We all are proud of being Indians. But, it's visible only when India lifts a cricket world cup or some movie star breaks records. Rest of the times we are silent spectators. Since a few days a huge spectacle has been created on News channels about the tiff between the Army chief and the government. It's totally unfortunate and shameful for us Indians at a time when the world is looking at us as an emerging super power, and the BRICS summit is going on. But, we Indians don't care as it's got no celebrities, no masala.
Politicians made a huge hue and cry over team Anna calling them thugs and criminals. They want the Army Chief to be sacked, for what? For bringing the rotten state of affairs in the MoD, in the government, in full public view. Politicians like 'Lalu' were demanding his sacking which is so ironical.
There are people who treat Kasab with dignity and want to give him all fair chances. And the Chief of the Army (commanding the pride of our nation) is treated like he is a terrorist. The only thing he has done is, be true to his duties and bring out the rot in the daylight. If he is concerned at the poor state of weapons and technology in Army, courtesy the incompetent government, should he be attacked right, left, and centre. Is this how we treat an honest officer? In our country someone like Raja Bhaiyya is voted to power and a gentleman like General V K Singh is treated like a liar and traitor. It leaves a commoner like me in confusion and in shock over what is right and what is wrong?
Honesty must triumph, and it's high time we Indians realise our duties not just as a cricket crazy nation but also as responsible citizens of this great country. We must act before we lose even the right to call ourselves Indians.