About 6 months back, a college girl in Nagpur, was stabbed by four men in the middle of the road in broad daylight. The attackers left her to die. And the sad thing is- she died.
She died infront of a crowd of onlookers. She died asking for some water, which was never given to her. She lay screaming in pain on the road for over 15 minutes- until her screams finally died with her. She died even when the hospital was a mere 8 minutes away. Nobody helped her.As always, the police arrived after 23 minutes. The attackers were never found. Nor was their motive.
But its not about criticising the police or blaming the hospital.Its we who are to blame, it is we who remain mute spectators to such incidents.
Lets take another incident.On 2nd November 2011, I was run over by a car, a scorpio, whose driver was presumably drunk, while I was walking back home. It was around 9.30 pm and I lay there on the road. My body in a pool of blood, My knee broken, My shoulder muscles torn, My face not recognisable. I was knocked out cold. I didn’t know what was happening. But, I was screaming in pain, though I don’t remember things very clearly. Luckily, a friend of mine spotted a small circle of people gathered around something. When he checked, he found that something as me.
I was writhing in excruciating pain. But nobody helped me. My friend took me to the hospital where the doc said that had I been 10 minutes late, I would have been no more.
The questions that have been populating my mind are why don’t we help each other? What keeps us away- from extending a helping hand? why do we prefer watching someone die slowly infront of our own eyes and yet do nothing? Have we people become so cruel,So evil? Has our heart turned only into a machine which pumps blood? Do we have no feelings, no emotions?? Is this what is really meant by KALYUG?? Are we people only as good as the world allows us to be? Will we drop all our goodness on the first sight of trouble and eat each other out eventually? Are we more Demons than Angels?
The answer is both yes and no. But what we’ve gotta do is to turn all the ‘yes’s into ‘no’s. Trust me, the only way to do that is by changing ourselves. We need to understand, today it is someone else, tomorrow it can be one of us. We have to show a brave front and take the wrong doers to task. The sense of humanity which has gone missing must be refounded. It is our favourite pastime to curse the politicians, but an introspection is seriously required.
Changing oneself does get hard at times. But we must never forget that “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, only if we remember to light the candles.” Let us together take a step forward to make our India a better place to live.
Wake India Now !!!
Written By : Rishi Raj (Sirius)
Its NOW or NEVER!!