“You are disturbing the democratic process . You are the only one complaining.”,
says a political party supporter during their campaign for the local elections happening currently in Bangalore.
My problem – a rickshaw right next to our house in a residential area, was shouting out the party songs and promotional speech through two massive speakers. He said he had government permission. I asked if he had permission to play it so loudly in a residential area. His reply ” only you have a problem.”
Irony – they were distributing ‘vote for us’ brochures .
Yes sir, I am the one disturbing the democratic process. Thank you for the respect you are showing us citizens. Your empathy to our problems , however ‘insignificant’, is greatly appreciated .
This event is significant because it raises two very important issues according to me –
1 – Why is our tolerance to pain so high in this country ? Why is it wrong to stand up for oneself , even if one in number ? Is it a pessimistic attitude of ‘ humse kuch nahi hoga’ ? And why still this attitude ? Or do people actually not find anything wrong in disturbing and disrespecting another person ?
2 – We need stringent noise pollution laws in this country. Period.
India, I want to love you. Let’s put an end to this love-hate relationship please. Let it be one of love-respect. This is my prayer on our Independence day. Let us be free from hate and non-thought.