Posted in Common Man, Democracy, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Judicial System, Justice, Politics, Slogging, System, Victim

Is justice actually achieved in the current judicial system? – Part 3

Ha! Considering the present condition of our judicial system, the biggest crime should be to even think about achieving justice. Actually, I would suggest the authorities pass a law, stating that all those who expect justice, shall be adjudged as the biggest criminal and shall be severely punished for fostering such thoughts. At least, this will save a lot of time and hard-earned money of the common citizens from getting wasted in the unachievable expectation named ‘Justice’.

As per the media report published, on dated 29th October 2016, in Daily Hindi Newspaper Rajasthan Patrika, the Honourable Supreme Court blasted the Central Government on the issue of appointment of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court. Is it believable that in a country where there is a long list of pending cases in the court and the nation is already facing the issue of shortage of judges, the Central Government is sitting on the list of name of judges for as long as nine months? As a matter of fact, out of the total number of 77 names sent by Collagium, only 18 names were sanctioned by the Central Government, till date. If the Central Government had any issues with rest of the names proposed by the Collagium, isn’t it their responsibility to convey the same to the respective court? However, the government didn’t even care to speed up the process in the national interest. On the contrary, it seems the Central Government intends to raise the baby in its womb only. Why else will they refuse to deliver it, even after the expiry of the pregnancy period and the passing of the tentative delivery date?

Another live example of the pitiful state of the judiciary in the nation is that the Karnataka High Court’s entire ground floor is closed, on account of, non-availability of Judges. Isn’t it a matter of shame for the entire judicial system? Further, what more could we, the common citizens of India, expect when, time and again, the Honourable Supreme Court itself blasts the government for its careless approach on serious issues. Doesn’t all this, in itself proves that whether the responsible person even cares about the common citizens or not?

The reason of this present clash between the Judiciary and the Government is on account of differences in opinions with regard to the appointment of Judges through Collagium. Collagium in simple terms is the appointment of judges by a consortium of senior judges. The Judiciaries view is that appointment of Judges should be through Collagium, while the Government is altogether opposing the Collagium process of appointment of judges. This clash somewhere makes us think that whether this fight is to prove who the ultimate boss among the two is or what? As far as, the appointment of judges is concerned, whether the judges are appointed by the Collagium or by any other means, the chances of person-specific favours and biased decisions can never be completely ruled out. The hard-core reality is that till the time manual interference is involved in any procedure, the chances of biased decisions will always prevail.

Herewith, let me make it very clear that I am not supporting or opposing the Collagium system. I am just raising the point that the common man simply wants justice. Is it too much to wish for? Why should we, the common citizens, be a victim of the fight between the judiciary and the government? Why should justice get hampered on account of the clash of egos between the two institutions? The common men are so innocent and are too engrossed in their daily chores that they are least bothered about the manner of appointment of judges. Should their ignorance be a reason to debar them from justice?

What a pity that in the fight between the two institutions, it’s always the common man who gets crushed. No one else has to suffer, but the common man, who is bragged to be the most powerful person in the democracy. Doesn’t expecting justice in such a democratic world equivalent to fooling ourselves? To even think about justice in the current judicial system will be like demanding too much. I always thought that “Justice is everyone’s birthright” but it seems that the “Common man don’t have the right to birth; forget about the right to justice”.

I would like to end this blog with the wish that “May justice prevails over everything else” and may all those who are responsible for fair justice gets awaken and work in the right direction towards “Justice for All”. I do wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Democracy, Election Commission, Film, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Peace, Politics, Security, Slogging, Unity, Victim, Violence

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil… – Part 2

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Hey heart, it’s difficult)…Yes, once again, it’s difficult to understand that how come, in a democratic nation, a political party (having a regional presence), has got the license to distribute “Patriotic Certificate” to the citizens of our country. For your information, “as of now”, they have fixed the charges of obtaining this certificate as Rs. 5 Crores, to be deposited in the Army Relief Fund. It’s indeed good news and an opportunity to grab, for all those who want to flaunt their patriotism by hanging the “Patriotic Certificate” on the wall of their Drawing room. Hurry up, go and grab this offer, before it gets expired or the rates are revised. After all, who knows, maybe it’s a limited period offer or a Diwali gift offered from the ‘Supremo’ of the so-called political party. So, better don’t miss this opportunity and get yourself certified, just by paying a ‘ransom’ oops donation of Rs. 5 Crore.

Is fixing the price by the self-acclaimed contractors of patriotism, their way of giving tribute to the sacrifices done by the soldiers of Motherland India? Wow, what a patriotic move, isn’t it? It’s just unbelievable that anyone can fall to such level. I wonder whether these people ever miss any opportunity to bake their political bread. Just for fulfilling their political agenda, they can very shamelessly take advantage of even the martyrs who lost their life protecting our country from the enemies. I fail to understand that what kind of politics is this which purely breeds on threatening the citizens of India, every now and then? How can the members of any political party be allowed to take law in their hands and destroy public and national property, in the name of patriotism?

Surprisingly, people from the Indian Film Industry, who were claiming themselves to be patriotic by publishing their videos, didn’t take long to bent their knees in front of the ‘Supremo’ of a political party. Just to get their movie released in that specific state, they agreed to the unlawful demand of the politicians. Doesn’t this in itself proves that their priority is only business, even if it requires parting away with the ideology? Just for the sake of saving themselves from a financial loss, they agreed to such terms, which any person who has a little bit of self-respect would never ever agree to. Alas, those who were claiming to be a soft target, themselves proved that they are soft enough to be threatened and compelled to act as per the orders and willingness of those who want to target them.

What was the government of that specific state doing when this deal among the contractors of patriotism and the persons related to that movie was taking place? Is it that they didn’t have any idea of such deal taking place? Or were they acting as a mediator to resolve this issue and came up with this fantastic idea of authorizing that political party to ask for an amount of Rs. 5 Crore to be deposited in the Army Relief Fund? Is the state government so helpless in front of all those who were publicly threatening that they won’t allow the screening of such movies in their vicinity? Didn’t the respective state government failed completely in tackling this issue and sending a strong message to all those who are behind the disturbances taking place in our society, time and again?

A serious question that comes to my mind is that whether the election commission takes note of all such incidences or not? Can’t the election commission cancel the registration of any political party based on the kind of violent activities they are always involved in? Is election commission only active at the time of elections or do they have some kind of a role to play in monitoring the actions of political parties, on an ongoing basis? Should political parties with a violent mindset and agenda be allowed to operate in a democratic nation?

All of us should think seriously that what kind of people are ruling over us. Does such kind of steps taken by the government, sends the right message to the peaceful citizens of our country, who always abide by the law? Will the common citizens ever feel safe, when those who govern them are themselves appearing helpless in front of the political parties? This deal should be an eye opener for each and every peace-loving citizen of Motherland India. It’s rightly said that a sleeping citizen is a threat to its nation itself. It’s a high time for all of us to wake up before they start threatening us and debar us from each and every legitimate right of ours that is bestowed to us by the Constitution of India. I do hope that the awakened citizens unite together and send a strong message to the political parties and their leaders that their violent agendas are not going to threaten us or not going to help them to win elections.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

 

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Democracy, Film, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Peace, Politics, Security, Slogging, Unity, Victim, Violence

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil…

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Hey heart, it’s difficult)…Yes indeed it’s difficult to understand that in a democratic nation, a Pradhan Sevak can make a surprise visit to the neighbouring country, but movies which cast artists of the same neighbouring country can’t be released in theatres simply because some of the political parties and politicians thereof openly threatened that they won’t allow the screening of such movies in their vicinity. Incidences like this occurs, time and again, but when the government, as well as, those responsible for enforcing law and order themselves look helpless in front of a few politicians, then it somewhere leaves the common man thinking that whether it’s a democratic or a “dominatic” nation, where a few politicians/political parties can dominate others as per their wish.

Just to enlighten all those who are opposing the release of such movies, coincidently the surprise visit of our Pradhan Sevak and making of these movies, more or less, happened during the same period, when our relations with that neighbouring country were supposedly not as sour as they are at the current time. So shouldn’t both these actions be analysed with the same mindset? Why are we differentiating between the working of artists in the movies and the surprise visit of Mr. Pradhan Sevak? If the visit of our Pradhan Sevak is seen as a gesture of friendly relation, then isn’t giving an opportunity to those artists from that very country, also a gesture of friendly relation? Why is it, that, on one hand, the political parties are so keen to take credit of each and every single attempt of theirs towards building a friendly environment with our neighbouring country, while, on the other hand, friendly steps by other individuals/organisations are being questioned, as well as, their patriotism is being challenged?

Undoubtedly, we have to always stand by the side of our soldiers and support our armed forces. I also agree that war and trade can’t go hand in hand. However, shouldn’t that logic apply on each and everything? Shouldn’t we first end all ties with that specific nation, before we brag about not allowing the release of any movie? Did the government of India end all the ties with that specific country, which, for your information, is still on their list of “Most Favoured Nation”? If not, then why are the movies being targeted? Doesn’t such action somewhere justify the point, which the film fraternity keeps on raising, time and again, i.e. “Indian Film Industry is a soft target”?

Before blindly supporting any such acts, we should first give it a thought that is that action socially or politically motivated and does they really have some kind of social cause behind their actions or not. Just getting carried away in the name of false patriotism, is not at all justifiable on our part. People with malicious intentions make a fool of us by playing with our emotions. Tell me, what benefit will we gain by stopping the release of a movie which is already completed? Stopping the release of such movies will only result in a loss of our citizen and in turn to our economy, as a whole, while the artists of the neighbouring country will still get their remuneration in full. So instead of helping our country, these self-acclaimed patriotic souls are, in some way or the other, helping the economy of our neighbouring country, by their violent demonstrations.

Most of the times, these politicians and their political parties (most of which has a regional presence), acts as if they are the Supreme Power in this nation. It somewhere leaves me thinking that is it their weapon of attaining cheap publicity, and, in light of that, fulfill their political ambitions? When the Constitution of India doesn’t give anyone the right to take law in their hand, then how can these politicians think of threatening the citizens of India, every now and then? Who on earth gave them the right to be physically violent against citizens and destroying personal and national property? I fail to understand that why no one in the government has the guts to stop such nuisances happening in a democratic nation. What is stopping them from taking any strict actions against all those who are openly threatening the citizens of our country? For once, can these politicians, think and act, over and above, their selfish political motives?

Herewith, I would like to request the government of India to make their stand clear on allowing any ties with the neighbouring country or not. As the “politically governed” The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a stand of not playing cricket with the neighbouring country, in the same way, the government should issue a guideline with regard to transacting with the neighbouring country, till the time, relations with them are back on track. In absence of a clear message from the government, disturbances like these are bound to occur, every now and then. If the government believes that stopping the release of such movies is a right step, then they should come forward and inform the common citizens of India about the same, in loud and clear words, or else, they should condemn all such violent thoughts and acts. At the same time, the government should ensure that, no matter what, no one is allowed to take law in their hand and those who still dare to do that, should be strictly punished so that they don’t think of doing it in the future again.

I do hope that this controversy ends soon with a peaceful solution and without any loss to any person or property. I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

 

Peyush Jain

 

Posted in Anti-Nation Acts, Common Man, Democracy, Election, Equality, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Peace, Politics, Slogging, Unity, Victim, Violence

Ayodhya issue in limelight again – Oh it seems elections are arriving any time soon

It appears as if the politicians have programmed their memory recall function, in such a way, that before every Central and State specific election they get pop-ups from their memory, reminding them that the right time for making false promises and igniting the Ayodhya issue has arrived. Subsequently, as and when, our votes will be locked in the voting machines these political parties shall very diligently store this issue at peace, not to be disturbed till the next election arrives.

Every time this issue comes into the picture there is a very high chance of occurrence of communal violence and religious riots. However, I guess nation’s unity is nowhere in the political agenda of such politicians and occurrence of the disturbance in the country hardly matters to these selfish souls. What all they care about is winning elections and fulfilling their personal agendas. God knows what all they are plotting for and what will be the after effects of such plans that originate from their sick mind.

It is a customary practise adopted by some of the political parties, since a very long time, with the very thought that they can fool the common men every time when they sensationalize such issues and eventually persuade common men to cast their vote in favour of such politicians. An ex-home minister of our country rightly said that “Common man have a very short memory”. Common men won’t remember the scams done and unfulfilled promises made in the past by the same politicians and indeed the common men will once again very happily let themselves get trapped in the false commitments of the politicians and the so-called contractors of religion.

In fact, the above statement of the ex-home minister is absolutely right, in the sense that we the common citizens of India don’t remember for long the past wrong deeds that have happened around us. As it is, we have a custom of forgiving others. But isn’t forgiving “habitual offender” foolishness on our part? Doesn’t it motivate the culprits, as well as, another newbie’s in this field to indulge more and more in such kind of illegal acts? It’s a high time we realize that a few non-worthy people can rule over us, simply because, we allow them to fool us and play with our emotions.

At times, I wonder whether these people have even a bit of humanity left in them or not. Sigh, they can fall to any level for accomplishing their agenda. Did they even realize that how risky it is to sensationalize this issue in the present circumstances? What a patriotic move by the political parties to bring Ayodhya issue at such time when relations with neighbouring countries have turned sour post-surgical strike. It’s the time when our leaders should be working on uniting the citizens against the enemies of our Motherland. However, just for the sake of winning elections, people are busy taking credit for military actions and don’t hesitate to sensationalize sensitive issues.

I do hope that irrespective of what these political parties and politicians think and try, we all should unite together and shouldn’t get mislead by such filthy thoughts. Let us all pledge that we won’t allow them to trap us in their anti-peace and anti-nation agendas anymore. Let’s not make their divide and rule policy successful, henceforth.

I do wish that all of us get the good sense and we all stay united and peacefully always.

God Bless you all!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Consumer, Democracy, Government, Hindustan, India, Indian Railway, Injustice, Justice, Politics, Slogging, System

Indian Railway’s new rule with regard to Cancellation Charges on Waitlisted Tickets – What could be more illogical than this?

As per Indian Railway’s new rule, with effect from 12th November 2015, in the case of waitlisted tickets, cancellation charges of Rs. 60/- per passenger shall be deducted. In simple terms, if unfortunately your Indian Railway passenger ticket is not confirmed and it remains on the waiting list “post chart preparation”, then an amount of Rs. 60/- PER PASSENGER shall be deducted from the ticket fare paid at the time of booking and only the balance amount shall be refunded. As a matter of fact, time and again, a lot many other charges were being introduced by Indian Railways, to generate revenue. However, I simply fail to understand the logic behind cancellation charges on a waitlisted ticket.

Let us further try to understand this with the help of an example. Suppose, a customer booked a product from an organization, to be delivered at a specific date, “based on availability”. However, on the precise date, that organization is unable to deliver that product because of unavailability of that very product. Now, obviously, in this situation there is no blame game to be played because the order got cancelled for a valid reason i.e. non-availability of the product, as well as, this condition was very well-known by all of the concerned parties, at the time of booking. Having said that, my question to the learned and respected leaders/officials is that what is the normal course of action that is expected from that organization in this situation?

I hope you all will agree with me that in this situation two necessary actions are required i.e. firstly, as a gesture of courtesy, an apology from that organization for not being able to deliver that product and, secondly, refund of the entire amount paid by the customer towards that booking. Now, considering that Indian Railways is an Indian state-owned enterprise, expecting an apology for thousands of waitlisted tickets will be too much to wish for. However, Refund of the entire amount paid at the time of booking of waitlisted tickets is every customer’s legal right and no one has the authority to debar them from getting back their hard-earned money.

I mean, when any organization, irrespective of it being Public or Private, is unable to deliver a booked product, how can they even think of charging cancellation charges, from their loyal customers, on that cancelled booking? Did the customer cancel that product/ticket? If not, then why the customers have to bear the cancellation charges, on account of cancellation that was not initiated on their request, rather it was solely done by Indian Railways (in this case), on their own? What kind of service is this where the customers neither get the product/ticket nor get the refund of the total amount paid by them? Does that sound appropriate? On the contrary, the organization which is unable to deliver the product is authorized to charge cancellation charges on a failed order. What kind of anti-customer approach is this? It seems the only thing they care about is filling their pockets by hook or by crook.

As a layman, I could not find any single logic behind introducing the cancellation charges on a waitlisted ticket. As per my view, this is a sheer case of robbing our pockets by introducing some illogical rule. The already overburdened common man is slapped with another “heavy and baseless charge”. Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to request the learned and respected Railway minister to throw some light on the logic behind introducing this charge. I hope the Indian Railways either comes up with a logical justification in this matter or else take back this illogical charge.

I would like to end this blog with the very hope that this write-up opens the eyes of the common man and together we stand up against this illogical cancellation charge introduced on waitlisted tickets, which is being forced upon us to rob our hard-earned money. At the same time, I do hope that those in power get the good sense, as well as, get awakened on the issue raised here with and take back the waitlisted cancellation charges, at the earliest. Do remember that there are many other ways to collect revenue, then to take shelter of such illogical rules.

 

Peyush Jain

Posted in Friendship, Human Tendency, Life, Love, Relationship, Religion

Is there any reason that can stop friends to meet?

One feels highly obligated when on a short notice people turn up just to meet you and that too after commuting long distance “on a laid back Saturday evening”. That is what exactly happened, on the eve of Saturday, 8th October 2016, when my friends cared enough to meet me, in spite of them having some very genuine reasons to say ‘No’ and skip this unplanned meeting. Even reasons like severe neck pain, kid’s exam and most importantly tiresome long distances to be travelled by using different modes of transport “on jam-packed streets/bogies of a metro city”, could not come between our get together. Hell, I myself can’t even imagine doing it (You know, I am selfish). But, somehow this overwhelming act of theirs left me thinking that is there any reason that can stop friends to meet? Shouldn’t all relations be like that?

What more one needs to feel special about than to have such friends whom even though we might not have interacted since a very long time (forget about meeting them), yet they care to turn up for a meeting that is scheduled at the very last moment on some “shocking” phone calls? This is what friendship teaches us i.e. not to grow distances in our heart, in spite of the physical distances and the time lags between us, our meets and our interactions. Most of the times, we all have enough reasons to say a No, but at times what matters is just a Yes. Isn’t this true for a healthy bond in every relation?

If we look the other way round, then we will realize that there are a number of reasons to keep aside our differences and build our relationship stronger, with every passing day. “Friendship stands for growing up, keeping all our reasons aside and letting each other know that we are always there”. Shouldn’t this be the main ingredient for every successful relation? When one really intends to build a strong bond in any relationship, then they will go to the extreme and no reason could ever stop them from trying their level best to keep that relationship intact. Keeping aside our reasons (if possible) and doing that extra bit in any relationship makes a lot of difference.

In the same way, irrespective of our reasons, when we want to meet someone, we will surely find a way out to do that. For me, on last Saturday, there were a number of reasons to meet good hearted people like extracting past memories, forcefully making the partners in crime remember that they were involved in some foolish yet funny acts (which s/he pretends not to remember anymore), pulling legs (both hairy and waxed), laughing crazily till the stomach hurts, and, last but not the least, gossiping about ‘girls’ (obviously how can we skip the most interesting topic). All in all, just to spend quality time.

As it is said that the best gift one can give in this era is their precious time. Well, frankly there was no reason to pen down the last line and it was forcefully inserted from my end, just to give a hint to all those who expects a gift, when a miser person like me meets them (although my time is not that precious, still…). Well, jokes apart, I am highly indebted to all my friends who make me feel special sometime or the other, in some way or the other. Thanks for spending your precious and quality time with me.

At last, I would like to say that let’s all of us aspire to seed friendship in each and every relationship of ours. This is my humble request to each one of you that don’t betray your friends ever and always keep the trust and faith of friendship alive in your hearts.

Be in touch.

God bless you all!!!

Peyush Jain