Monday, May 21, 2007

Gandhigiri ... Just a phase...?

Where has Gandhigiri gone all of a sudden? The Sikh Protests in Punjab and Hyderabad Blast After effects have once again prooved that patience is a virtue of a few in a billion, especially in a country like India.

Just an year back, people were seen smitten by a movie called 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', which advocated the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. There were peaceful protests in form of people dropping flowers and cards at the door steps of curropt officials and babus.

Many people agreed to have learnt something from the concept of Gandhigiri. When a single man can instigate a mass revolution among the citizens of India, why cant a few people actually proove the relevance of Principles of Mahatma Gandi in todays world.

All the enthusiasm seems to be a minor phase when the masses were appealed by satyagrah and non-voilence. I am not a 100% believer of Mahatma Gandhi's Principles, but feel that there are certain weapons that can be used for various circumstances. It is best to solve the issue begining with Gandhigiri and then take some strong steps if the voice is not being heard.

But the recent masses reactions regarding Dera Sacha Sauda and Hyderabad Blasts have prooved once again that common man is still not able to differ between castism and actual benefit of the mankind.

Why does a protest involves burning trucks, swaying nude swords in the crowd, killing people, spreading voilence, tiggering off communal riots....

Is this what we are left to see after 60 years of independence? Does a disapproval or disagreement of certain issue means that you have to threaten to destroy the world, harm public property that has been bought with the TAXES that only we pay????

Can't we see some Gandhigiri on such issues when it is needed the most???

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