Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Naxals again kill CRPF Jawans

Naxalism has been and is supposed to be armed battle by the Have-nots against the Haves in the society/civilization. To carry it on, they time and again kill the bottom strata of the police force, the jawans, the Have-nots among the Haves. This has always baffled me. What have Naxalites achieved till date and what they hope to achieve by killing a few lowly paid jawans when there are thousands waiting to take the place of the scores who die. How has it been affecting Haves among the Haves (the leaders)? They just shed some crocodile tears and indulge in further loot. The gap between the Have-nots and Haves has ever been increasing. They must be doing it to make their presence felt. Neither killing Naxalites will help. A civilized society is expected to take due care of its Have-nots. There is no dearth of resources for same. What lacks is the will.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Good Guys, Bad Guys

There are good guys and there are bad guys. They have been and they will be. Not necessarilly, the bad guys outnumber the good guys. But today i.e. in Kaliyug, mostly they succeed and flourish, the good guys fail. It is so because there is a sense of unity among bad guys that is absent among good guys. That is what makes criminals and known bad guys win elections openly and repeatedly. The good guys remain a victim of their egos and don't team-up with other good guys readily or instinctively as the bad guys do with other bad guys. Not only this, the good guys are so good that they see other good guys also with suspicion. Then they lament about all round deterioration!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Union Carbide Case and Judicial System in India

The breaking news items day after day, hour after hour just confirm what I have been saying. But this doesn't gladden me, rather saddens me. There is absolutely no hope. Issues are raised, discussions made, feelings assuaged through hollow words and all forgotten. This is the set pattern.

Coming to topic, the Union Carbide judgement is not a case of too little too late as being lamented by many, but a case of injustice as most of other cases where justice is delayed. Give it a thought. The punishment is inflicted on a name, not the offender. The man today is totally different from the man who committed the crime 25years, 15 years, or 10 years back. For justice to happen, the punishment must be imposed nearer to the time of crime. In that sense, the judicial system as many other systems in India is nothing but a farce.

Now other aspect of this case. As beans are being spilled, it is much much beyond shock to see how Top Judiciary and Heads of Govt's had been acting overboard to save a US national responsible for (through negligence to be mildest) death of thousands and ruining lives of lakhs of their countrymen. And we shall still be raising slogans in praise of such people and those supporting them, because they are in power. The offender was a citizen of a Super power and lakhs who suffered were just common citizens of a poor nation. And still as a nation we don't hide our sense of feeling Big when that Super Power just pats us now and then (that also they do just to serve their own interests). What a country! Oh God, what a country!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Democracy may be 'govt of the people, for the people and by the people', but it is time proven that the resultant system remains " of the haves, for the haves and by the haves", with no place for have-nots in it. Darwin's principle prevails.