Whenever an unfortunate incident like that of Ruchika takes place, statements from the Govt, from various political parties and from those who have a lot of free time suddenly find space in the media. Then there are those who want to be noticed and we suddenly see them going on candle lighting spree. Candles are lit for only one day-- then forgotten--when unfortunate incidents like;
Arushi--Ruchika—Priyadarshani Matto--Shivani Bhatnagar--26/11—Jessica lall--Uphaar--Manu bail – Parliament attack—etc, takes place.
In this process we seem to forget the main issue,which is not Rathore, - not Manu, -not Kasab, - not Parliament attack, - not 26/11, - not Koda, -not Satyam; it is the very basis of functional democracy.
In my opinion, if we need to light candles, let us do firmly to remove the CAUSE of the problem. Let all well meaning citizens, civil society light PERMANENT candles at Gateway-Jantar Mantar-Charminar and involve the electronic media in the effort.
Let us light candle to ensure Government is made ACCOUNTABLE
Let us light candles to insist upon GOOD GOVERNANCE.
Light candles to ensure likes of AFZAL GURU are hanged without being used as political tools.
Let us light candle to discourage MINORITY APPEASEMENT.
Let us light candle to remove CORRUPT POLITICIAN, to stop POLITICAL CORRUPTION.
Let us light candles to fight BLACK MARKETING—HOARDING---INFLATION.
Let us light candle to remove corrupt BUREAUCRATS.
Let us light candle for implementation of POLICE —JUDICIAL—ELECTORAL REFORMS.
Let us light candles to fight POLITICIAN-BUREAUCRAT and MEDIA-INDUSTRY NEXUS.
Let us light candles for beefing up of INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SECURITY.
Let us light candles to provide better equipment to ARMED FORCES and POLICE.
Let us light candle to stop scams like KODA-SATYAM-RICE-SUGAR-TELECOM-BULLET PROOF VEST.
NOW IS THE TIME TO REMOVE THE CAUSE .NOW IS THE TIME FOR RUTHLESS SURGERY.
Unless we do so and highlight this through the media, there will continue to be more Arushi,-- more Ruchika, --more Jessica,- -more Shivani--more Priyadarshani--more Parliament attacks,-- more 26/11,-- more Uphaar,-- more rapes,-- more murders,- -more Kodas,- -more Satyams,-- more telecom scams,- -more Dinakarans, endless, endless, endless.............
Unless the root cause is eliminated, cancer of political interference, -- political corruption, - -political indifference, -- political insensitivity, - -political opportunism, --political patronage to goondas, -- political corruption, political patronage to black marketers, will remain and perhaps increase.
Let us stop lighting candles; we may just run out of wax stocks because of frequency of such shameful incidents.
PAPPU IS NOT HAPPY
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.
posted 27/12/09 b k chowla