But what about the civil society? Din?t they learn from Prince's case that there should be no hole around the area where their kids may roam? But who cares? The civil society also had generated a generic solution - blaming everything to the government.
You didn?t qualify in an entrance examination. Blame it to the government or establishment! Patient dies, blame it to the doctor and vandalize the hospital. Some vehicle rundown your relative/friend/unknown but from area/at least human/holy cow etc! It?s because we are in a democracy! Democracy means rule of majority! And yes mob always has the majority!
But is Mobocracy Democracy? Definitely not! Democracy makes every citizen as masters. All masters have their authority, at the same time they have the responsibility and accountability. If you think that you are the master of this democracy yet you don?t have any responsibility and accountability, then you must be thinking of dictatorial wishes in a democratic system.
Had you been truly democratic, instead of blaming the elected governments, you would have blamed yourself for it is you and me, who in reality elects the government.
Coming back to Akshata case, the four year old girl, who even didn?t exist in Prince?s tyranny still faced the same problem? Who?s responsible? It?s easy to say - the government and administration. I too agreed that the government at the Panchayat level should take care of such things, not allowing our kids, the future of this nation to risk the horrifying situation. First action is to fill all pits to avoid pitfalls.
But my question is different, where is the civil society? Isn?t Prince's episode enough to alert you regarding the problems your kids may be undergoing? I don?t think we never progressed from the line of blaming government and entering owning the democracy! Had we done that, there would have been no holes.
In Akshata's case, irrespective of blaming the government, we have to agree that as civil society, we also have to be responsible and accountable. I really wish for safe rescue of Akshata. In any case I would recommend that irrespective of the fate of kids facing pitfalls the parents should be booked for neglecting future of Indian citizens. I am sorry, but some of my friends tell that many parents are so interested in gaining media's limelight that they would not mind their child fall in some pit.
By character I can?t agree to this logic. I feel that all parents whose child is trapped in a hole must be booked for more than 15 years!
This recommendation would help the kids. Forget about governments, the parents will start searching the holes that can put them in jail. If they don?t find any holes, they would post the matter to government that we did our job of searching pits, it?s your job now to ensure no more pitfalls. Believe me this would be the best way out.
We are a
democracy, that doesn?t mean that we are at par with mobocracy. Our
democracy would be as pure/mature/decent our society is. When will we
understand this simple fact?