I’ll tell you Mr Jaitley why the awards are being returned now & not between 2010 – 2014.
See, we live with corruption; it is a part of our life. We pay at the police station, we pay at the collectorate, we pay to get the driving licence, the ration card; we pay at the government hospitals, we pay at the Custom Houses. We pay at just about each and every government office. So it doesn’t much matter to us which government is more corrupt or less corrupt because we live with increasing corruption in our daily lives.
But it matters to us that we have peace and sanity of our mind. Our neighbour comes to help us not because he’s a Hindu or a Muslim or a Sikh; he comes simply because he is a neighbour. Our children make friends with other children not because of what religion they have, but because of how they get along with them irrespective of their religion. This atmosphere of distrust and even hatred that your RSS mentored government is spreading is breaking up this community harmony and that is a matter of such great importance in our day-to-day life.
We can’t live in an atmosphere of increasing separation, dislike and even hatred that many in your party & government are trying their level best to encourage and spread. That is why if we did not return our awards earlier; we’re returning it now for as we said, we can live with corruption; but we cannot live with increasing division, dislike, hatred and even bloodshed that your RSS mentored party is encouraging and spreading.
See, our children and our families go to the marketplace, city centres and ride in buses, metros and trains; and bloodshed begets bloodshed. The bloodshed that many of your party are supporting or even encouraging and at times even actively inciting will only beget more bloodshed as the Bombay serial blasts would demonstrate; which in turn would beget more bloodshed and we don’t want our children to live in bloodied shadows of violence under increasing dark clouds of dislike, disharmony and increasing disruption of peace and community life. That’s why we’re returning our awards now, even though we may not have returned it earlier; for seldom it was before, if ever, that such a degree and intensity of hate-mongering was wagered and supported by the government in power as is being done now.
By Sanjay Kumar Singh in indiaopines blogs
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