By the way MLA is member of legislative assembly…and we elected him and he makes laws that we are supposed to follow! WOW!
The other day I was wondering why does the world have to fight the Taliban?
A few days back a girl was raped by an elected representative in Rajasthan, India.
When the media got the hook into it an FIR was registered.
Well, the MLA is roaming free. So what does he do? He sends a man…his trusted aide to bribe the victim to take back the complaint.
This middle man gets 7 crore rupees and the victim gets 2 crore!
And when the girl asked the middle man why is your boss scared? This is what he says, “He is not scared. He is just worried….you see there are elections coming in 2014 and he doesn’t want to have a bad name. so you just take back your complaint.”
Rajasthan is a well known tourist destination….many of you must have heard about Udiapur or Jaipur…famous for Palaces and such.
Of course you must not have heard that Rajasthan: It boasts of high statistics in crime against women, honor killing, dowry deaths, prostitution, illiteracy, poverty, kidnapping, female feticides …. And all those I wish I could ignore and go on with my life.
So when I asked myself why does the world have to fight the Taliban? I got my answer : so that the Taliban does not come knocking at my door, for if there is crime in the neighborhood it will definitely visit us sooner than later.
The same way we have to be interested in our lazy Democracy because the naked truth about India today is, however picturesque it appears from the outside, in its inside beats an ugly egoistical patriarchal corrupt criminal heart very similar to this Taliban that has more respect for dogs than for humans. In fact the patriarchal powers have no respect for anyone neither you nor me. They are above the law!
Let me give you an example of our nationally approved laziness, our prized ignorance and our comfortable cowardice: little do people care that when they get photographed with the Rajasthani locals or the villager leaders of Haryana they are actually clicking themselves with the worst of the medieval regressive mentality that could be walking this earth in the form of humans. The dark pain behind long face covering veils, the ugly secrets in the hearts of the hukka smoking rugged men , the innocent children playing and praying to become their elders…… But we know and what do we do? promote this regression globally as culture !
Would you promote Taliban as culture? Would you even get clicked with the Taliban? The only difference is our Taliban’s are colorful and not so grey and don’t hold an AK 47 .
Like it or not this is our story, a citizens story forced to live amidst the Taliban of India. It is the stark truth that girls and books are burned here not just because it is convenient but because it is politically and socially accepted and approved……
… it easier to give and take bribes than worry about real honor…..…
Sometimes I wonder if we do not interfere for the fear of being socially outcast,
Sometimes I wonder we do not interfere because we don’t have time or money,
…..Or we do not have the dignity humanity and truth demands of us….
…..sometimes I wonder if our protest die too soon because we are too scared of our skewed police and justice system,
…or maybe we know deep in our hearts there are no real leaders left….there is no dignity in fighting for the truth…
…maybe we have lost hope…
…maybe we are too selfish or maybe we are too busy making a living and paying back our car loans, home loans… or maybe we are just a huge mass of plain nice people?
…….sometimes I wonder if we promote the well dressed Taliban’s of my country as culture for the fear they might pick up an AK-47 someday!
Well, all those who are going to ask me how dare I compare the ills of India to Taliban?
Here is my answer: if an Member of Legislative assembly is conveniently roaming the streets even after being caught on camera offering bribe to a rape victim than who should I compare our culture to? Who should I compare our justice system to?
But then I will have to concede he did not kill the victim in the center of the market after he raped her…he just offered a bribe…well, that’s actually a little better than the Taliban!? Right? Our country is still young, just 60 years old…give it a little time and we will get it right….maybe someday…right?
But what about the girl raped? Or the other people suffering from god know what ails my country…I doubt they can wait another 60 years to get justice.
It has to be NOW.
Justice denied in the name of religion or corruption or politics...is still justice denied.