Pay attention to self- defence
Incidents of oppression of women are on the rise in this country. Infant girl-child to elderly women, all are facing this problem. There are several women’s organisations in this country. If they take steps against such oppression, it would certainly have effect and women would feel secure; but is it so in the present scenario? A lot of vulgarity has spread in society. Social media, films-advertisements exhibiting uninhibited sexuality are the root cause of the same. Nobody has been able to impose restraint on them. Such indecency can be curbed if women fight against it, with unity. We often read about women from rural areas coming together and closing down unauthorized liquor bars and haunts. It is the power of women’s unity. It shows what can be achieved if united. We have a history of brave warrior women like Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi; Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, etc. We should take inspiration from them and learn to fight against injustice with determination. Women will have to take firm steps to awaken valour in them in the prevailing difficult period. Women should at least take help of those, who are striving to create awareness amongst women by teaching them self-defence and should get ready to protect self.
All that glitters is not Gold (vote)!
All that glitters is not Gold (vote) and one is really surprised that BJP has fielded Sunny Deol and Gautam Gambhir to contest the Parliamentary elections. These are celebrities who don’t have time even for themselves from their busy schedule of stardom and even if they were to win, they would disappear from public life till the time of the next elections which would be a pity. Politics is a serious business where a leader has to make a lot of sacrifices but sadly it has been turned into a money minting business where people want to get elected to make a fortune.
The BJP is not alone in the race to cash on celebrities popularity and other party’s including Congress fall in the same category as well. It also deprives the aspirations of an honest politician as he gets substituted by these celebrities which are a mockery of our democratic system. Public service, education and other parameters like a clean image without court cases should be prerequisite qualifications for people being allowed to contest. Voters too should elect candidates on the basis of their work rather than get lured by the popularity status of candidates!
Living in fear
There is too much of hatred for Christians and Christianity in India ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country in May 2014. Christians are forcibly being converted to Hinduism, religious symbols desecrated, priests and pastors being beaten and churches burnt. The police do not register complaints of Christians nor do they take action against the miscreants because they belong to saffron parties like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Seva Sangh (RSS), BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) and the Bajrang Dal. Not just Christians, but even Muslims are living in total fear ever since the day Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)