It was rightly said by Mahatma Gandhi “Tit for tat, an eye for an eye will make whole world blind”
When a government is formed on Populist agenda and if it fails to deliver what’s been promised then it takes the support of “Diversion Politics” to Divert attention of Public from real issues and make government less accountable towards them.
“Criticism” which is essence of Democracy. It’s been curtailed day by day. What’s happening in our country is that you can’t really criticise Political Elite or Ruling elite. If you’ll do so you’ll be labelled as a “Anti-national” or newly coined term “Urban Naxals” by online troll armies (literally armies) on social media. We’ve to understand that Questioning doesn’t mean to Question the integrity of Country and to blame country. Questioning result in increase accountability of government to it’s citizens.
The recurring incidents of lynching and targeted mob violence against vulnerable groups reported from various parts of the country are a direct challenge thrown by right-wing groups to political processes, especially electoral processes and the rule of law. According to India Spend, a data-journalism website, 86% of those killed in lynching incidents in 2017 were Muslims.
Mob vigilantism is rising and in one case a person is lynched for having suspicion of Beef other is been lynched due to suspicion of Child lifter some other people lynched for being a thief. It all depicts the rise of Mobocracy.
What’s leading for these incidents is that people have forgotten that a society cannot be made of similarities and uniformity but it crucially needs difference and the celebration of difference to keep society alive
“One needs to reinvent the stranger constantly to keep society alive” By A.C.Jordan [African philosopher]
People don’t have that much faith on process of Justice
To blame lynching on the slowness or failure of ‘Justice’ is to speak a dangerous half truth. Full truth is that the state has failed to support the law. Under all circumstances, against politically motivated group and individual violence any kind of vigilante ‘justice’ has to be strongly opposed and highly condemned by the State.
Recent crack down on dissent [ Attacks to Assassinate Activists like (Umar Khalid) , killing of Gauri Lankesh etc] :-
On social media troll army regularly labels anyone who dissents from government as ‘Urban Naxal’ or “anti-national”.
American Philosopher Charles Stevenson wrote about the Hurrah/Boo theory, reducing language to emotions of approval or disapproval, and replacing logical arguments with moral language to rouse emotions.
State which fails to deliver what’s been promised use this theory to divert the attention of youths from their mistakes to somewhere else which result in rise of intolerance between youths and Public.
Due to the fake propaganda to mute the voices of the activists lots of fake news and articles are been published so that the weakness of ruler and state should be ignored. These labelling results to grow Intolerance in youth towards activists who act as a pressure group on government and act as a watchdog and it curtail the ability to question and dissent from state which is the essence of democracy( recently pointed out by supreme court). Image source – Getty images (for represetation only )
Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi’s comment on rising Intolerance (specifically in Youth) “Intolerance and Impatience in Young people is
growing fast , it’s widening and deepening. They don’t want to listen they want to react first”
“Whatever they are doing today is because they could either be misguided or they don’t have a clear path in their lives. They are confused in the
competitive world and they don’t see much opportunity. This frustrates them and creates a dislike for the whole system and establishment, eventually making them intolerant and violent”
Step towards strong India :-
Solution to sustain equilibrium and to save our young minds from growing intolerance in them is to give them a platform so that they can argue with each other, criticise each other, come on consensus. So let there be a free dialogue between different diversities in our country keeping politics aside and abiding the constitution of our country which gives each and every one to have full liberty to follow their customs their religion what they eat what they don`t eat. There should be spirit of ‘tolerance’ and respect between different beliefs in our country.
To follow the Preamble of our constitution which says that “ we the people of India ” we’ve to keep our religion private and perform our duty to save the diversity of this country and to save the constitution of this country.