Nobody expects Mum-mohan Singh to come out and give false assurances. We all know he is busy dissecting the country to sell it piece by piece. Nobody expects the Big Mother to come out too because she must be busy brainstorming about how to stop Narendra Modi from snatching her son’s throne and his promised toy; this great nation. When Delhi Metro was inaugurated, Sheila Dixit was out in the streets proclaiming the excellence of her government to every passerby and she did the same thing during the Commonwealth Games. Where is she now when a nation demands her presence? Isn’t it one of her duties to be answerable to the demands of the people who voted her to power?
The Delhi Police, a silent spectator to many crimes of such magnitude, has been made into a slavery force by all the governments which has ruled from Delhi. Rather than making it a force which should be able to protect the capital, they now work as a cushion force between the common people and the numerous VIPs that haunt the capital for personal endeavors. One thing we have to admire about them is their sense of equality; they lathi-charged both men and women with the same vigor and power.
The government can be diplomatic in the typical Indian fashion; they can set up a committee to enquire about implementing new laws and it will go on forever, most probably through this writer’s entire life time. I wish there were dynasty politics in these committees too because it could be too much fun watching a son taking the mantle of a committee from his father… But, in this case, the government is careful because they don’t want to implement any powerful laws to deter rapes. It would be like putting a nail on their own sons’ coffins. Delhi is virtually a rape-arena and most of the rapists are sons of the VIPs that rule the land and no law works against them. Even some of the so-called youth leaders have rape cases remain unproven on their names. One should remember the time when even the prince-charming of Indian politics also was accused of raping a Dalit girl.
I wish I could ask for an Egypt here. Nation-wide protests to burn the present rulers out of power and establish a new civil order. But, the present condition of Egypt stops me from wishing such a thing. There was a messiah of the common man a while ago, who did protests against the government and made the aam admi (the common people) believe that he was going to redeem them from the corrupt politicians through Gandhian methods. I do not even know where he is or why he hasn’t commented on this particular incident. May be he has lost his voice. Or he is too tired to do anything anymore. Even the hairy arm-pit guy is nowhere to be seen.
Advaniji is also out of work. And there isn’t any scope in rolling out another chariot in protest against this issue. If there was another mosque to demolish, then, it’d be another case.
With all these modern day Mahatmas gone, I don’t know who’ll save democracy now.
Remember the seventies before India is Indira slapped Emergency on our faces? If you read through the history of emergency there is one noticeable fact. The protests against the government caused it. It did not start as a whole countrywide protest in one night. Seemingly small issues burned through the hearts of millions of people until they realized how much they have been abused over the years by the government… then it naturally assumed the form a nationwide protest. If you look at the present scenario of our nation, you could see that there have been already several protests and hopefully, it will all lead to one thing; a change that we all have been waiting for…
P.S:- Delhi is already under a virtual Emergency from this morning onwards. Police is brutally handling the protestors and several metro stations have been forcefully shut. Is this the beginning?
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