Post Mortem

Make way!

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/27/2019 1:15:04 PM IST

 Wide publicity was positively received by the whole state of Nagaland as well as North East when the Government decided to curb the VIP culture in the State and began initiating altruistic measures to implement the same. But, the reality is far from intended.

I was hit with the glaring truth when I was driving to Office one day. The traffic was busy as usual and I just happened to be travelling pass a narrow road and all of a sudden this gypsy behind my car started honking repeatedly in a very ear piercing and rude manner, I looked back and sure enough there were a couple of police personnel seated who were escorting a VIP official to God knows where. They wanted me to park somewhere and let them pass first but I was in no circumstances to comply because there was no parking anywhere. By that time, I was harassed to the point of insanity. So, I parked my car in an illegal corner and let them through but to add insult to injury the police personnel started heaping swear words at me. Everything was like a slow motion and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, wasn’t the job of the police to protect the public? Why are they catering to the demands of the VIPs at the cost of their integrity- I would say, they put the very uniform that they are wearing to shame.

 It is disheartening to witness and experience such type of abasement of VIPs and harassment in the public which reflects the yawing inequality between different strata of people in the society – it is the complete anti -thesis of an egalitarian society.  Every citizen has the right to usage of road and other public facilities without anyone pointing a finger. 

PM Modi declared once in his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat that

 “ In the New India concept, instead of VIP, there has to be EIP or Every Person is Important.” It would be an irony indeed, if the new India concept would give way to more unequal treatment. We need the resolve stand up against such type of unfair treatment and injustice.

Asenla Jamir, Lerie Colony, Kohima

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