Anna Hazare is not something to be writenoff so easily. It is a movement which has gained moment over the years in post independence ERA. lot of debate is going on in media particularly media houses backed by special and previleged people. In PRE- RTI ERA they were the watchMAN of wrong doings of governance and everybody. If they get any type of benefit they used to hide the facts and choose not to publish that. If they were unable to get FREE-Priviledges then they used to publish bad news and then only public used to know what has had happend or went wrong. POST RTI era it is not so. POST 1982, media bloom takne place. And we have seen not only the Anna Hazare but many such things happenings in the glare of media, Gaziabad was in news, Delhi night scenes was there, acqusition of land and aftermath, struggle led by a new promising leader-IN-MAKING happend in west UP, a group of villagers met the PM in glare of media, National rallies of many parties were given coverage. Encounters we saw at border areas, Terrorist attack im Mumbai we saw, the most famous episode wa the PRINCE who was rescued from the borewell, even politician grabed the opportunity that time. and the list is endless. The famous media characters who have become now media barrons, LOBBIEST-lobby, all of them have grownup in front of us only. we saw them growing through the media. They must praise media, but cannot writeoff the anna hazare movement as media created. One lady from Mumbai, a writer, whose audience is only METROsexual claims that this is just something which can be and should be ignored. It is perfectly alright for her to say since she is not somehting which India resembles, India is much bigger than that she and like her do not matter for India they are just few and countable and only english progeny. Few media house asked “team anna” [as they have named them] that who gave you authority to standup for india. You are not geting support of 120 crores of people. before asking such question they forget who themselves are they. who gave authority to these media houses to ask questions? and what percentage of population out of 120 crores is with these media houses. MINISCULE is the answer. whereever you see now in all channel there are so called ELITE whoh grab the opportunity and utter something or the other. Why the govt does not have a strong lokpal rule after so many years of independence. Where were all these intellectuals and media then?
Anna Hazare is from village, he has seen the worst and has done the BEST, than anybody can do.
He is hope for crores of people the COMMON MAN of India, not just middle class, as many people are trying to paint his movement as such. Before saying they must do introspection. what they have done for country, their community, their society- what is their contribution?
Anna has said that before anything one must have the pure thoughts, pure “Achar” there is no translation in english for this. the action, and behavior etc can be replaced and added and one must be NISHKALANK means spotless life. then only this movement be true in spirit. This movement is historical. and has become a world history event. do what may no body can write if off. this is just like second SATYAGHRA on the lines of beloved BAPPU ji. completely non voilent. This will become a role model for all the counrties, they are looking at us. We must grow up and try to be resistant in spontaneous reacting. GRAM SWARAJ is linked herewith. Those who say that it is a middle class movement are ignorant about the problem. It is we who face the problem of curruption all our life. Those sitting on news channel are above it since it is their culture to be a in one lobby or the other and work for corporate, which does not goes with the true ethos of indian thought of swaraj, There was hue n cry recently when tapes were leaked in meida about the lobby business. those who are at that level never face corruption since it is inbuilt with their working. We face the brunt of this curruption,
The widow pension scheme is implemented. Nobody knows how many widows do get their due pension and that too IN-TIME, i know that they spent more than half for just in tranportation and rest goes in the pocket of hte BABU. same story is with family pension, OLD AGE or senior citizen pension scheme, there is no data, but only we have the personal experience to tell as to how we face the difficulty. My father and Ex-Serviceman, has to face similar kind of thing when he wanted to get the pension., My grandmother also got family pension after fighting and lots more to just get the benefit, that too at the fag end of her life. When I went the university employment bureau for registration the babu straightaway demaned that do something for my tea etc. meas straigthaway he demanded money from me for just regitering my name in the employment bureau, God knows how many students from rural areas suffered at that employment bureau. But thing is we were not aware enough so that we could lodged complaint, and I did not Know where to lodge such complain.
yesterday Kiran Bedi ji said that Now at least we can hope that we can DIAL 101 for complain against corruption. I faced corruption in revaluation of answerbooks at BSc. I saw for my self that how few students got good numbers whereas I had to suffer since i did not have backup from family means the MONEY.
Lets hope this movement help us in formulating a good lokpall bill, so that it can be a deterent for coruuption