Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Art of Hypocrisy

I am extremely appalled, ashamed, alarmed and shocked as I write this post.

A few minutes back, I got an SOS call from a close friend who is being "forced" to move out of her recently acquired flat. The reason? She does not belong to the dominant community in that locality.

What the hell is this?

Aren't we as Indian citizens are guaranteed "Equality of status and of opportunity" in our Constitution? Or are these mere golden words penned years back that we have conveniently forgotten in these 60 years since our Constitution has been adopted?

How can we still discriminate on the basis of religion, caste, creed, ethnicity, etc.? How can the State turn a blind eye to all this?

Isn't there a strong and valid case to delink governance and law enforcement from religion and all this stuff that creates differences? Isn't there a case for homogenisation of the population? Isn't there a case for adoption of a single law (Uniform Civil Code) to iron out any whiff of discrimination?

Perhaps, yes!

But as long as our politics as remains an art of hypocrisy, our politicians will continue to do lip-service to the lofty ideals of our Constitution, instead of following it in letter and spirit.

1 comment:

Major Bhargava said...

Appalling, to say the least. I am sure such a thing would not have happened to some one influential/with a clout. Hypocrisy has now become the middle name of our society

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