I am saddened by the current state of affairs…..

MEERA AHUJA

Being a Hindu and above all an Indian, I am saddened by the current state of affairs.

A statement made by a former Vice- President who demitted office recently is being made such a great issue.Instead of trying to understand what is being conveyed, we are attacking not only the person but his forefathers too.

Granted that the world is being terrorised by hardliners of a particular religion but is it ethical to paint everyone and everything with the same brush.

Granted there have been no communal riots in the country for some time now but we are facing an even more scary situation_ lynching.And there is no punishment for the perpetrators.Is it justified?

We are faced with the same problems as before—rising prices, unemployment, bad infrastructure, power and water shortages, corruption and so on.

Our laws need to be updated and new laws made in view of the rapidly changing economic structure. Nothing is being done about it.

We have suffered through terrorism in Punjab in the 80s and 90s but again the nation is falling into the same trap of being divided on the basis of religion.

I am sorry if my thinking has hurt anyone.

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Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).