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Two Faced Society

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#IndiSpire28: People conveniently ignore a girl in distress or an accident victim on the road, but would enthusiastically march with candles in hand for a cause. Why?

Actually, this portrays the traits of hypocrisy. This might hurt but yes, most of the people rallying for such causes are hypocrites. I have been to a rally and I have experienced things first handedly. There goes the answer if you were thinking how I can say that.

There have been a lot of cases where the girls were subjugated to violence or molestation on the open streets. I might want to remind you that I’m talking only about the cases that went viral on media or were reported. There are so many that goes unseen. Yes, no one comes to rescue the girl. People just look and ignore. There are so many hit and run cases where the victim could have been saved but people ignore.

So why do they do that? Most of those people will reply that they don’t want to get themselves entangled with the police affairs. Well they are not quite wrong. There are so many complications attached with helping those people. No one wants to be questioned endlessly or push his head into something that can actually become a nightmare for him. Do you think the system is responsible for people not helping others? Well in my opinion, somehow it is.

But does that means you should ignore a person who can be saved? Should you close your eyes if you see some guys eve teasing a girl? Should you just walk away if you see an unconscious girl who might have been physically assaulted?

No. This is not how you’re going to improve anything. Even if you think that the system is wrong, you can’t just close your eyes and behave as if you have seen nothing. How do you ever wish to see the change then?

Moving to the candle marches and rallies, I do believe that many people marching for the cause are downright hypocrites. I went to one of those things last year. There were some good people out there who had come truthfully to demand justice. But then, I noticed some guys eve teasing girls even there. I heard people saying that they had come just to pass the time and create nuisance. I noticed that some people were just there to damage the public property. I bet many did not even know the cause.

Coming back to the question, I would say that if you are supporting such causes through marches and rallies and peace walks, you must not close your eyes next time you see anything inappropriate. Next time, you must lift your hand to help any girl in need. Next time, your mind should be ready to help any person whose life might be saved if you act on time.

If you talk of a change, then this is how you’re going to bring it. 

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Anita
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August 29, 2014 at 12:38 AM delete

Very true, Anmol.
We must be the change that we wish to see.
Sad to learn of the incidents you witnessed at the Candle-March. Hope we never have anything that will need any such marches...

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vishalbheeroo
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August 29, 2014 at 1:08 AM delete

Agree with u. I see no point in attending march, writing at length or signing petitions if we have no balls to act.

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August 29, 2014 at 1:54 AM delete

True bro! Be the change and sadly, that's the true other side of people in rally. Been there, seen that :(

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i b arora
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August 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM delete

the fact is that most of us, if not all, are only human beings and not humane beings.

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Ravish Mani
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August 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM delete

Well Anmol, something is better than nothing. A group has more power & influence than an individual; I guess. Anyway, I completely agree with the conclusion that one should ready to help according to his strength.

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Anmol Rawat
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September 1, 2014 at 12:22 AM delete

True Anita :)
Yeah that was pretty infuriating :/
I hope the same.

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Anmol Rawat
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September 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM delete

Yes absolutely! If you can't act, there's no use of protesting.

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Anmol Rawat
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September 1, 2014 at 12:28 AM delete

Yeah some people are so shameless :ngakak

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Anmol Rawat
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September 1, 2014 at 12:36 AM delete

That was a good line :) And yes I agree with you :-d

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Anmol Rawat
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September 1, 2014 at 12:43 AM delete

I agree. A group has more power. But people come to roads only on a single day or in some cases for a few days. After that you won't see any march and any protest even though no progress has been made in the case.

I talked with a protesting group on Central Park, CP, Delhi. I asked them how long will they keep protesting. They had no answer. I said one thing to that guy, "Are you all ready to give up your jobs and sit here till justice is given to Nirbhaya? I'll be the first one to resign if all hundreds of you are." They had no answer.

Protesting on a sunday and then spending the next six days on your routine life and following up with another protest on sunday can never have any impact. If only 10% of the population can come up and peacefully gather till the justice is given, you might actually be able to pull some change. Everybody knows that people who are protesting will return back to their routine life on the next day. Why would they care then?

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September 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM delete

Anmol, I completely agree that each one of us must be the change that we wish to see. However, in this matter, it is easier said than done. I've detailed one aspect of this in my post http://proactiveindian.com/2014/09/02/brave-in-thought-and-word-but-not-in-deed/

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