Did you ever wish that you should have been a freedom fighter? I am sure you did.
Well, here is your chance to be one.
First, lets peep into our history once.
The first war of Independence: The divided India
We, the Indians, fought the first war of independence in 1857, with violence as a weapon. And we failed to become free. Because we were divided. Because we were scattered.
The Second Fight for Freedom: A United India
Though we failed in 1857, we didn’t stop. We didn’t lose hope. Our quenching thirst for freedom united an entire nation. Then came a barrister who changed the way people fight. He simply used the opposite of violence to end the tyranny of a mighty empire. Unfortunately, the non-violent freedom fighter was gunned down by Godse, a criminal and a fundamentalist.
Independent India created the constitution that guaranteed rights. This constitution gave us democracy, an idea which guaranteed equal participation for the people. It also created politicians who were elected to guard the rights.
As time passed by, we got crooked politicians who had no idea about how to develop a nation. All they knew was to polarize the nation, divide the society to its last strata and squeeze the nation’s treasure to fill their fat bellies! All they knew was to indulge in high levels of unfathomable corruption. A corruption of unimaginable proportions that drained out this great nation’s resources. All they did was to suppress the voices of people and snatch away their rights. We were back to square one, Pre-independence era of slavery!!!
What we failed to realize is:
We elected these representatives to fight for our rights. And they spent their entire life suppressing and killing the same rights they were supposed to guard. They tried to manipulate the very constitution that made them the representatives of public.
Does it ever occur to you : Enough of this corruption. Enough of this polarization. Enough of slavery.
I am sure it does.
The 3rd fight for Freedom:
So what can you do? How can you free your country? Are you willing to fight for the “3rd war of Independence”? Are you willing to fight against corruption? Are you willing to fight for the people’s rights?
How do you fight? What should be your weapons?
I say: you should fight using the very fundamental rights that were guaranteed by constitution: “Right to Vote” and “Right to Information”.
Here is what you need to do:
1. Register for a voter ID. Vote in election. Vote for a clean candidate.
2. Use Right to Information to ensure transparency & accountability in the system. Force the politicians to guard our rights.
Every Indian who votes for a clean candidate is a freedom fighter. Every Indian who exposes corruption using RTI is a freedom Fighter. Every Indian who enforces transparency and accountability in the system is a freedom fighter. You can be one too. Infact, you should be a freedom fighter. I guess you dont have a choice. You better fight before you become a victim.
Join the movement to free India. Lets reclaim what is rightfully ours. Lets create a great nation.
Long live the Freedom Fighters!