Sunday, September 1, 2013

Counterparts or just sex toys?

Today, I have a deep sympathy for Indian judicial system. A person commits a heinous crime of rape, and then he puts a rod into the genital of the victim that leads to her death. The culprit who was six month less in 18 years at the time of crime, considered a juvenile. And therefore, the judicial system just could award the culprit 3 years of stay in a reform home. Surprisingly, a person who was supposed to be hanged till death, will be walking free just after two years and four months. Now, the big question is, a person who can rape, how can he be a juvenile?
We, living in the 21st century, still unable to punish a criminal by our existing criminal laws.  Being part of a patriarch society, by awarding such kinds of punishments, what message we want to convey to our counterparts who consist half of the population. They are our counterparts, have equal rights in the society or we just treat them like a sex toy?
Many questions are rising in the mind. Can we still say us civilized and why did this happen? No, certainly not, we cannot say us civilized if our half of the population feel insecure, live with a fear and we are not ready to provide them justice. But still, we say, we are democratic and living in the largest democracy of the world. What nonsense? We can’t think like that if we trespass the rights of half of the population.
The answer lies inside the society and its approach. If a person commits such a heinous crime, being a lady, why not his mother opposes his crime? In contrast, she tries to save him. If the criminal is our relative, we swiftly forget his crime what he has committed and starts trying to save him. There is a tremendous need to change the social approach towards women.
Next things are the lawyers, if an advocate defends an accused of rape (except fake political cases as many of them are filed by their opponents), how does he face his family members, especially female members such as his wife, daughters, sisters or friends in the society? We should not forget justice while practicing any profession.    
One of the big questions is, we are still carrying the Indian Panel Code which was drafted in 1860 by the British rulers. After 66 years of Independence, still we are not capable to redraft these outdated laws. Guys! Don’t you think, this is the need of hour to change our social attitude and outdated criminal laws? If we cannot, at least we should not claim ourselves civilized and democratic. 
The laws against rape must be the strongest. Rather than, the victim, proving she is raped, the culprit must have to prove he has not committed the crime. If he fails to prove himself, he must be guilty in the cases of rape. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

The way our currency is continuously falling, it reminds me the days of post First World War global economic downturn and crushing world economies, especially the Germen economy. He was Adolf Hitler who brought back his nation in front of world within 10 years.

Our import stood at US $ 485 billion during FY 2011-12 while export was at US $ 300 billion, a sharp deficit of US $ 185 billion of foreign exchange. We had to spend about US $ 170 billion for importing oil. Moreover, we reduced oil import from Iran where we have to pay in Rupees which saves our foreign exchange. Once upon a time, Iran was the second largest oil supplier to us after Saudi Arabia, dropped to sixth place. Following American instructions, we fallen prey and stopped oil imports from that neighbour, now we are permitted to buy oil from this neighbouring country till December this year only. It is not good for a sovereign country like India if US is deciding about its foreign trade. As you know, oil import is the most component of India’s current account deficit.

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, you are an Economist, studied from Cambridge, you better know how to get back Indian economy on track. However, it is painful for us to see country’s falling economy in your leadership.

If you are not capable to get back India’s economy on track, just leave your office or follow the following measures, suggested by me who does not have any degree or formal education in economics stream.

Take bold measures, either cut imports except industrial requirement or allow FDI in ‘Navratna’ and ‘Mahratna’ PSUs and take export friendly decisions.

It will increase foreign exchange inflow and decrease the outflow. As a result economy will be back into track and Rupee will get back its lost respect. Otherwise get ready to see national bankruptcy. The country won’t forgive you.  

At last, but not the least, this is our country and you are just a care taker. If you cannot comply your duties, please, please, please… quite your job...  

A hopeful common citizen of India,
Mohd Mustaquim

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pakistan; History repeats itself

How Pakistani leaders and army play hide and seek with each others and history repeats itself in a 16 years of time span. 

It is said that history repeats itself. In 1997, Nawaz Sharif takes the reins of Pakistan as the most powerful Prime Minister with the largest majority in the country’s history. However, He faces a military action and sacked by the then military chief Parvez Musharraf in 1999. The military chief becomes the chief executive of the country and exiles the sacked Prime Minister from the country. After two years, in 2001, he becomes President of Pakistan. United States starts pressurising him to get legitimacy for his post on the democratic way. In this circumstance, he gets a so called referendum in 2002 for the top post. This exercise approves his legitimacy of being the President. Now, Nawaz Sharif has no option to live in the exile.

Under international pressure, Musharraf resigns from the top post in August 2008. In the month of December, general elections takes place and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns home. During the elections Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) head Benazir Bhutto’s assassination shocks the nation and a sympathy wave moves towards her party and her party PPP becomes the single largest party in the Pakistan National Assembly. In order to establish democracy in the country, a democratic government is formed by PPP with support of its arch rival Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (N), including some small political outfits.

Bhutto’s spouse, Asif Ali Zardari takes oath for the President’s post. Now, the exile time starts for Parvez Musharraf. Uncertainty continues, during the five years, the nation sees many Prime Ministers, even a Prime Minister faces arrest warrant by the country’s Supreme Court. Five years passes, Musharraf, returns Pakistan to contest elections. However, Pakistan court disqualifies his candidature and issues arrest warrant against him in the Bhutto assassination case in April 2013. Now, he is a fence sitter, election results has come out, Nawaz Sharif’s party PML (N) has got the position of single largest party in the National Assembly and Nawaz is going take the reins of the country once again.

History repeats itself, Nawaz has the powers and Musharraf is a prisoner. Muddai lakh bura chahe to kya hota hai, wahi hota hai Manzoor-e-Khuda hota hai.