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शाहरुख खान के अपमान पर इतना हो-हल्ला क्यों – क्या हम समानता का कानून लागू करना नहीं चाहते हैं? – Why cry on Shahrukh’s humiliation – don’t we want to practice equality?

August 20, 2009

मैं पिछले दो-तीन दिनों से यह देख रहा हूँ की शाहरुख खान की अमेरिका के नेवार्क  हवाई  अड्डे  पर  सघन सेक्योरिटी  जाँच   होने के वजह से  मीडिया और केंद्र सरकार ने बहुत हो-हल्ला मचा रखा है और आसमान को सर  पे  उठा  रखा  है | यह कोई बहुत बड़ा मुद्दा नहीं है लेकिन मुझे यह बात समझ में नहीं आती है की क्यों मीडिया और सरकार ने इसे अहम् का मुद्दा बना रखा है? ऐसा हर रोज़ हर किसी न किसी के साथ होता रहता है |  क्या अमीर या प्रसिद्ध होना हमें आम जनता से अलग और ऊपर होने का  हक़ दिला देता है या हमें दुनिया के और जन से ऊपर कर देता है? कम से कम मैं तो ऐसा नहीं सोचता लेकिन सामंती युग की मानसिकता वाले मीडिया के लोगों और लोक-सेवकों के बारे में मैं कुछ नहीं कह सकता |  मैं आम जन,  प्रभावशाली व्यक्तियों एवं  सरकारी  नौकरों से यह आग्रह करता हूँ की ब्रिटिश राज से चली आ रही   गुलामी  की मानसिकता  वाली परंपरा को त्यागें और एक साथ काम कर भारतीय मानसिकता से अमीर, प्रसिद्ध, प्रभावशाली  या गरीब में फर्क करने की पद्धति को मिटाने की कोशिश करें | यह तभी हो सकता है जब ऐसे सभी जन-प्रतिनिधि, लोक-सेवक, अमीर, प्रसिद्ध एवं प्रभावशाली  के साथ वही व्यवहार किया जाय जैसा एक आम जन या गरीब के साथ होता है |  यहाँ अमेरिका में कोई कितना  ही धनी, प्रभावशाली  या यहाँ तक की किसी राज्य का राज्यपाल  क्यों न हो, उसका आम जन कोई भी परवाह नहीं करता और उनके साथ आम जनता के तरह की व्यवहार किया जाता है, और यहाँ ये लोग भी इसे बिना किसी अहम् के दिल से स्वीकारते हैं |  लेकिन  मेरी  समझ  यह नहीं आता की भारतीयों के खून में ऐसा क्या है की सामंती और अहम् वाली परंपरा का त्याग करने में असक्षम हैं?  हम क्यों प्रभावशाली सरकारी नौकरों जैसे संसद सदस्य, मंत्री, मुख्य-मंत्री इत्यादि या अमीर या प्रसिद्धि प्राप्त व्यक्तियों को महत्व देते हैं?  क्या वे पहले से ही हर एक सुविधा पाए हुए नहीं हैं?  फिर क्यों वे प्रजा-तंत्र में प्राप्त हम आम जन की एक छोटे से समानता के अधिकार को छीनना चाहते हैं? क्या शाहरुख खान जैसा होना हमें कानून-व्यवस्था से ऊपर कर देता है? लेकिन हमारी भारतीय मानसिकता ऐसा सोचने को मजबूर है |  

शाहरुख खान  जैसे लोग उस स्थान पर आम  जनता के  द्वारा  तरजीह  देने  के वजह से हैं लेकिन आम जनता उनकी वजह से नहीं है, सबको इसकी समझ होनी चाहिए |  भारतीय व्यवस्था का पालन करने वालों को भी ऐसे लोगों को महत्व देने की परंपरा को त्यागनी होगी |  भारत सरकार के लिए भारत के सभी नागरिक एक सामान होने चाहिए और उसे जाति, रंग, धन, प्रभाव, धर्म, अमीर, गरीब या ऐसे किसी अन्य विषयों के ऊपर भेद-भाव नहीं करना चाहिए |  यदि मीडिया और भारत सरकार को इतना ही चिंता है तो वह क्यों नहीं भारत के हर उस नागरिक के लिए हो-हल्ला मचाती  तो जो ऐसी जांच और अपमान से रोज़ गुजरते हैं? ये लोग तो इस अपमान का परवाह भी नहीं करते लेकिन शाहरुख जैसे लोग इसे अहम् का मुद्दा क्यों बनाते हैं?  ऐसा तो अंग्रेजों के जमाने में अंग्रेज किया करते थे | हमें लगता है की भारत सरकार ने इसे मुद्दा इसलिए बनाया है ही शाहरुख का सरकार में अच्छा प्रभाव है और सरकार  भी उन्हें खुश रखना चाहती है |  प्रभाव का कारण (चंदा या कुछ और) तो कांग्रेस पार्टी ही बता सकती है जिसका की केंद्र में सरकार है |  और यही तथ्य मीडिया के लोगों साथ भी सही बैठते  हैं |  भ्रष्टाचार मिटाओ, भारत बचाओ के माध्यम से ही हम समानता के अधिकार को लागू कर सकते हैं और भ्रष्टाचार मिटाओ सेना इसके लिए कटिबद्ध है |  अमेरिकियों ने बहुत ही अच्छा काम किया है और इसके लिए उन्हें मेरी सलामी!!!

I saw last couple of days media and government crying foul on security check of Shahrukh at Newark airport. This is not a big deal but why media, government and he are making it a big deal? I don’t understand. It happens everyday to general public. Is rich and famous different than general public or above the world? I don’t think so. Please discard slavery mentality from mind and work together to remove the difference between rich and poor from our Indian mentality, like it happens in US. Here in US, citizens don’t care about such rich or famous person, or even for governor or bureaucrats of a state and they are treated just like a general person. Why we give importance to such persons or lok-sevaks, because they are rich and famous. Our Indian mentality is making to think Shahrukh like person as above the law & order. He is there because of public but the vice-versa is not true. So why should we give importance to such person? For Indian government, every citizen should be equal, irrespective of cost, creed or any other things. If media or government wants to care such individual then why don’t you take up the case of every Indians who suffers with this humiliation everyday? This is only because; he could influence the government or owns the media. Bhrastachar mitao, Bharat Bachao, this is the only way; we can achieve equality in India. My salute to Americans…good job done Americans.!!!!

I don’t see any challenge to Congress Party in near future

August 1, 2009

I don’t see any challenges or danger for Congress party from any other political parties in near future, at least at center. There is very bleak possibility that any non-congress government could be formed at center irrespective of Congress government does good or bad for the country. There are several reasons for that. The first one is BJP can’t be able to form government on its own until it takes the minority in confidence. Hinduism is religion of tolerance and Hindus can’t be congregated and vote for a party purely on basis of religion. If somehow it’s able to reach near the majority level, the so called secular parties will do their best to refrain BJP to form the government and rather they could support Congress party to form the government. I don’t think, if there is any future for Third/Fourth Front or it can ever form any government without support of BJP or Congress. Even, if Third Front is able to form the government, this will not lost long due to tones of aspirants for the prime ministerial post. Due to ambitions and greediness, they start pulling the strings of each others and thus the government would not survive longer. We have seen such scenarios at center few times and public is also aware of this. 

I am not sure why people are so crazy for Prime Ministerial or any Ministerial post. As per my view, in a democracy, word ‘Minster’ should be defined as public servant of a country and his/her boss would be the non-government general public who follows the law of land. If people can understand this, they will stop giving importance to PM, CM, ministerial or Lok-Sevak posts and this way somewhat corruption could also be reduced. Most of elected members and ministers think it a position of status and respect, not as a servant, and where we need to make a change. This is not the era of British or Kings’ Rule but we are living in the age of democracy where status of general public is higher than these Lok-Sevaks. We have to work on this line and explain to our people to understand their rights and duty and fight for this. There are many MPs and MLAs in India who are either rich, Bahubalis or both and they would become so arrogant, if you treat them as public servant. They still think themselves as ruler and above the law, and for that reason they want to become an MP or MLA. 

I will tell you a story of a poor farmer. His son wanted to go abroad for higher studies but he was unable to get the US Visa. Someone suggested him to contact a cabinet minster in center for the help. When he visited at home of a cabinet minister at center, his secretaries were not so cooperative to make an appointment for him with the minister. They wanted some money for allowing him to meet the minister. Somehow, with help of his local MP, he met the minister. Minister asked him to provide some documentation to his secretaries and told to farmer that he might receive a recommendation for Visa in few days. The farmer completed the formalities and left for his hometown. He waited for couple of months but he didn’t receive any response from minister’s office. He made couple of visits to Delhi to meet the minster but the minster’s secretaries returned him empty handed saying they will look into it. They didn’t allow him to meet the minister stating various excuses such as he is very busy or he is unavailable or he is out of station. It was not possible for farmer to stay in Delhi for longer or make many trips to Delhi for this work. Somehow he got the telephone number of minister and he thought it would be better to make him call from his village to follow-up and know the status on his request. 

Do you think, if you try to make a telephone call and you can expect a cabinet minister to respond to your call? I don’t think it will ever happen in India. Just see what happened to the poor farmer. When he called the minster’s home, no one was picking up the phone. Somehow he was able to get hold of minister’s secretary. Then what, secretary told he didn’t have any idea about his request. Now what farmer should do? He requested secretary to get minster online. But you know what, secretary was trained to treat minister as “Lord” and created a scenario that minister is too busy and he can’t come online. The secretary started making excuses such as Minister is in bathroom, he is in meeting, he is in office, and he is in bedroom and so, and can’t be able to talk to him. Same thing happened when the local MP called to minister from his village. Finally nothing was done to his request and his son was not able to go abroad for study. Do you think, this should happen in a democracy and a general public should not be allowed to talk to a minister on phone? Then what is use of modern technologies. This is the way one can contact an official and save money and time in transportation. I think many would agree with my arguments. If not, you can please visit to my website at vinay1340.wordpress.com and we can have a healthy debate on this. 

Now let us talk about government at center. My analysis is that now the government at center is very stable and other regional party can’t blackmail the government for petty selfishness. Public should think on this line and this could be good thing to start. But need sometime change of guard at center is necessary to get good work from government and to avoid arrogancy and teach a lesson to a server. But other than Congress, which political party would be able to form government in future at center, any guesses. It could be possible if BJP can experiment something new or so called secular parities can support BJP on some common ground. If this happens, this would be a miracle. The conclusion of above all is that BJP is not liked by majority of minorities and now public understand that only Congress is able to provide a stable government since control of party is hands of Nehru’s Family. Thanks to Nehru family. The third front will never be able to provide a stable government because there are too many aspirants for the PM posts with too many agendas which go against it. If somehow these so called secular parties and regional parties can work with BJP and fight an election on some common minimum program, there could be a chance of change in guard at center. This will benefit the public of India to have different government at center alternatively for good governance and democracy to work. This will prove that a general public, not in government and who follows the law of land, is powerful than a Lok-Sevak, PM, CM or minister.


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