This is in reference to an article with the same title.
Yes,what happened in Mumbai was absolutely wrong. The laws too are archaic. But making sweeping statements as this is, i guess i had to vent my views.
A society thats completely narcisstic of itself, we never seem to understand or even try make an attempt what the life of a soldier or a police man is made of. We talk of crime growing in the city but never care about who constitute this force. None of us “the educated class” will go into the forces. We are overqualified to do such jobs. So lets keep the mouths shut unless we really do something about it. Lets stop making sweeping statements, that incriminates all the guys who are doing such a good work, the jawans in the colds and the policemen maintaining law and order.
I for myself cannot think[or dream?] of leaving this plush job for joining the army, would i?
Of police being killed in encounters, of soldiers being killed daily, but we never understand that for every soldier killed, there’s a family rendered helpless.
And that soldier/policeman was not killed, mind you, in his own self defense; but for some stranger sleeping happily in their cozy beds unaware of everything; the strangers, you and me.
I see hundreds of people riding on the road without proper licenses and then suddenly talk of rules and inequality, only when caught.