OPINION: 2012 v/s 2013
Author(s): Harish K. MongaThere is a famous saying by poet Pablo Neruda, “Time cannot be cut with your weary scissors, and all the names of the day are washed out by the waters of night”. We enter into the New Year with hopes of last...
There is a famous saying by poet Pablo Neruda, “Time cannot be cut with your weary scissors, and all the names of the day are washed out by the waters of night”.
We enter into the New Year with hopes of last year’s. With the gang rape in Delhi in the last month of the year 2012, the welcome and celebrations of New Year were not that charming. It is but natural and also right and out society should not be so emotionless to forget such horrific incident and celebrate the New Year with pump and show. Rather, we should not forget as there is a hope in remembering that in future, such brutal incident may not happen with any woman and whole of the nation is united on this issue. Only with this hope, we can think of dealing with the unscrupulous persons, anti-social elements to curb this menace.
In other words, it is good that the start of New Year is not with great enthusiasm because only by remembering our problems, we can make sure that the new generation will not face such incident in future. There are number of problems on this way which will not be solved by formulating the stringent laws and giving the harsher punishment to the rapists. There are still number of rape cases, of which the cases are not registered by the police. Recently in two villages of India, there was news that the victims of rape have been expelled from the society and village. There are also numbers of cases in which the decisions are still pending because of dilly-dallying attitude of the police and courts and the accused are roaming freely in the society.
There is a need to make too many reforms in our society as pulling the government and police would not do anything. But one thing is clear that the new generation does not only think about career, film, entertainment and driving of bikes but it can come on roads to demonstrate for the betterment of the society.
The new generation is different from new generation and not ready to accept that the people of India are made to stand in queue for ration. The new generation has grown up in modern era and they have high hopes and expectations. They admit that if the youths of developed countries are accountable and have the right of transparency system, why not the Indian youths. Our society and system should be ready during the New Year to face the challenges from youths. It is difficult to daunt the youths from police ‘danda’.
Everyone has to be on its toes to feel the delicacy of time. It is hoped that during the New Year, the government will bring too much reforms in our systems and we have high expectations from the new generation and there are hopes to become better New Year.
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