So, this imaginary story tells you that any number of Lokpals or Prithwipals will not be able to eradicate the menace of corruption. We must realize that those who give bribe are more guilty than the ones who take it. Bribe givers are not being punished and therefore when 'miyan bibi razi kya karega kaazi' (when bribe giver and taker are concurring what will Lokpal do?). People are getting frusrtated and becoming Naxalites. Perhaps Islamic laws can be more effective but then what about democracy?. A dictator like Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose might do some good and this also will be at the expense of democracy. Hople Anna Hazare is able to refine his ways to deal with the devil of corruption.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
CORRUPTION IS IMMORTAL
I doubt if the disease of corruption can be eradicated.It is almost immortal and may take another shape if removed from one place. I illustrate the fact with an assumed satirical story of an office clerk. The clerk had become infamous for corrupt practices he followed and despite transfer after transfer he always found ways of receiving bribe. Then he was transferred to sea coast for some assignment. He was getting bored of not receiving his daily dose of bribe. He sat one day on the sea shore asking fishermen not to enter the sea. When they asked why no entry. The clerk said 'lahren gini ja rahi hain tum unhe bigad doge' (waves are being counted and you will erase them). After repeated pleadings and requests he bargained for his dose, saying the officers will also share the amount. The fishermen went for fishing. This became a routine and the fishermen knew what to do.