Unfortunately, within a few years after the enactment of the historic Right to Information Act, which helped unearth several scams across India, the common man has reached a juncture wherein he cannot even receive the ‘truthful information’ about the significant incidents or developments in the country. The truth is apparently being suppressed by the mainstream media that are being controlled by the rulers and their ‘corporate darlings’. If the media outlets do not suppress the ‘truth’, the former would be suppressed by the agencies of the government. The freedom of speech and expression is fully guaranteed only for trolls, the Indian counterparts of Chinese ‘50 Cent Party’. Aren’t we witnessing all these phenomena?
Many advocates of ‘democracy’ are of the opinion that the consequences of this ‘undeclared emergency’ are more serious than that of the national emergency of 1975. Today, the shocking silence of a major section of the mainstream media over the suppression of their own rights has given a shot in the arm for the oppressors. A question arises: Why, really, are the mainstream media so frightened of coming to grips with the truth? The truth to which I am referring is, of course, that which relates to the absolute failure of the government to safeguard the interests of the nation.
Forget the countless unfulfilled promises and brazen U-turns, the undemocratic measures and pro-corporate policies of the government are posing grave threat to the future of the nation. Can these merciless tyrants, their visionless programmes, endless foreign junkets, pointless ‘man-ki-baatein’, hopeless political parties, their senseless troll-brigade, pitiless corporate companies, jobless youth, their worthless degrees, landless farmers, careless bureaucracy, cashless banks, penniless citizens, valueless currency and shameless media collectively bring ‘achhe din’ in the country?
But, the common people of Indian should always remain optimists as their forefathers have overcome far greater challenges in the past. We are confident of overcoming the present anarchy too. The citizens who are now hostages to the artificial hatred, fear and fantasies created by the politicians will soon recognize the real anti-nationals, who are literally selling the rights of Indians to the multi-national companies one by one. The awakening among the common people will be the end of tyranny and rejuvenation of world’s largest democracy. To instil democratic thoughts and positivity among its readers scattered across the world and remind them of their rights and responsibilities is one of the humble aims of coastaldigest.com which is fully ‘independent’. We join hands and voices with all those who uphold democratic values and strive for ‘liberty’, ‘equality’ and ‘fraternity’ with a hope that soon democracy will prevail, truth will replace lies and common man will experience the true democracy.
The nation will get back on track soon