Entire yesterday, all news channels were flashing stories about ISRO losing contact with Chandrayan 1. They saw people at ISRO depressed and almost crying. Twitter was giving me updates on ISRO’s failure on tracing the satellite.
Well, the ISRO people have a reason to cry or get depressed over the episode. They worked hard on the satellite and were expecting results – good results – for which, it was placed in the orbit. Still, they say that the satellite provided more than what they expected.
From 1947 to 1952, several people worked even harder to create the constitution of India. The constitution was aimed at improving the lives of Indians under the fresh democracy that was later called the Republic of India. This constitution was framed so as to provide equal rights to all the castes, bring in harmony among different religions, and states while fulfilling the basic needs of the general public. This was never achieved.
The initial governments followed the constitution as a thumb rule and very soon, the purpose of the original Indian Constitution was lost: Indian Government lost contact with General Public. Nobody ever tried to restore this contact though they claim much. I agree that there have been improvements in certain sectors… but were the objectives of the Indian Constitution met?
The people who drafted the constitution to make it a united India, if they were alive – imagine how much would they have been crying over the misuse of the constitution? Imagine the people who laid down their lives dreaming of an independent, republic nation! Media won’t take up such issues because these won’t sell! But – ISRO losing contact with Chandrayan – makes headlines and the media will make a big show of it for as many days as people take interest in the news – as they did in Arushi Murder Case (remember the media killing her daily for more than two months?)
The current politics tend to divide India further into castes and sub-castes by promoting quotas for all kinds of castes I never knew existed. There was a time when people of lower castes (though I don’t believe in caste system) fought for equal rights. Now, they fight to claim that they belong to certain caste and hence should be given special privileges.
Obviously, Dr. Ambedkar did not think so far while helping out in creating the constitution. If he had, I am sure he would have never ever included any clauses for providing equality to castes.
And if you lay your hands on the constitution, you will understand that he asked for equal rights and NOT special rights. How silly is it to ask a three year old kid about his/her caste when she/he goes to register with a kindergarten? That is the beginning. Throughout the later life, she/he is required to fill in caste details and produce caste certificates for concessions in education and also in government employment!
Strange… DON’T YOU THINK THIS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO PROVIDE SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO POOR PEOPLE… AS THEY HAVE IT IN THE US? I guess it is time to re-write the entire constitution of India for betterment of people. But I know this won’t happen unless another revolution takes place – and that is not to be seen anywhere in future. Still, I would like to wish Jagore.com, “ALL THE BEST” for trying to bring in change among people. At least they are trying while we are busy with our daily life that is getting into mess as each day passes by.
Another interesting story on rounds is about Jinnah and BJP… Check it out too…
The wrath of “United India Politicians” is currently focused on Advani… just because he praised Jinnah. People say Jinnah was responsible for the 1947 partition. 1947? Why go back to those days? The politicians are still dividing India daily on caste and lingual basis. Bihar broke into two parts, UP and MP too. Now they want another state in Andhra Pradesh. The Thackeray’s even go to an extent where they want Mumbai to be isolated from India!
Reason: The more the divisions are, the more groups will be created and accordingly the center will distribute funds that can be used by these so called guardians of the Republic of India for personal use and power.
And do you think Jinnah alone was responsible for the division way back… A single person cannot change the world. He may be responsible for instigating people to have their own state of Pakistan. And what was wrong with it…
Accept it or not: Jinnah was also a great freedom fighter who too went through several trials in the British rule. Just because he asked for Pakistan as a separate country, he does not become a traitor. The traitors were people who instigated riots in the name of partition, for their own benefits and out of confusion.
If he asked for a separate country, it was logical. When such a big system of Indian Republic is not able to handle the smallest issues where minorities are still being killed, what would have been the case when Pak was also a part of India? Ever thought of it? How much protection is the Indian government able to provide to Christian Missionaries? They preach, they don’t ask you to convert. If you convert, it is your wish and NOT theirs… who are we to interfere? Have you not faced people who asked you stop praying God and go to some mortal being, claiming him/her-self to be more than God? A point worth considering!
I would put a stop here else, it will be longer than the Indian Constitution itself. However, ponder for a moment… where we are leading to and most importantly, who is leading us: The Indian Govenment, THE MEDIA, or your own personal beliefs!
I can’t see any hope here. If you can, let me know so that I too get some relief!
Arun Kumar M.