can, and nor will forget what we have been going through, but the pity is every time we got upper hand over them our leaders lost the advantage.

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