Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Current British Rule in India

I got a mail forward from one of my friends(Please go thru that mail below*** and come back to the beginning).

what difference are we really making by forwarding this mail? are we really contributing anything either to Indian army or India as a whole? I do accept the fact that we are generating revenue in the form of taxes but is that really sufficient or comparable to what these soldiers did and will do? I dont think so. I feel that the british rule was much better than the current Indian politics. What made Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi a Mahatma? The only feeling of lack of self-respect made him to raise a revolt against the british rule. But today do we really that self-respect? Caste feelings everywhere including colleges, universities, government offices and everywhere. We pretty well know the bribes/lancham/influence of money, corruption and every bullshit happening with government. There are hell lot of problems in our society which can be easily solved by the government. I know that people start lecturing that you should be the change in the society if you want a change. But the minimum facility that a government should provide its citizens is the security which we dont have. I dont blame the police department on this. I know that they face a lot of pressure from the political leaders and not to be cornered alone. And in these circumstances who will really come forward to bring that change. Nobody. Everyone is interested only in filling their personal accounts and leading a luxurious life. I accept, I am a part of it. But what makes me more worried is the fact that we really dont have security in our country. We can not trust and rely on the services of the police. The only problem is with government and not with the public or police. Am literally waiting for another Mahatma to arise and liberate the whole nation from the cruel torture and barbaric rule of the current politicians. As long as I am not effected, I will not be the one. And when I am effected, I would obviously try to get the shit out of me by paying the lancham or by some filthy means. I am waiting for Neo-the one, who can face and oppose the current political situation and bring a revolt against them.
***Mail from my friend---
Dear All, Please sign and forward to your all friends, we generally forward many useless mails to each other, let us do something for our country and their defender.'s a humble request .
//I purposefully deleted the photo of the soldier//

Dear Sir/Madam , SPARE 5-MINUTES from ur busy schedule .PLEASE !!!Lt. Saurabh Kalia of 4 JAT Regiment of the Indian Army laid down his life at the young age of 22 for the nation while guarding the frontiers at Kargil. His parents, indeed the Indian Army and nation itself, lost a dedicated, honest and brave son.He was the first officer to detect and inform about Pakistani intrusion. Pakistan captured him and his patrol party of 5 brave men alive on May 15, 1999 from the Indian side of LOC. They were kept in captivity for three weeks and subjected to unprecedented brutal torture, evident from their bodies handed over by Pakistan Army on June 9, 1999. The Pakistanis indulged in dastardly acts of inflicting burns on these Indian officers with cigarettes, piercing their ears with hot rods, removing their eyes before puncturing them and breaking most of the bones and teeth. They even chopped off various limbs and private organs of the Indiansoldiers besides inflicting unimaginable physical and mental torture. After 22 days of torture, the brave soldiers were ultimately shot dead. A detailed post-mortem report is with the Indian Army. Pakistan dared to humiliate India this way flouting all international norms. They proved the extent to which they can degrade humanity. However, the Indian soldiers did not break while undergoing all this unimaginable barbarism, which speaks volumes of their patriotism, grit, determination, tenacity and valour - something all of India should be proud of. Sacrificing oneself for the nation is an honour every soldier would be proud of, but no parent, army or nation can accept what happened to these brave sons of India. I am afraid every parent may think twice to send their child in the armed forces if we all fall short of our duty in safeguarding the PRISONERS OF WAR AND LET THEM MEET THE FATE OF LT.SAURABH KALIA.It may also send a demoralising signal to the army personnel fighting for the Nation that our POWs in Pak cannot be taken care of.. It is a matter of shame and disgust that most of Indian Human Rights Organisations by and large, showed apathy in this matter. Through this humble submission, may I appeal to all the civilized people irrespective of colour, caste, region, religion and political lineage to stir their conscience and rise to take this as a NATIONAL ISSUE !!! International Human Rights Organizations must be approached to expose and pressure Pakistan to identify, book and punish all those who perpetrated this heinous crime to our men in uniform. If Pakistan is allowed to go unpunished in this case, we can only imagine the consequences. Below is the list of 5 other soldiers who preferred todie for the country rather than open their mouths in front of enemy - 1. Sep. Arjun Ram s/o Sh. Chokka Ram; Village & PO Gudi. Teh. & Dist. Nagaur, (Rajasthan)2. Sep. Bhanwar Lal Bagaria h/o Smt. Santosh Devi; Village Sivelara;Teh.&Dist.Sikar (Rajasthan)3. Sep. Bhikaram h/o Smt. Bhawri Devi ; Village Patasar; Teh. Pachpatva;Distt.Barmer (Rajasthan) 4. Sep. Moola Ram h/o Smt. Rameshwari Devi; Village Katori; Teh.. Jayal;Dist.Nagaur(Rajasthan) 5. Sep. Naresh Singh h/o Smt. Kalpana Devi; Village Chhoti Tallam;Teh.Iglab; Dist.Aligarh (UP) Yours truly, Dr. N.K. Kalia ( Lt.. Saurabh Kalia 's father). Saurabh Nagar,Palampur-176061Himachal Pradesh Tel: +91 (01894) 32065 Please sign in by writing your name and then copy and paste it again to forward it to your friends and relatives. Let us givea supporting hand to Dr. Kalia in his efforts to get justice. Remember, Lt. Kalia and his colleagues died on the front so that we could sleep peacefully in our homes. PLEASE DON'T BREAK THE ONWARD MOVEMENT OF THIS MAIL. WE SEND ALL SORTS OF SILLY MAILS TO OUR FRIENDS WHICH COMPEL ONE TO FORWARD BY SAYING THAT IT MAY HARM YOU IF YOU WON'T DO SO. BUT HERE IT IS NOTHING LIKE THAT, IT WILL ONLY BE YOU WHO WILL FEEL SATISFIED IF YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE. JAI HIND ....Victory to India !!
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Blogger nArEn said...

Aah... Now I come across one more article saying how the british rule ruined India. But my question would be "did the british really ruin India or prevent it from self destructing itself?".
What was India before the british came along? It was just a lose bunch of different nations battling against each other for more land and money. Major part of india was occupied by the moghuls and the rest was divided among the rajputs, marathas, the south (can't remember those names anymore) and many more. If the british had not come along, I believe india would not have been a single nation that it is today. They bought the English language to india, they bought the school system, the judicial system, the administration system, the railway system, the sea transport well I could just go on and on.
Before they came, only the kings and the sages mostly were allowed to study, judicial system was just the king and his counselors deciding someones fate, there were no railway system or any transport for that matter, and neither was there any research going on in that direction. The administration system, well it depended upon the king and his counselors again, if he was greedy, the ppl would die, if not then they would be happy.
As for the mahatma, well if only he had a little self respect and cared for his fellow indians, bhagat singh would not have died. He showed the true colors of a selfish , arrogant and proud indian then, a quality which sadly continues to exist till date. Even today if an indian interviews a fellow indian for a job (in america, haven't had much experience in other parts of the world), he would make sure, no matter what, that you know he is superior and better than you and in the process making you lose the job or any hope or interest in getting it either. I agree that the british did do some harm to India but also believe that they did a lot of good things too.
Politics and corruption, well it exists in every country known. Atleast they are making the indian economy rise. Thats more than enough for them.
Anyways guess I made myself clear that I don't agree to major portions of you post. I could go on but guess its already too long a comment :).


P.S. Don't take anything to heart, I just have too much free time on my hand lately.

February 26, 2008 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger hari said...

First of all...thanks very much for all your time and interest in the topic...:) glad i got one person to have a healthy discussion. Point 1. My post indicates that british rule is much better than the current political situation. I think you misread it.2. I do accept completely with you that Gandhi is selfish, arrogant and stubborn. But I like being like that towards something that you dont like. I cant say NO when I want to say it. And Mahatma is also a human being with definitely some negative qualities. Its upto you how you want to understand him. I saw people who criticize Mother Teresa even. I dont have a reply to them. World is people with varied mind sets. What say? If not Gandhi, Bhagat Singh/Subhash Chandra Bose or someone else would be called a Mahatma. But my point is to concentrate on a revolt against corruption. I am impressed and influenced by Gandhi's values system. I can understand that Bhagat Singh is yours'. I saw the picture and caption in your orkut profile...:)...Basically I dont want to hate anyone or anything. You can find a community I own,'We hate hating'....:)...3. One very good point that I missed. Corruption exists in every country. No argument at all. But law enforcement should be strict dude. No compromise. A small consumer court case should not take years together. You cannot buy a cigar/wine bottle without age proof in the US. You can not get a tattoo done without ID proof. and i dont have to tell you all these, right!!!

Again...its just a healthy discussion...nothing personal...:)

February 26, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

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