Last week I wrote about why I am ashamed to be Indian and even more ashamed to be from Delhi/NCR. It drew a lot of controversies. Some strongly supported it, some strongly opposed. Some called it realistic, some called it pessimistic. I am glad that the piece made its own humble contribution in stirring emotions and being one more straw to increase weight of the growing protests against treatment of women in this country.

The fact that many youths now view this and related incidents as challenging their notion of patriotism and self-image, brought them to streets and join in a protest that has never been seen before in such cases. Many repented the fact that they have contributed to this menace by being eve-teasers themselves in past. Others berated the fact that they have themselves been using vulgar abuses related to mother and sister and hence being party to this crime. That many youth are now willing to reform themselves and others is indeed a welcome news.

This gave me a sense of satisfaction that weight of my shame of being an Indian is getting lighter. But soon I realized I was wrong. New dimensions of my country’s shamelessness were revealed that make me even more ashamed to be an Indian.

This relates to a subtler but more sinister aspect of Indians and specially those closer to the epicenter of power aka Delhi. This is ARROGANCE.

Arrogance devoid of any solid foundation or merit, based purely on unethical immoral proximity to seats of power. It is not just an arrogance of being anti-woman in an uneducated uncultured male dominated society, as discussed in previous post.

It is much more widespread and based on presumption that “I have right to be arrogant and shameless because I have zero merit in me and still I can dominate through corrupt means and connections.”

This is the reason why Delhi is among the most hated places in world. And because Delhi is the capital of India, it represents India and hence makes entire India even more ashamed. And more someone is closer to seats of power, more he or she contributes to SHAME for entire India.

Thus I am ashamed of everybody who proudly showcase their links and contacts in bureaucratic and political circles.

I am ashamed of government officials like police and authorities who blatantly misuse their powers to persecute the aam-aadmi and have no compunction for their own gross derelictions.

I am even more ashamed of those who are politicians themselves and expect red-carpet treatment.

And

I am much more ashamed of my government that considers arrogance as its birthright.

That this arrogant, self-obsessed, elitist, insensitive government represents me globally and decides rules and regulations that I and you must follow, leaves no scope for me to feel proud.

And since government in a democratic country represents the average mentality of the population, I am still more ashamed to be Indian.

I have remained apolitical throughout and did not write anything in support or opposition of government even during the peak of anti-corruption movement. Because for me, that is just tip of iceberg and does not represent true and complete picture. But with the attitude that the government has shown towards the protesters against rape-case in Delhi leaves no room for doubt:

“We have chosen a most arrogant, self-obsessed, power-hungry, elitist, insensitive incompetent set of people to rule us and decide our fate.”

And hence we should be ashamed.

Let me explain each of the terms I used for the government:

1. It is very clear that rape incident happened on streets of capital city because the police was incompetent. The same police force will find most obscure places next to a road turning to catch a traffic breach off-guard and earn some black money. It does not matter to them if the red-signal was hidden behind a tree or the U turn board was hanging upside down. Each day, Delhi police earns millions of black-money through this proactive action to catch petty offenders. After all they are divinely ordained to loot the aam-aadmi. But the same police did not dare stop a single bus ever that has black glasses on windows despite clear instructions from High Court years ago. The reason is simple: Catching these buses don’t fetch you great money. Afterall the drivers are not the owners of the vehicles. Further, most of these buses (White Line or Chartered Buses in Delhi lingo) belong to either politicians or someone close to politicians. So why invite uninvited nuisance.

The government of Delhi and Center as well put blind eye to all this for very same reasons. After all politics is all about money and links and contacts!

If not, then why they were silent?

Either they were self-obsessed, power-hungry or they were simply incompetent.

In either case, they are cause of SHAME.

2. Just look at the way government dealt with protesters. Lathicharge, Tear-Gas! What a shame! This was near repeat of what happened on Ramlila Ground few months ago. The same police which is culprit for allowing this rape to happen by its misplaced priorities is now beating up people because they demand safety and dignity of women!

There is not one single person of character and personality right from highest position in country to the average constable who could have addressed the anger of protesters in a mature, honest and compassionate manner.

How can there be! Every position of power – right from President – is filled not based on competencies, but simply on basis of affinity to echelons of power. How can we expect, except through a random rare chance of luck, that a statesman can breed in this political setup that is mathematically flawed and by its very organizational nature gives rises to corrupt arrogance of incompetence.

Recently the news flashed that the Unofficial Prince of India – progeny of an ex-Prime Minister who became Prime Minister because he was son of an ex-Prime Minister and so on… – reprimanded the protesters that they should be ‘rational’.

Look who is talking! And to whom!

If he expects family of rape victim to be ‘rational’, it shows how ‘rational’ he himself is. Or does he mean that the youth should not consider rape victim to be their own family?

And after the talks broke down, their is another lathicharge and tear-gas shelling.

Either the government is elitist and insensitive or a bunch of psychopaths.

Either ways, they are a cause of SHAME.

We elect a government that beats up people who respect women
We elect a government that beats up people who respect women

3. They say all accused have been caught. But that does not suffice for any sensible person. Why is there a reluctance from government to accept this as its own failure to provide security to citizens? What steps the government has announced to punish that state machinery which allowed breach of High Court order to happen openly for years. And why should not the Home Minister resign for this gross failure? If the government prefers to lathicharge protesters instead of answering these relevant questions with facts and sensitivity, then either they are arrogant and self-obsessed or they have been incompetent throughout without any intentions to improve.

Either ways, they are a cause of SHAME.

4. Recently I was in airport and noticed something very startling. At Security Check, there was a list of VVIPs who are exempt from security check. They included President of India, Vice President, Chief Ministers etc. And surprisingly, at the end there was name of Sri Robert Vadra. Now is he the official son-in-law of the nation? Why is Sri Robert Vadra more special than the aam-aadmi?

Recently there was an allegation on his source of income. (I don’t care much about that because most politicians and associates in sin-capital of India seem to have questionable sources of income given that they don’t spend even a second on anything except nation-welfare. Either they have a magic wand to generate money without investing time, or are simply corrupt. The third case is that all faculty in MBA courses should resign and let these politicians teach how to make millions and billions without spending a second.)

But the sad part was that this arrogant VVIP treatment at expense of aad-aadmi did not even come into highlight. Even his detractors did not raise this point prominently because they perhaps accept this VVIP syndrome as acceptable part of our culture.

For someone like me, this would be bigger issue than allegations on financial corruption. And hence I am even more ashamed.

Now why do I talk of Robert Vadra on issue of crime against women?

Simple, if my government can officially and openly patronize such non-entities because they are relatives of some family of their party-leader(s), why should I not assume that such unethical favoritism is rampant at all levels and domains that the government can influence?

Why should I not assume that

– Admissions in police force happens through nepotism (bhai-bhatijavad and jugaad)?

– Criminals are left scot-free because of their connections?

– Rampant violation of High Court directives was done to protect interests of some influential people?

– Protestors are being tortured because some influential family-members dislike them?

– The recent gang-rape and many such crimes happening every few minute are a culmination of the incompetencies and callouness arising due to such nepotism happening everywhere in the system that is supposed to be ‘servants’ os aam aadmi.

In general, why should I not believe that I am living as a slave under a pseudo-independence where I have freedom only within my tiny shell? And beyond that, for all major issues and matters, it is a cartel that is ruling me.

Slavery is never a sign of pride.

Hence I am still more ashamed.

Wait wait wait….

We cannot simply offload the blame on government and escape.

It is We, the people, who have elected this cartel.

Who sell our votes for some bucks to choose any Tom, Dick and Harry.

Who will easily vote for anyone who promises a liquor shop to our family or a job to our worthless son.

Who thrive on vote-bank politics.

Who vote on factors of caste and religion.

Who even gift away votes for daaru and dhamal.

Bitter but true. Bulk of nation votes in this manner.

And hence, the government we gift to ourselves represents what the average Indian deserves. For last 65 years we have been proving ourselves that we deserve corruption, failures, poverty, nepotism and miseries. These are not what I can proudly aspire for. Hence I am ASHAMED.

Last time, I wrote that I am ASHAMED to belong to a society that does not know why and how to respect a woman.

Now I am still more ASHAMED that I belong to a society that does not know why and how to choose what they want in life. And hence get beaten up by government for demanding respect for women.

Last time I appealed all to promise that:

My pride will be restored when a woman of any age can freely move in any part of country at any time in day (or night) with dignity.

Now I appeal to promise that:

My pride will be restored when we throw away a governance system that thrives on arrogance and unethical misuse of power. And beats up people because they now want respect for women.

Till that happens, I am STILL MORE ASHAMED to be Indian.

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Vinay Arya
I had said through Arya Samaj forum to the world that before you start any movement first save the life of that girl.The full case was attracted by only laticharge in Delhi.But the victim who was taking his last breaths was neglected and full politics was introduced.Now that girl does… Read more »
Yash

Damini was so special. Her will to fight back the trauma was extraordinary. She shook the entire nation and our corrupt system never got so afraid before.
May her soul rests in peace and may her sacifice brings light ,hope and dignity to our women.

Arun

Tragedy. Damini died in Singapore. May she rest in peace. I hope no matter what our backgrounds and differences we can be together in giving our condolences to her family, and work to make a positive change out of this tragedy.

anti-agni
Arun
No it is not. Oh please if this woman had been raped in a Islamic country she is far more likely to be in jail for zina if not lashed or stoned by her own people like this poor girl who ended up being lashed 101 times infront of hundreds… Read more »
Arun

Who cares what you want. I am replying here to your lame peddling of Islam as the only solution out of this Delhi case.

Arun
It is Islamic laws that they are following and Islamic punishments they are giving. So pathetic. That is how you try to salvage Islam by distancing your self and pretending it is Pakistan and not Islam? Where do you think they got the four Muslim man rule and that the… Read more »
anti-agni

Arun pak is not an example, most of the paki women never veil. i am talking about Islam not pak.
2years female child have been raped in Gujarat, one gang rape in delhi and one in Punjab, so you can’t junp to Pakistan .

Arun
Here we see anti Agni trying to fool people into believing Islam will protect women better. It doesn’t. Real world of Islam does not, case in point Pakistan where our Indian Muslims got their wish for a Muslim state. Now what is the plight of women there…: “According to a… Read more »
anti-agni

Arun i have given a link, have you seen that? Delhi is witness of rape on every 18 hours interval and you still spread hatred for Muslim countries?

Islam not only give hard punishments but Islam make such environment in which rape can’t occur easily.

Arun
Yeah you give hard punishments to the women who are raped and cant produce four Muslim male witnesses (testimony of non-Muslims and all women do not count – that is part of Islam’s solution), which will be nearly every case of rape since it is so unlikely that there will… Read more »
Sanatan Dharma

@Anti-Agni
many where Islam is follower of Veda. Veda is foundation of all philosophy. If there is any sever punishment in Islam for the rape it is perfectly in line of Veda.

Sanatan Dharma

All things are not bad in any society, religion, country. There may be many good things in Islam also. Even Pakistan many things may good in their culture, people, politics. We can learn from it.

Madhu

Instead of covering up the wrong doings of Government and its allied politicos if Main Stream Media(MSM) had done their job India wouldn’t have come to this stage.Just read this http://mediacrooks.com how dangerous the MSM has become to the Indian Democracy.

Vinay Arya

Actually everyone is responsible for this jeopardy.Whether it is government,police,persons in the bus,conductors,or her boy friend with whom she was travelling.

Madhu
How come the victims become responsible for the crime?These crimes are happening for too long in Delhi. If you ask me the main culprits are Main stream Media.These protests should have happened way long ago.The reason for my allegation is you wouldn’t have seen this many protesters if it wasn’t… Read more »
Vinay Arya

I know media always confuses us.The media was blaming protestors and media was really supporting the cruel nature of police.I have watched the full scene by sitting 4 hours on tv.Media is on the fingertips of Government.It has nothing to do with the truth.

Arun

The driver was one of the rapists. That was what he was doing. It was the driver his brother and four of their friends.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/delhi-gang-rape-case-bus-driver-was-often-drunk-picked-fights-307909

Vinay Arya

I am not saying that the victims are responsible for crimes.But what were conductors and drivers doing when the girl was crying out loud.No media is telling anything about conductor and driver of the bus.

Vinay Arya

Why didn’t her boy friend asked for a help?Did he not have any mobile phone?

Vinay Arya

Swami Dayanand declares to burn the prosecutors in front of everyone in 6th chapter of Satyarth Prakash.

Sandeep Bansal

India has copy pasted British law. if it had vedic law & vedic system of education & compulsory yog education in school then these things could be stoped.

RespectWomen1
The problem we are facing today is more of social than political. change of govt will bring anothet set of corrupt (somewhat less) politicians. Everyone is trying to politicise the issue for his own political benifits. Voilent protests are nothing but politically motivated tools to destablise law and order.As all… Read more »
Ankur
@RespectWomen1 : lethargic and ignorant people like you are one the key contributors to the plight of the nation today, as you are too selfishly indulged in your petty shell of a life.Do you know about the case of “Sonali Mukherjee” when acid was thrown on her in 2003? the… Read more »
Ankur

and it would be great if you dont hide behind aliases

madhug

I still dont understand…..where was everyone who was traveling on the bus. The first one should have been stopped….how did it become gang rape? Was everyone just watching> Why did the conductor or driver not stop it?

RespectWomen1

Apart from 2 victims ,6 more peoples were travelling and all of them participated in the crime .
Actually it was a pre planned as they wer on the run and have looted one passenger before boarding these 2 victims .

Sanatan Dharma
@All What Veda say how to treat with the rapist? उत्सक्थ्या अवगुदं धेहि समंजिं चारया विशन्। य: स्त्रीणां जीवभोजन:॥ (यजु.23.21) Its utmost duty of the King or Ruler to punish those Sinners (Rapists) who destroys the life of a women by Illicit conduct or Rape by hanging them upside down… Read more »
Sanatan Dharma
@Anti – Agni : Laws in sharia —A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim. —-To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses. —–A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if… Read more »
Arun
Last thing people want is that. In Australia the top Muslim leader blamed women themselves for being attacked because they were not in their room in their home and not veiled outside so were “uncovered meat.” Restricting women to their home only going outside with a male escort completely bundled… Read more »
Arun
Arun
@Anti-woman was that supposed to be coherent reply because it wasn’t. You are an idiot who idiotically is obsessed with aryasamaj. You are a pathetic broken record. A witless fool who in hate negatively labels everyone who is Hindu and stands up to your dumb comments an aryasamaj. That is… Read more »
Satyaveer
@Anti-Humanity Why don’t you agree to the point that you cannot keep the :”kraken” within you at the bay, which is ever ready to taste the “backless” part or even a bit of skin if seen of women? If you CAN, then why to complain about what women wear? They… Read more »
dr vivek arya
उत्सक्थ्या अवगुदं धेहि समंजिं चारया विशन्। य: स्त्रीणां जीवभोजन:॥ (यजु.23.21) हे शक्तिमान राजन् (विशन्) जो पापी लोग स्त्रियों के साथ व्यभिचार एवं बलात्कार करके उनका जीवन नष्ट करने वाले हैं उन्हें पैर ऊपर और सिर नीचे करके उल्टा लटका कर ताडन करना चाहिये और इस प्रकार अपने राष्ट्र में न्याय… Read more »
Dr. Prashant Acharya

इस मंत्र का यह अर्थ कैसे किया .. यहाँ स्त्रियों में जो जीवभोजन अर्थात व्याभिचारी है न कि बलात्कारी, उसे दंड देने की बात कही है ।

Ankur

@Prashant : kya balatkar vyabhachar ke anuroop mein nahi aata?

vishwaisumana
In Vaidhika Nyaaya Shaastra which is lakhs of years old, there are no references of these kind of cruel punishments. Those mantras are not intended for the purpose mentioned. The nonhuman punishments were started in India only after the Mughal invasion. What is crime? It is a weakness of the… Read more »
Ankur
@vishwaisumana: I don’t not understand what you are trying to convey , Are you saying that “Vaidhika Nyaaya Shaastra” ,which essentially is the “nyaya sutra” , propounded by “Akṣapāda Gautama” is above and more pertinent than the “shruti”? why and How you blatantly call it “lacks of years old”?? Besides,… Read more »
Param

Namaste Guruji,

This is the correct link of the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlCOj1dElDY . The link in the earlier video is related video

With humble pranams,
Param

Param
Namaste Guruji, Great Article! When times now and ibnlive were interviewing the protesting students, most of them were not happy with the leadership that rules Delhi or India. It then becomes pertinent to understand on how one of the most corrupt and arrogant governments after India’s independence gets elected in… Read more »
TRUE SOLDIER
Anti-agni I will like to give you example from life history of Veer Shiva Ji . When Veer Shiva Ji soldier caught very beautiful wife of a Muslim Sardar and brought her to gift to please Shiva Ji. Shiva Ji got angry and punished his soldier as he insulted Womenhood… Read more »
Gyansurya
Rightly written Agniveerji, We truly deserve the government we have. Always, something happens and we Indians love to protest and get beaten up by Police. Blame government for what ever happened for a while. Go home take pride for few moments because you are among the crowd. And gradually forget… Read more »
rajendra Kanu
This is another example that the system is totally rotten that cannot punish even the hardened criminals. Rape of a women is happening in thousand every year in this rotten establishment. More important is how the system is dealing with such type of crimes? As usual as if nothing serious… Read more »
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