Talks of democracy, corruption and rights are the new fads in the town, thanks to the vibrancy of civil society and mass movements lately, which has caused awareness among the masses, who have patiently waited long relying on democratic means and its visible symbol of politicians and bureaucrats. Its the rising middle class who for long was clutched in the shackles during the License Raj with socialist policies. Today this people are coming out for these movements for ‘They are out of other ways’, anyone suggesting ‘democratic’ means should reconsider the time they they have already spent trying with these methods.
As the faces of democracy, our leaders have left no stone unturned to disclose the ‘worst methods of discussion and behaviour in the best places of discussion and conduct’. We teach our children the value of discipline in schools, the importance of discussion, the significance of debate and to have an attitude of tolerance towards other’s views. When the same children grow up to see the unholy violations of these pious principles of democracy by their representatives (who think that by giving a vote people gives them the absolute right to dictate and serve personal and vested interests), in the very place made for debate, don’t they have the ‘right to ask, right to complain, and right to demand’ for the formulation, regulation, implementation and punishment for same rules of disciplines to uphold the democracy which apparently is the ‘only’ thing to be proud off after six decades of independence, lately this reason too is vanishing for the symbols of are proud democracy are being ruined stone by stone.
It is the same platform that they call other for discussion in order to save their governments when people’s popular protest rises beyond their control. I have no doubt in saying now that its ‘mainly’ the political class which is responsible for all the violence, exodus, insurgency, or religious clashes, for those who can’t restrict themselves from violence and vulgarity during the time of discussion, debate and talks on the platform which they term ‘supreme’ (mind you in India, Parliament isn’t supreme rather its the Constitution that is by ‘We the people’).Its highly unlikely that they would not do much more behind the walls of Lutyens bungalows.
As it the delays of coalition weren’t enough to explain the inaction of the government, as if the government hasn’t already done much loss, as if our proud image isn’t already blotted, opposition doesn’t understand the most important role it has and can play in the democratic structure to bring the government to accountability, that’s because everyone is busy either dreaming for the ‘Gaddi’ or too busy making potential dialogues for the Bollywood. Thanks to our bureaucracy which has become too subservient, influenced by patriarchal values, and too elite that mo more the recklessness of their leaders bothers them.
What’s the way to restrict these blunders being committed openly? Its likely that such events will encourage violent elements to disturb peace, for if the people symbolizing the ideals in the constitution can do so, without any shame, without feeling sorry and without any apologies.
When we can arrest people who try to create awareness through cartoons for the charge of ‘sedition’, its no less than ‘death sentence’ we should award to those destroying the reputation of our democracy and its symbol, those who are using communal comments to destroy the social fabric of brotherhood and ethnic tolerance without any restraint on their boorish voices and barbaric actions.