The first impression of these policies and proposals do seem amateurish and impractical, the first emotion to emerge is that of fear, the images of a police state comes to mind, the
horrors of emergency (if one has seen) are recalled.
The reason for it is that we think that if corrupt and criminals will have this fate what will happen to us, this too is not wrong for the corrupt, the criminals, the ‘bahubalis’, the ‘bhais’ today represent power, they are considered super-males, for an ordinary person cannot and does not break the rules, kill a person, rape someone, harass someone, exploit someone, and walk free without a guilty conscience and without police arresting him. Who can give punishments to such powerful people can surely and easily destroy me.
We start imagining a police (government) that controls each and every action of the citizen just like a fascist state or an authoritarian state and adding to that the stories of Police Excesses are well known all over the country. But this is wrong; I think the aim was to evoke fear in those who need to fear the laws (i.e. The Criminals) and not the common person. The aim was to tell people that this is possible, but people who are daily fed with facts from media (both print and electronic) and education system has entrenched in them that we have to work/ function under this system only, there is no need for change and change is bad.
We are the Champions of Legacies, the bureaucracy, the political system, the judicial system , each and everything copied borrowed from some other country, students in Class 10 learn a list of more than 20 countries from where our constitution is borrowed. Economic Model, the India’s innovation, The Mixed Model, we will have both Public and Private Sectors, we will neither on this side nor that, if anything goes wrong blame one part and the next time blame the other, and keep on this cycle for eternity. We will make 4 pillars of State when all the other countries have 3, we will give each a constitutional status so that everyone has a guarantee to loot the system and never be thrown out.
See this The Mixed Model Strategy, The Search for Best of Both World, leads us around a circular path and each time we stop we are at the crossroads, we have given this model 60 years, I say why not give a chance at least to a Model that takes one side instead of both, kick them out after 5 years, at least you could say that we experimented with it and the idea failed, but the problem is we have learned and built so many excuses that even a small step now look impossible. But whatever be your thinking, remember that the people who have vested interests in the system won’t gift you your rights at their own cost.
Coming back to the harshness issue, what I thought when I read various topics was that the person who has written this is influenced by Shankar’s two movies Naayak and Aparichit, the level of desperation, the thinking, the explanations can be seen in these two movies. Take for example the following clip from Naayak:
I have put my first and second impression of the policies and proposals of Jago Party before you. Now you have to decide which course you want to take, but wait just read what Mr. Nandan Nilekani has to say on these very issues, CLICK HERE ! Hope you find something similar, NOT THE LANGUAGE BUT CERTAINLY THE IDEA OF REFORM.
BUT THE MOST BASIC MISTAKE WE ALL MAKE IS TO SEE OURSELVES ON THE RECIEVING END NOT THE GIVING END, WHY CAN'T WE BE POLITICIANS, YOU REQUIRE THE LEAST QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME ONE YET YOU ARE AFRAID OR DO YOU HAVE A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX THAT POLITICS IS A WORK OF LESSER MORTALS. . .PLEASE ANSWER. . . TO YOURSELF. . .TO ME IF YOU LIKE.