A passage to India: – An endangered specie
India is 2nd most populous country in the world and is likely to move beyond china demographically by 2025. The 120 crore inhabitants with less amount of technology and backward means of production has made India to fall prey to the global souq and therefore most of the industrially settled countries have an eye on it. Elucidating analogically, trading with India equals to trading with 50 countries, with less population and bare human capital. Thus, the nations like USA, France, Japan and China besides Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia have since long been craving for their innings in India, for which the applications were invited back in 1991. According to a London-based consultancy called Center for Economics and Business Research, India is set to outdo the UK and France to become the world’s fifth principal economy by the end of 2018 and vault to third spot by 2032.
This is the false and bogus face of India. Once we go handy to the damsel called India, the actual face looks like that of Aadhaar card photo of a girl who keeps Katrina Kaif in her Facebook profile to impress upon others and pretend to be beautiful—- ugly, divided, corrupt, violent, unjust, and often oppressive. The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its survey of 550 experts on women’s issues, concluding India to be the most unsafe state for sexual violence against women, as well as human trading for domestic work, involuntary labour, forced marriage and sexual slavery. Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. The rape victims include women across all age groups, from six years of age to over 60. In 2015 alone, 34,651 rape cases were reported in India. Among these, in 33,098 cases the offenders were known to the victims, as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on July 3. The case of Asifa, an Eight year Bakerwal girl from Jammu is an extreme example of this culture in India.
The fresh trend and a canker sore which began since the coming of Modi to throne of India is the cow vigilantism whereby a self-appointed individual or a group of people start enforcing the law without any permissible right.The fact is that in this huge profaning of the sacred underway in the ferocity in India, India is reduced to a human abattoir – a slaughterhouse of men and women to save cows from butchery.The slayers of Akhlaq and Alwar are indelible and inhumane blemishes splattered across the holy canvas of India struggling to free itself from the clutches of the frenzied violence in the name of religion. This is what is slashing and slicing the soul of India.
India is surely heading towards mass destruction as they are not able to do away with the past which is increasingly becoming the rival of the present.The political is dependent on social and social is dependent on religious beliefs in India. The problem of tribals in India is very much the part of Hindu fundamentalism, Hindutva terrorism, that pushes people to the fringes and do not let them become the part of common humanity. India is the third terrorized nation in the world, and the Naxalite movement is the third violent movement in the world, even violent than Boko Haram, as claimed by the report released by the U.S. State Department.
This is just a gist of what the truth is. The fiscal crunch and the societal depredation in India are the order of day. The failure of communal fairness and the forged assurances of commercial affluence are those factors that are taking India deep into destruction and therefore deserve to be revisited and relooked if India wants to grow, otherwise the day is not far when there shall be no India but a fragmented subcontinent with hundreds of Indias living under the slavery of some other East India company.
Yahya Mushtaq is a student activist from Srinagar and currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at Department of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University India.
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