“The Times They Are a-Changin’’
The times are changing for sure, but we aren’t sure yet if it is changing for good or worse.
16 days have passed since the currencies of 500 and 1000 were demonetised. The queue in front of ATM and banks are still going strong, though it is not intense as it was few days ago.
The only thing that is revolving in our head is “This is for the greater good.”
Do you think the lion can be trapped using a rat trap?
The black money has been a major issue in India since the beginning of India as a free nation. This is neither a major step to fight it, nor the first attempt to control black money through demonetisation.
Is it safe to assume that all the black money is saved in cash? If not, then how the government is going to tackle the issue?
Even a child can see the lack of management in the decision. The government made the decision without preparing itself for the aftermaths. There are not enough printed notes for the mass struggling with the financial crisis due to the sudden decision.
How do you expect a poor man, who has only a note of Rs 1000 at his home, to deal with the crisis? You may call the step as a major leap towards progress, but what do you expect the poor man to tell his kids? His kids will probably starve for few days, for the development of the country!
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee defined the new act as a possible “drama”.
On 16 November, the Congress openly opposed the new act in the Winter Session of parliament. Congress was not the only party to do so, 13 more parties joined them.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ji has promised to hit back with a better and a bigger plan. But is it really going to happen or is it a way to put curtain over his mistake? So far, people are optimistic but not positive.
The country faced major waves of disturbances lately, the causalities could have been minimised if the decision would have been taken with proper measures.
On 16 November 2016, Mamata Banerjee led a voice against the demonetisation along with the political parties of Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, BJP ally Shiv Sena, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (of Hardik Patel) and National Conference to Rashtrapati Bhawan.
On 17 November 2016, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal initiated a rally against the demonetisation at Azadpur Mandi, the biggest vegetable and fruits wholesale hub in the national capital. He was accompanied by Mamta Banerjee.
DEATHS AT THE BORDER
If you are done with the Sonam Gupta memes or the funny demonetisation memes or standing in long queue jokes, let me bring some spotlight on the recent shoot out in Jammu and Kashmir. A soldier was badly mutilated, it happened for the second time this month.
The demonetisation was largely focused on paralysing the terrorist groups, but it is back firing equally. The army is suffering from a lot of problems due to the shutdown of the country. The transportation sector has refused to move until the financial problem is resolved.
Has it eradicated corruption? Has it resolved terrorism?
Who will answer to the family of the dead soldiers?
The military will face the same trouble, on a lesser degree though. But indirectly, it has tied their hands too. The state of panic is expanding, thus pushing the public towards impatience.
Isn’t it the best time for the foreign rivals to make their move? This has opened a window of opportunities for the terrorist and foreign rivals.
People may not accept it openly, but a common man is worried for his daily needs and basic requirements. They won’t be able to differentiate a good act from the act of self profit; the presentation will make the only difference.
It could be another hollow promise to make India better, or just a scam to cover up other scams.
This could be the beginning of a dystopian reign, if the panic continues. The death rate is only going to rise.