human rights issues
Is this the India for which lakhs of people gave up their lives #Shamim Ahmed
On August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru had declared, "long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we redeem our pledge. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the great triumph and achievement that awaits us. " He reminded the country that the tasks ahead included the ending of poverty, disease, ignorance and inequality of opportunity. India fought for Independence for several years where lakhs of Indians gave up their lives willingly to free India from the clutches of British. The ones who fought for India were of all religion, old parents sacrificed their sons and wives gave up on their husbands so that we could have an India free from all danger. The only dream that everyone saw unitedly was to have a country where people could breathe freely, have their own laws, get justice, where women would be safe, where there would be employment and prevalence of peace and harmony would be a permanent feature. However if we see the condition of India post independence we will get to see a scenario of murder, rape, casteism, religious strife, unemployment and people dwelling on footpaths. if we take into consideration Delhi, the National capital of India, almost two and half lakhs people are sleeping on footpaths every night. Delhi Government had said that it would provide night shelter to all the footpath dwellers however it has been successful in giving night shelter to only thirty thousand people that too in deplorable conditions. Mr. Shamim Ahmed says, " We should be ashamed that after seventy years of independence we are not able to give homes to crores of Indians. In such a situation we do not need Babri Masjid or Ram Mandir, what we need is food for the hungry, homes for the homeless, employment opportunities for the unemployed, education for the poor and medical treatment for the ill. " If we speak about Swadeshi let us consider the number of Indians who are employed in the Gulf countries and America, if these countries come down to taking away the jobs of Indians then where would those people go. When will the Indian Government think on all these matters. If we want our country to progress, to attain the goal of making India a harmonious land then we have to stop fighting over issues of religion and caste and we have to be cautious for if we don 't then in the coming thirty years we will be left with only unemployment, hunger and poverty.