Before I go any further may I wish all of you Happy Independence Day.
Today we have completed 65 years of gaining independence after having been ruled for so many centuries by outsiders. Like on every Independence Day a lot of celebrations have been done and a lot of show of patriotism claimed. Most of us, including me as I was just 2 years old at that time, are not in a position to understand the actual importance of this transition except what we gather from history books. Unfortunately even history books make a passing reference to atrocities carried out by those rulers as our present set of elected rulers are more worried about vote banks than what is good for our country. We all know how Babar could establish his dynastic rule and how East India Company pushed out the then rulers to take over.
It was all basically because of disunity or not being ONE with each other. It seems that we have not learnt this lesson as evident from what our respected leaders say and do. I know we elected the ones who rule us but is it not a fact that except a handful of voters who judge candidate by merit, rest majority is swayed by caste, religion, region and many a times by pressure of unlawful activity by goons of some candidates? Is it not time to become aware of such actions of ours and be sensible while electing our representatives? Should the ones who have ability to raise awareness about power of vote speak to those who are not so literate to understand this while casting vote?
Should we let the history repeat itself and be ruled by OUTSIDERS after our country is split into fragments by outside influence?