Anna Hazare: The Fire Will Wake Us Till Eternity

Facebook walls are filled with status messages calling for unity at this moment, for this common cause called ‘corruption’.

Corruption does not just involve financial corruption, it involves emotional corruption as well. Corruption has eaten away the vitals of humanity, not just Indian politics.

What happened in the Ruchika Girhotra Case is not hidden from us. Justice was not only delayed, but also denied to Ruchika and her family. What was working behind this power play exhibited by I.G.P Shambhu Pratap Singh Rathore’s and his final bail? It was nothing but “corruption” at every level.

How could a person found guilty of such a heinous crime be sentenced to just 1.5 years of imprisonment and then given bail by the apex court? Did the nation (including you & me) wake up then?

Moninder Singh Pandher, a rich businessman, directly involved in the Nithari killings case, could get away by killing and sexually abusing so many poor children. Did the nation rise in support of the helpless poor parents of the deceased?

Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi is still being questioned and cross-questioned by the C.B.I and there are no concrete results! No one raised voice against this, except a few and the media. But the fire of anguish soon got extinguished.

This time, Anna Hazare has caught the roots of the problem and is seemingly determined to uproot the weed of corruption from India. It’s a great step forward.

What Anna Hazare has done is very similar to what Gandhi ji had done to challenge the might of the ruling British decades ago. That is why he is being termed the “Second Gandhi” of India.

It was the combined effort of Gandhi ji and Neta ji and many other nationalist and extremist leaders that India could breathe free after 250 years of oppression. Had the Indians at that point in time just cribbed about regional issues, we wouldn’t have taken birth in a free nation.

A CHANGE COMES WITH A SINGLE POWERFUL WILL TO CHANGE. Anna is displaying just that. He is displaying “honesty with boldness”.

I am happy and proud that this time, we Indians are voicing our protests with solidarity. The corrupt politicians and bureaucrats are shaken by this. The message has gone loud and clear to them that there is always an end to the “nonsense” that they have been doing with our national resources and the emotions of the electorate.

Let the fire wake us till eternity. Do what you can to keep it burning. Don’t let Anna’s honest efforts go waste.


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