And the Valentine Day Threat Debate goes on
When did the self-proclaimed moral custodians of the society get the authority to bend the constitutional dictates? How can they afford to nurse tend barbarism in times of a civilized world order? These have again surfaced as crux questions in such dark times of atrocious cop-functioning and equally traumatic stand from the consciously gangrened party office holders.
It’s the month of Valentine’s Day Celebration; a time when the cupid-struck get their pleasant license to paint the town red and express their hearts out. It’s the time when they get a fair amount of whiff from the love-filled air and they walk purposefully with a rose in their hands, a smile on their lips and an ardent desire to woo their beloved, filled in their heart.
Wait: there are many reasons that the state constitutional operators and the apparently smudged bureaucrats have given us to believe that this year, once again, Valentine’s Day will be marred by Illegal policing and repression. The seed has already been sowed and unfortunately the wind velocity is also very high. In the wake of the Mangalore pub incident and the tortuous, uncouth handling of a seven year old girl by Etowah police ( Uttar Pradesh), we can only keep giving discerning glances and keep our finger crossed about how the scene might unfold on the valentine’s day.
It’s a difficult situation for a country that has financially liberalized itself yet likes being fettered to its heritage and roots even when some aspects of it want change, writhe for modification. Think what might happen if BJP comes into power in Karnataka? Mangalore pub incidence is a sore wound on the chest of the constitution. It was a brutal murder of democratic rights and the seemingly fake arrest of the Ram Sena Chief Pramod Muthalik has done nothing to make things easy.
In fact the probing commission headed by Nirmala Venkatesh suggested that the incident happened owing to lack of bouncers and the state authorities cleanly shied away from police involvement.
In fact, the situation has come to a sorry pass where the self-rotting custodians have waged a warning suggesting that each couple spotted in a compromising stage will be wedded on the position. What is a state of compromise? In a democratic society, wrestling for equality with the European Union and America, is holding hands or offering rose or planting a cheek on the forehead a compromise or expression of feeling by bending down on the knees a compromise?
We have witnessed the Hooliganism of zealots, we have found that shops have been vandalized, youths have been tonsured and many rose outlets have been tampered with. It is the time to check our hearts. The eternal equation of love is once again coming up. Let’s not add dirty politics and equally rigged bureaucracy to it. Valentine’s Day shall not become a battlefield for political heavyweights where they can take opposite stances and debate about their opinions to gain political mileage. Fundamentalists take the vandalism route because, “Saamna” or some other newspaper from their ranks cannot rage a pen based revolution. It needs to come out in limelight with the sword and the sticks. The fundamentalist organizations will again have their small moment of glory this second weekend of February while the civilized people will look for hushed-up calls and city nooks to express their love.
Ram Sena warns against celebrating Valentine’s Day