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Monday, October 11, 2010

SUSTAINENCE OF MORALITY AND FREEDOM IN A DEMOCRACY !!!

                                                                           
                              Democracy is good . I say this because other systems are worse  :                                                   quoted by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
India is a one of the country where democracy was first started as a political form of government, after greece, where it existed some 2000 years ago. Democracy means that each and every citizen being reflected as equal before law and have equal acess to power.So it’s more about the Majority Rule.Therefore, ”Morality “ and “Freedom “ can be categorised as two basic features of democracy.But what does these terms actually mean…..???
Morality describes individual’s behaviour and conduct in a society , how their decisions and actions differentiate themselves from others.It is about what is objectively right or wrong. Whereas , freedom can be defined in one word as “Liberty”.Freedom to do anything without focussing on , whether it is right or wrong . Morality is generally shared within community or culture , whereas freedom is an individual thought. Now applying these terms on basis of political background , it can be said that they are the governing factors.They not only frame the outline for the governing system of a country but also define it’s citizen.Hence,they are important adjectives for country like India.Therefore we can say now , that India is a democratic country where terms like morality and freedom are used in best way.Since we enjoy freedom of speech , secularism , freedom to think and freedom to express it in our best possible manner.Inspite of the diversity , we share unity among ouselves.But focussing on few last and present scenarios , may force us to change our perspective towards a bizzare behaviour.
Few days back on 30th october 2010, the jugdement for biggest issue since years was released . Strangely everything went normal because of the neutral jugdement .The day started normally without any rage or war . But the situation was different few days before.On 28th october 2010 I got the message (in hindi ):

हर हिन्दू के मियां से  निकलेगी तलवार राम के नाम से ,
नादान मारा जायेगा राम के नाम से ,
 माँ कसम हर मुल्लाह मारा जायेगा राम के नाम से ,
जो बचेगा बक्श देंगे उसे राम के राम से ,
Please forward to all hindus………………….


I was quite speechless after reading this .I wondered if this is the what we call freedom , if this is what we call morality….than our country doesn’t deserve to be called democratic anymore. On 29th october 2010 , all TV news channels and newspapers was crowded with topics related to “ AYODHYA RAAM JANAMBHOOMI”. There was chaos everywhere, every eyes stuck on television , and the countdown starts……………….
On 30th october the first thought when I woke up was “Oh, What Will be the veridct ?? ”.This was the mental state of each and every citizen of India that day ,whether he is a Hindu or Muslim.A mixed feeling of excitement , anger , fear and guilt.At 3.30pm , everything stopped , like a silence before storm , empty roads and just Television On.Seeing all these my heart started beating faster, my mind overflowing with thoughts, I had no clue but yes I was scared of living in my own country that moment. I wanted to hide somewhere, I wanted to run away ….my freedom was no more with me , my morality had taken different attitude , where I was more biased and more selfish.  I was scared to leave my home , I was afraid of staying alone. I was against other religion , I suddenly started hating them, I cursed them for everything and wished things could have never happened.But I knew this was the feeling of every other man in the crowd, still no one could help to get out of it.It was the most helpless situation.I hated to be called democratic where my own freedom was snatched from me for no mistake of mine.Political seeds sown by few, has grown into a tree now and we are suffering under its shade. Life was a change for that particular period.

And finally the decision was declared……the 10,000 pages report was read , just in four lines, and at 6o’clock in evening everything went normal.The decision was welcomed whole heartedly by every citizen.And most important everyone was relaxed now.A very positive response .I was smiling now but I realised one thing that moment that I’m no more safe now.My morality and freedom could be hampered any second, if not today then who assures, may be tomorrow.My morality has to think everytime now ,before expressing.My freedom has certain boundaries and I’m not allowed to cross the limit.Liberty is no more a gift for me , rather a compromise.Secularism has to be chosen everytime.Love has to be divided depending upon diversity.Its difficult for me to breathe now. 

Hence , I cited this incidence because, for the first time I had an experience where, I tried to survive in my own country.This is not the only issue but yes here are thousands under which we have to compromise with our freedom and morality , when democracy doesn’t seem to exist in our society.Similarly there are thousands of such incidents where we suffer in our country INDIA, which we say as Democratic.Issues like economy, politics , corruption are basically responsible for our fake democracy.To eradicate them and live a real life, we need a big revolution again which comprises of each and every person without any discrimination on basis of caste or religion.We again have to prove that , our’s is a country with “UNITY IN DIVERSITY “.Otherwise sustainence of “Morality “ and “Freedom” in democracy will become difficult ,which basically defines US, which defines our country “INDIA”.

                                                         JAI HIND !

13 comments:

  1. हर हिन्दू के मियां से निकलेगी तलवार राम के नाम से ,
    नादान मारा जायेगा राम के नाम से ,
    माँ कसम हर मुल्लाह मारा जायेगा राम के नाम से ,
    जो बचेगा बक्श देंगे उसे राम के राम से ,

    what an irony it was, this just crap bullshit...
    like the way u portrayed such an firing topic.... worthily reading

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  2. @mag : Thnx a lot mag.... :-) !!! I really want people to understand few situations v r facing these days...and respond effectively :-) !!!

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  3. Hmmm...
    Interesting post...
    I believe media is the culprit in this case. When the verdict was out, nobody reacted. Not a single muslim repented, nor a single Hindu organisation lit crackers. But even yesterday's editorial in 'Mail Today' was pure bullshit! All they want is to incite feelings of hatred amongst Minorities by projecting that everything is against them!
    That day i met a young Musalman boy of 12 who felt that govt. kills muslims without any reason. When asked, reply was prompt, you killed Sohrabuddin, didnt u?
    It is very little known fact that many of Sohrabuddin’s victims were Muslims and his close aides were Hindus, namely, Tulsidas Prajapati, who was killed in a similar encounter. So why this projection that minorities are targeted?

    Phew...!
    That got a bit long and off course too!!
    Pardon me...!

    Great post!

    Cheers!

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  4. A recent assessment states that more and more of the present generation are traveling for religious reasons!...so the politics of religion has touched more minds into taking their religion and the their co-believers more seriously...religion serves only one mathematical purpose- it divides!

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  5. @azad and Nalini mam : Truly agree with you both and i can understand ur agression azad !!! But this particular hatred not gonna lead us anywhere , coz of few everyone is suffering out here. Though things are not in our hand but this way v gonna be in loss overall.One side our country is in the line of prospering nations , but other side such hatred and discrimination among ourselves may act as a barrier , and i believe there is a need for change in our attitude today .
    Anyways thanx for sharing ur views :-) !!!

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  6. Really an interesting post. Beautifully put forward. Politicians nowadays plays with the religious sentiments of the common people just to meet their own selfish motives which the common man can't see through!

    Btw, hope you like reading my post - When love calls

    Take care and keep blogging :)

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  7. @Romeo : Hey thnx a lot....and hoping that people should understand this :-) !!!

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  8. @magiceye : Thank you :-) !!!

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  9. Kya baat hai.. This is the precise reason I have stayed away from politics after college time. What I found is that its really hard to change the system and no matter which party you join, the first thing to give up is the morality and principles.
    Its wonderful if you check the same news in three different newspapers, like Indian express, TOI & The Hindu, as they depict the news in the form of BJP's, Cong. & Communist views. When all the media is so biased today, its becoming really difficult to filter the real news between all the fiction.
    Its nice to see that some persons like you are still not corrupted by the news/views/religion etc...

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  10. @LMW : Thnx a ton.... :-) !!! I believe v need to have our own views whatever crap everyone speaks about.Its easy to get influenced in this society , specially when it comes to politics. V need to do a thorough study about the stuff going around in our lives......and a changed view can only lead to a new society which is the urge of this period....hoping for the best :-) !!!

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  11. nice post raisa ! amazing insight!
    its been time u havent written now!
    and yea do check my profile ..ul find similarities!

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  12. @sreeram : Thnks a lot for ur appreciation :-)

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