The inherent strength of the constitution of India lies in the fundamental rights. The core values of the “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic” lies in the six fundamental rights which entails a person the right to equality, freedom of speech and expression, education, constitutional remedies, religion and the right against exploitation. But often, these rights are snatched from the people, the people who are oppressed and cannot speak for themselves.
Is this not AGAINST the spirit of our constitution?
Often, cases of manhandling dalits surface in the news and soon they are curbed down with some other high-profile cases. The growing “intolerance” and “moral policing” by the self-proclaimed custodians of “rich values and culture” have changed the meaning of ‘dissent to ‘anti-nationalism’.
Anyone speaking against the ruling government is labeled as an ‘anti-national’. It seems that there is no rationale left to analyze the conduct of the dictatorial government. The blood-drenched massacres in the name of religion that India has witnessed over the years annihilate the spirit of constitution in the cruelest manner.
Even Human Rights Watch have accused the ruling government of stifling with the voices of dissent. Yet, often the voices remains unheard. If this continues, the day is not far when the India of 2016 will face the same situation as Germany did in 1933.