Even the least patriotic among us would shed tears when we think about the present state of our nation. Gubernatorial gaffes, arbitrary exercise of political and police powers, practice of debased politics, reckless handling of international sports events, ministerial twittering contradicting government's policy and puisne judge's lament on CJI's powerlessness are but an expression of national depravity. Where are we heading? We do not know the destination. But we are sure we are heading in the wrong direction.
How can a Governor convert the hallowed Raj Bhavan into a place for sexcapades? The 86-year old Governor could not have been alone in this act of debauchery. How did this unsavoury development come to light? A procurer who was promised a mining licence was not delivered on the promise ! Many delivered promises which cause incalculable loss to the state exchequer and hence to the public remain secret.
A senior police officer molests a minor girl and ia awarded a suspended 6-month imprisonment after 19 years. In the meantime, he gets promoted as DGP and honourably retires! He and his goons in the government harass the family of the girl, cause her suicide after she is expelled from her school under police pressure and finally the judge becomes sympathetic to the age and agony of the police officer who faces the court proceedings for 19 years. Travesty of justice cannot be more bizarre.
It is true that there are no permanent enemies in politics. How does one respond to a national party coalescing with a regional party headed by a leader notorious for his corrupt ways and against whom there are / were charges of murder and other crimes? Pragmatism in politics cannot be limitless.
How can a cricket match be held on a pitch with rogue bounce threatening the life of players? What if someone had actually succumbed to injuries? This happens not in a distant town, but in the capital of the country!
When the Home ministry has decided to tighten the visa norms, does any minister in the same cabinet have a right to air his reservations in public? Ministers cannot enjoy such compulsive / addictive twittering while making a mockery of cabinet responsibility.
We can only sympathise with a High Court judge who rightly laments that the Chief Justice of India is only a serpent without fangs who has no authority to control wayward judges of higher judiciary.