And then we were taught that democracy means- ‘For the people By the people & Of the people’ !
In Class 10, I read that features of democracy are ‘Rule of Law’ !!!
One of the factors that contribute to the growth of democracy are...’Public Opinion’ !
One of the factors that could prevent democracy from being successful is ‘Regionalism’.
And I taught the value of democracy with great passion to all my students in Grades 11 & 12 .
• break the glasses of vehicles
• stone the buildings
• hurl abuses at anybody and everybody
• come like goondas and threaten
• attack houses and make sure that nothing called ‘rule of law’ will take place.
Well the ‘power’ of people is certainly overpowering !
RULE OF LAW
To talk about ‘rule of law’-lawyers from regions are busy shouting slogans for regionalism–so they have no time to make law rule.
Unlike earlier days we do not have to wait until the next day’s newspaper to know the public opinion.
Television Channels and their Reporters do a great job in gathering ‘public opinion’ !
This morning a (local channel) TV reporter is gathering ‘public opinion’ from the residents of Manikeshwar Nagar near OU- on the declaration of Telangana.
- A vegetable vendor- she says with great enthusiasm ‘Jai Telangana’- because she can happily sell her vegetables now.
- A lady buying vegetables-says jai telangana because she can safely come out of the house and buy vegetables.
- An old man-says he is happy because he was scared of the policemen parading in their colony.
Well-this is what Telangana means to people and we are to believe that this is ‘Public Opinion’.
Wonder where ‘intelligentia’ of the society vanished to ! Guess they don’t qualify as people who can give ‘public opinion’ which is so important to safeguard democracy.
(Student) Kratos- Power
What to say of ‘students’ whose emotions were running high for God knows what because none of them will even get to run the state or make democracy happen because once their purpose is served politicians will not look back at them.
One thing that bothers me is why are students looking so old !!! Most of them looked no less than 30 and could not speak anything straight even in Telugu-I cant believe that Osmania University has such ‘Illustrious’ students.
Wonder where all professors and babus of the university disappeared to !
In the Indian universities which are temples of wisdom-neither students nor lecturers demand for better research facilities, better professionalism, better knowledge or better infrastructure. They demand for more reservations, more salaries or separate states.
Parliamentary Form of Government
The people’s representatives who are democratically elected gather in the parliament to discuss, deliberate and decide on the needs of the people.
However in our country, mundane matters are discussed for days together in the parliament but important and sensitive issues are decided in closed door meetings-in the Party Head’s residence.
Just like Lord Mountbatten announced Independence to India in the middle of the night-we hear Home Ministers announcing separation of states.
If Britishers heeded to public outcry from all Indians for freedom, our Indian rulers heed to the demands of –
• A politician who never got any votes in the same state for which he starved for 11 days !
• So called Students who have no aims for their own lives but aim for a separate state!
• Power hungry small time politicians who can never rein in a big state
• Money hungry lobbyists who can milch a new state (if formed)
However one common thing between Britishers and our Indian rulers is that –both of them are manipulative politicians !