I live in India.
It’s the seventh largest country in the world, one of the fastest growing economies, and yes, a whole lot of other things that we as Indians can be proud of, and that the political parties in power never fails to remind us of.
But honestly, are we actually growing? Actually developing?
After the horrendous rape case in Delhi in December 2012, and the massive amounts of protests and rallies and demonstrations, has any change really be made?
We’re still in the same state as we were then. Meaningless promises from the government ( read “stricter juvenile laws, fast track courts, strict action soon, and all of their usual weightless words) and their sheer uninterested approach towards the welfare and peace of mind of the people they promised to work for.
Sure, I understand that it cannot be entirely blamed on the government. It’s the mentality of people and all that, but that’s not something that can be easily solved. The fact still remains that people are not scared of committing these crimes.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve opened up the pages of a national newspaper, and not a day has passed where there has not been atleast one rape case reported.
Well I guess we can see a ray of hope in the fact that atleast the citizens of India, the so called ‘common people’, are coming out to fight for justice and to fight for their rights.
Oh and if nothing else works, maybe the fact that the elections are right around the corner will compell the government to provide their due.