The most innate desire in the human being is to be held FREE.
I am nostalgic for the school days. How Independence Day meant just a Holiday to fly kites or hold manjha , watch patriotic songs on television or run around the streets holding little flags. We loved getting dressed up as our Favorite Leaders and Freedom Fighters. Not knowing how difficult It was for our Nation to attain Freedom – a 200-year-old Battle.
When I grew up, I knew none of us were Free. Earlier we were ruled by English and now our own people rule us.
My Understanding of Freedom is All-Encompassing. Not a single soul on Earth should be considered less important. Men and Women should be considered Equal. Household work is not the sole responsibility of a woman. Every Individual has a Right to live his / her Life on their own terms.
No Country is Superior to another. We have a single home called Earth. The Government should have no business in deciding what moral ethics of society should be.
The Mumbai Police dragged unmarried couples out of Hotel Rooms and insulted them, beat girls, called up their parents and literally abused them of Vulgarity. And You ask me to celebrate Independence Day.
Why is Love so unacceptable in a Country that gifted the world – Kamasutra.
Forget Love, We can’t Marry the Person we Love without waging War against our own Parents. We can not wear what we like because our Politicians say, ” If you get raped because you were wearing skirt, It is only your Fault ”
We have no say in Government Policies and We take pride in being World’s Largest Democracy.
Farmers, in thousands, commit suicide together because Government decides to import spices.
You can not do ANYTHING without paying Bribes. Government Employees are the Emperors and Queens of India Today who dictate their own laws and treat you like a slave.
Why not name Hindustan as Bribestan
Judiciary and Law Abiding Bodies are BLIND. Innocents stay behind the bars and culprits drive their Mercedes. Poor are hanged and Rich are given taarikh pe taarikh.
People have lost Faith in Government.
Not only in India, but through out the World, calling ourselves Free is a Mistake. There are a set of People namely , Business Men , Mafia and Crooked Politicians who dictate the World how one should Live , what one should eat and how much Tax should one pay and at some places , they also decide when should you Die.
Freedom to me is what Tagore said years ago….
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.