INDIA BOASTS of having the biggest democracy of world, but is it indeed? Let’s look at few of the top stories recently:
Is this the kind of democracy India can be proud of? If the rights of minorities are not safe how is this democracy different from anarchism? Justice delayed is justice denied. If the juridical system can’t take decision in more the 15 years, is it indeed of any use?
The media is called the third pillar of democracy, but its sanctity remains unclear. It has even been commercialised to that extent that even religious programs of Hindus, astrological predictions, update of soap operas are finding their place on prime time.
India boasts of having a growth rate of about eight per cent even in this global crisis, but who is actually being benefited? To some extent it is even against the common people as only some part of population is progressing having much purchase power, which inflates the economy cursing the poor people.
Nothing is being done to stop the population of poor people, as that provides cheap labour to be harassed by industrialists. Even the politicians want poor people as they are easily bought to fulfil their political ambitions.
Winston Churchill, former British Prime minister had once said that if India ever gets freedom, it would be run by goons. With political parties leaving no stone unturned in a bid to continue mud-slinging against their rivals. The Babri demolition, the riots between communities that have frequently happened here as well as the blatant manner in which the Thackrays go about using regionalism as a demand, does not prove otherwise. The fact that these people are chosen to the lead the nation makes it even sadder. Are we civilised indeed?
Wasn’t Churchill right???