It is an age of whataboutery!
Almost every week, some trend start on Internet about violence on muslims. Then there are equal story about violence netted out on Hindus. Curiously very few netizens (twitter handles) are outraged on both and one can see the separation or whataboutery.
There are endless stories of justice rather lack of it for hapless victims. Stories continues, narratives keep on changing.
However the key thing which both side ie “this is not my india” vs “see how others are killing us”, forget that It is the Indian state which is oblivious to the ordinary.
Indian state is perfect secular state. It treats all equal – be it Hindu Muslim or Christian. It remains oblivious to them. It collects taxes / bribe equally and remain deaf to them equally.
Or in better words, Indian state collects tax but doesn’t dispense justice
Indian state has been designed to serve, protect and feed the chosen ones. Forget Phelu Khan, do you remember closure of any case one year, two years, five years or even twenty years.
Indian state remains in British mould where it just focus to serve the masters – earlier gora sahibs, now bhurra sahibs who sit in gymkhana club and worry about India over soft laughters and single malts while debating next UN/World bank posting (probably this answers as why India not so rich country, is so prompt in paying its UN dues while US/UK who have money don’t even care about UN dues)
Remember Nirbhaya, Remember Sonipat violence – you might even ask what about Sonipat and that is the exact point. (for the uninitiated, Sonipat violence (agitation for reservation in Govt Jobs) led to some 30 deaths and loss of 20,000 Cr ($4bn) worth of property.)
Whole India seems to be living in a 24×7 reality show where every second a new more sensational event happen numbing us even more and game of whataboutery continues.
There are millions of case pending and getting added, but SC bench find time to hear petition like if Red dresses shall be allowed in India. https://newsd.in/ridiculous-pil-sc-dismisses-plea-seeking-ban-on-red-dresses-in-india/
So for a moment, get way from this whataboutery and ask yourself a serious question ? Are you really comfortable with state of security – do you think Indian state delivers quality of life – Safety, Justice, accountability or these days – clean air?
Indian archaic system of governance has failed and collapsing.
When somebody says – let the land of law takes its own course, its invoke yawn from both sides ie criminal as well as victim as nobody remembers as when was the last time justice was delivered.
Indian justice system has achieved a unique feat in the world where innocents are afraid of it while criminals remain brazen and laugh at it.
Denial of justice to Phelu Khan, Ankit Saxena et all is not any conspiracy.
It’s equal treatment to all natives without gymkhana connections.
So stop this whtaboutery and start asking hard questions before each one of us end up being the main character in 24×7 reality sensational show!