Saturday, November 26, 2005

Satyendra Dubey- Part II

This is sad. Death of Indian Oil Corporation's employee and an IIM-Lucknow's graduate, Manjunathan is simply depressing to say the least. I don't know what else to say because I am just speechless.

This is just a replay of what happened to Satyendra Dubey, an honest man who lost his life to the mafia during Vajpayee's tenure. I had blogged about it, never did I think I would blog about something similar again. Che....

For me patriotism was a value. I don't think it is any longer. Don't take me wrongly but well, I have become cynical. I have to keep reminding myself that i lvie in a democracy. When Satyendra Dubey died, i felt bad. I wanted him to be treated like a martyr. He was treated like a Martyr, but so what? Who knows what's happening to his killers? The last I know is that one of them escapes from the police custody....wow...amazing na.....What a treatment to someone who died for something that was just.... He died for us....He died protesting against irregularities for a project which was funded by OUR money and would have been beneficial to ALL of us. But what happens. Nothing....we all, including me remember only when another honest Indian dies in a similar fashion. As if one Satyendra Dubey was not enough, we now have another.....just the name changes, but another honest citizen dies. Why? I simply don't think it is worth it, losing one's life for this country, for this country's citizens.

I know each and everyone of us has felt bad after these deaths. But why is it that there is nothing being done apart from constant cribbing about the state's indifference....if the collective angst of citizens is so strong, why doesn't it result in the accused being nabbed or being given a harsh punishment. Simply because, I have come to realise NOBODY CARES. NOBODY FUCKING GIVES A DAMN. NO ONE, ABSOLUTELY NO ONE and this includes me too. SAD. Coz had we, the citizens of India really cared, there wouldn't have been a repeat of Satyendra Dubey- Part II. Rather than sitting here and cribbing and protesting about an innocent man's murder, a pro active action by the government would have prevented another innocent death. This would have been possible had we cared, had the citizens been pro active and exerted pressure on the concerned authorities. I am saying citizens since my faith in governance has long gone....only WE THE PEOPLE can do something, concrete if we really wanna. For the MSM also, this is just a piece of news. But when, even a piece of news doesn't manage to evoke public outrage in a large scale manner, then whom are we to blame? That's another story that MSM simply did not care for a few days before it reported about the news....but well.....that's another story in itself. In this country, deaths are easily forgotten. We the citizens of India deserve this and much worse.... No one should loose their lives for a country that doesn't care, for a government that doesn't care. Why, simply why should someone become martyrs for a lost cause? I am not negating the efforts of those people who have not forgotten Satyendra Dubey. but the fact remains that nothing concrete has come out of it which is very sad.

12 comments:

Anirudh said...

It takes time. The world, as Ernest Hemigway said, is worth fighting for. And it always will be.

komal said...

nah shobha, its not like people don't care!...people cry theri hearts out when they hear news like this..., but i guess even they are afraid of being end up like late Mr Dubey....IF Mr tilak, Mr Bose, Mr gandhi etc...HADN'T died fighting THEN..we wudn't be living in "FREE" "INDEPENDENT" INDIA NOW...it takes time...think of it this way..his death mite be the start to something which we can't see it YET!.......

komal said...

remeber the 'RAIN DAYS' in mumbai..their wasn't a single exploitation or misconduct reported.....THIS DEFINITELY gives me HOPE for better india, atleast by 2020 as Mr Abdul kalam has predicted.......i know you are highly frustrated arn't ya...u are qulified to be a NORMAL human being!....

Anonymous said...

hota hai.. sh*t happens!

Harry said...

ofcourse such things suck...i mean following this...will any xIITan or xIIMan follow the same path and work in india? no way

Anirudh said...

Well Harry, not everybody thinks like you. And thank God for that.

pallavi said...

Well I guess thats because corruption and links go high up I guess.. may his soul rest in peace..

Anonymous said...

Russ : the situation never gonna improve :(

Jag said...

Hi Shobha, you write with such passion. If the people in power (elected by the powers of the people) could work for us with the same levels of passion I'm sure the world would be a better place. Really sorry to hear that the same thing happens again. On a lighter note I just wanted to wish you and yours all the best in 2006.

Shobha said...

Anirudh: I think all of us lame souls cam only pacify ourselves by quoting ernest hemingway...sorry for sounding harsh, but well as I said i am at my cynical best.

Komal: hmmm..

Anon: Oh sure...shit happens...

Harry: There would still be idealistic fools, Harry and may i add conscientious fools...

Pallavi: Yup...R.I.P

Russ: Sigh...

Jag: What's the use of passion Jag, when it's not translatin into anything. Even I am like others....simply venting it out on my blog without doing anything....sometimes I wonder how different am i from the rest when i say such things on the blog....sad man...seriously sad...oh yea....Happy new year to you too....

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