In a large country like India with umpteen languages and castes and religions a few dominant groups and formations have carved out a place for themselves. The rest are scattered all over and find themselves, periodically, in turmoil in their own country. There is a temporary hue and cry. The politicians talk on their familiar lines and all round assurances are given in the Parliament if it is in session.
The local CM's also make appropriate noises. Soon another issue comes up on the TV channels and the present turmoil is forgotten.
There are disadvantaged groups present in almost all States ofthe country. These are existing since Independence and new ones are created many a times. For example a large community came to India as refugees in 1947 from Pakistn and are till today without a State of their own. They are scattered all over the country and are finding it difficult to keep their language and traditions alive.
Similarly a minority community from the heaven on earth state, was in a planned manner, ejected out of the State and till today does not know when it can go back ,if at all. They have become refugees in their own country. They are also losing their culture and language and are scattered all over the country. A fine example of ethnic cleansing in Independent India.
The minority community is frequently at the receiving end and has by now accepted it as a fait accompli. It however occassionally tries
The socially disadvantaged groups like the dalits are still facing discrimination especially in rural areas. The tribals are frequentlly deprived of their lands, forests and resources in the name of progress.
Lovers and intercaste married couples,these days, are brutally treated by the self appointed custodians of moral values esp. in a State near to the capital of India. The group of girls who would like to dress differently are targeted by another group of moral brigade in the State now famous for losing its iron ore readily.
Where are political leaders of substance these days. They seem to have vanished. If Mamata insults the judiciary, the country's law minister says it is the context of judicial reform she was expressing her opinion. He has to say like that because she is a supporter of the UPA of which he is a member.
Gutless leaders, whose only vocation is to either continue to stay in power by compromises or come to power by wild accusations, are our fate these days.
How long we will continue to suffer from this calculated indifference to the above mentioned groups, can be anybody's guess. The best thing to do is to migrate out and then keep saying Mera Bharat Mahan.