I strongly feel that emergency should be declared in India as soon as possible.
No. Not by the government, but by the citizens of the country. Why? Because the society is moving in the opposite direction. We are returning to the bed rock instead of surging above. The Indian civilization is still being “governed” by the policy of divide and rule.
And it seems to have forgotten why in the first place it has a government and a Prime Minister.
The problem lies at the grass root level itself. Social Science texts in schools today though rightly preach the rights and duties of a citizen of India, but nowhere is it mentioned that the ones governing the country also have the same rights and same duties, that the law is the same for the policemen as it is for a layman.
And to supplement the ignorance, the Prime Minister and the President are showcased as the “Supreme Authority”.
Not that I oppose this, the positions held by them are no doubt extremely important as they are the faces of our country, but no one cares to highlight the fact that whatever their position may be, their actions are still questionable.
Leave alone PM and President, the ones who rank lower in the administration and governance charts seem to have forgotten a very basic requirement of their job i.e. of their responsibility as Public Servants.
The situation is such that calling them public servants is like inviting your own troubles.
(However this does not imply that every one is the same, there are exceptions but too less in number.)
Coming to the divide and rule problem, we’re no longer one collective identity for the political parties. We are vote banks. And the most painful thing is – We know this. Yes, we are well aware of all this.
And I’m not talking about the poverty-stricken, illiterate Indian, but about the young, newly-educated Indian. We need to get back to the basics.
We’re too scattered and way out of contact. And this is the outcome of the constant hatred being supplied to us in various forms over the past 62 years. And it has taken deep roots in our minds.
We all know how to come out of it. We are well aware of the remedial measures to cure this cancer. But it seems that we are waiting for something.
Waiting for that push, maybe for each other’s reaction, confirmation.
“Let him start”.
“NO! Let her protest first”.
“The leader is quiet. Why should I bother? Who am I? Just a common man. What can I do?”
“Oh, come on. Why are you beating yourself up over what happened in the Capital. The North east is still safe. Chillax.”
We need to bring back that trust, that feeling of Oneness in our lives. We need to start viewing each other as a fellow Indian, as a country mate.
WE NEED TO TRUST EACH OTHER. Only then will we able to fight the bigger battles.
I know all this has been said and discussed a zillion times by writers and philosophers time and time again, but it is time that we act in such a way that this does not need to be repeated by anyone again.
Lets not forget – United we stand, divided we fall.
Written by – Mohit Jain, a degree student.