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I had been to UAE for almost a month. The best thing about the country is that you get to enjoy almost all democratic leisure, which is basically required, and still remain ‘peacefully’. The climate is very hot, but you rarely get time to face it. Your homes have air conditioners pre-installed. When you have to move out you either book a taxi or go by bus. Both of them have ACs or coolers. When you enter a shop, where the taxi drops you, it is air conditioned. Buy stuff, hire a taxi and back home! The sun only get’s a chance to burn you when you get out of your house for a taxi. Maybe that’s why it burns even more. o.O.Well, everything’s good for you to have a peaceful life there. But one crucial thing hurts. Everything’s very peaceful. Silent. You miss the liveliness of India. And I missed it!
When I first entered India, I loved the noise of horns, vehicles, traffic! We always criticize traffic jams and noise on roads. But I loved it them. It was steaming hot and the ‘taxi’ I booked was a yellow-black Omni. No AC but a small fan on the front deck. In UAE, you hesitate to open the window, the ‘AC effect' might die off. I had my window wide open in the Omni, one arm on the side. It even got tanned. But I loved the feel. Even when the humidity around was trying hard not to evaporate my sweat, I let it flow free. I hadn’t sweat for a month! Back home, there was no electricity. But I had FM which did not play all belly-dance-seeming songs. In the evening, I switched on my TV. I had missed it! News. And I saw this. It just came in as a blue screen error in pc. All crashed. ‘A new hardware or software change might have caused the error’..it says…
Democracy surprises me most of the time. One day, during a debate with my friend, I went on claiming the advantages of democracy. And he of monarchy. He had a stupid idea of killing everyone who commits a crime. I was always speaking of it being illogical. But now UAE was a live example. The punishment there is very strict. Now I have no point against him! Only the aggression which comes to our mind, when we think of killing people, never comes while living there! Why? Because crimes have reduced in number! In India, our constitution gives equal rights to the ‘accused’. The person has the right to plead for guilty. Okay, coming to the point. Democracy is very open to say. Very open.
“Two girls were gang-raped and left hanging from a tree, dead.” The news flashed. The happiness of returning to India became hazy. (Well I had my personal reasons to be happy.) The situation was still the same. The incident which occurred two years back in Delhi had moved the country. Huge protests and uprisings were seen during the period. Seemed like the ‘warranty period’ of noble thoughts had finished. Rather therenewal had expired. I feel helpless sometimes, watching around what is happening. What goes on in the minds of people?! So much of desperation? By the way, it won’t be wrong to say that we all are rapists. Just because we have a society to live in and ‘relationships’ to maintain, we fear. Respect towards an individual is rare. It’s just the gratitude; external very often. And there is no use in talking psychology. Humans made psychology to study themselves. Sorry, it should be said with ‘WE’.
What good has democracy done for India. A question? What has it?! It saved India from going into some wrong hands at the time of Independence. It brought up people, out of atrocities, made equality a fundamental right. Democracy, it is a path of struggles, but a travel bearing sweet fruits. We have failed to attain this. Frankly speaking, India has failed to implement the model of democracy. People, we, so much think of ourselvesthat nothing is left for the country! And thanks to these anti-social elements! Their anti-social acts encourage societies to be together. Only then people realize how much wrong is going onaround in the country. In schools, we are ‘taught’ social science, made to mug up fundamental rights and duties! What do you think, teachers, mugging up and bringing top results for the schools was the reason educationists like Maulana Abul KalamAzad, Radhakrishnan, Tilak fight for India?! So much of irony that we teach about equality, and then come home, watch some terrorism news and say, “Ye log aise hi hote he. Ye dharmhamesha aakrosh aur hinsa paida karta he!” A few days back, I read about some disturbing posts on Facebook which led to violent reactions in Pune. The posts were really disturbing, and action was required to be taken. But some group men came out on the streets and attacked the buses?! What the fuck? What did the poor buses have to do with the post? They aren’t even humans to be on Facebook.
The anger isn’t only on the protestors, but the culprit too. I don’t know how did he generate such high level of hatred towards a religion, but I knew he was wavered. Maniac. Or controlled. We, responsible people, should act accordingly right? If we go on doing things similar to such people, we would require others to control us! And then the real matter goes to hell! I don’t know what people find in creating an issue. It is a tendency to get famous. Becoming famous has only one reason in India, votes. If you are famous among people then you have their votes, and eventually you have the power. People, yes you, are too gullible. We prevent thinking before following an idea or an opinion. We follow the flock! And these people in greed of power, if have an additional capability to influence, then only Barack Obama can stop them from getting into power, I don’t know how. This problem of the Indian community has led to several problems. "My son will do Engineering! Yay!! Mine too! Here’s mine take him too! Delhi gang-rape was bad! We must have stricter laws and regulations! Girls aren’t safe anymore!."...........Guys, laws will only punish the criminal, or in some case prevent him/her from doing such crimes. What about the crime! They still tend to happen! Why? Because we are stupid! Our life is like twitter! Thoughts come to us like the tweets and there’s a ‘trending list’.Which keeps on updating regularly. We forget the importance of severe matters and just pull down the page to refresh…
Now, I bet half of the Indian population does not come into the ‘flock’ I talked about! Yeah, it doesn’t. It’s nothing to be proud of. It is only because half of us simply don’t care! We neitherknow about the sheep nor about the flock! We are the lonely lions, leading our own life. Take up any student from class 11 or 12. Let him be a topper or one who performs exceptionally well in competitive exams. Does he even care about what is happening around? He might. But what would he choose, a practice test or election results? A dilemma. Talk to people who are striving hard throughout their college life just for a job outside India. In the US or Europe. I have no offence against you guys. But please, think a bit about the country too. Has living a good, luxurious life overtaken the feeling of national devotion? Way back! A very simple answer.
You might think about the relation between the gang-rapes and people flying to the US. It’s all about not thinking about the social environment, it’s all about selfishness, greed! The only difference being that those flying away think only about themselves being on the top, while the other want all to be under them.
Know about what reaction Mr. Chief Minister of UP gave? When asked by media about the incident, he replied, “You look after yourself, we’ll take care of the state. At least you are safe now!” Really? This was all, rather only this was what you had to say Mr. Akhilesh? The people made you the CM with hopes that you would complete the promise you gave, ‘After 6 months of leadership, UP will be free of crimes’. Huh, the irony. And still the golden words come out, “We are trying our best to improve the condition”. Don’t you think people you believed so much in him? Smart gullible we. These leaders have so much fun due to this specialty we possess! Guys, wake up.
Even after 2 years post the Delhi incident, if te situation is still the same, waste were those candle marches, those protests, those angry faces, those posts, which were against the rape. Democracy is funny. It gives you gifts about which you never know! Relish these gift people! Only then you can proudly vote, only then you would have deserving names on the voting machine, oly then these rapes and incidents like these would stop. Know yourself first, because those in power are very hazy, you can be used anyway for their benefits. Realise the power of democracy! Realise the fun of it, you would start living the life of a real Indian then. Scoring high marks, getting a highly paid job, was never the aim of our educational system, neither was rave parties, or these rapes. The most sarcastic thing here is that the highly ‘educated’ leave the place, and the most lowly, come into the power. Huh, educated people. Decide yourself, what education is, what living in a democracy is, the rapes might not stop, but you would get ready to fight against them for sure. Our country is of the people, neither can a king rule it nor it can ever be ruled by someone; it lives because of it's people, us. Refresh yourself, the country would be refreshed then..