Who Should Be Blamed?

Parties, get-together , functions……the usual occasions with music,booze ,and  fun.. it’s  very common in Trivandrum …the same well-settled-educated  people , same ambience, same topics of discussion.

If  conversations were about SARS months ago , now its SWINE FLU. Last night I went to a similar so called get-together. Something really unexpected happened.

Some boys sneaked in from the neighborhood.Every time such a function takes place they do try  tricks of theirs by breaking into cars or some such thing.

This time one of them got caught. Now some of the guests started thrashing him. It went on for around 15 mins before he was finally handed over to the cops..Think about it this way,  the boy  may  end up at a juvenile home and may one day come out as the best ghoond in the city …

What else could have been done ? ? The people who thrashed him dint think about this ,did they?.When a person is ill-educated or doesn’t have a square meal a day, he  may end up doing anything. Now, thrashing them up , or kicking them away from what we call society will not do any good. so what can we conclude, that we make criminals and then we punish them..

Who can we blame?The society which is now bringing up latch-key kids or ,the newspapers that reported about 7000 cases of swine flu till date but did not bother to take a look at the number of  malnutritioned children in the country. A developing country like ours , still has got kids working in dhabhas for a meal. Kids with no education, support or protection. Still we say that we are “Proud to be  INDIANS”.. proud about what??

Subscribe for updates

Every time we publish something, we'll make sure to notify you by an email. Don't worry, we hate spam too.

Comments

  1. Antony says

    I agree that the lack of thought over the actions will lead to a result much worse than just broken into cars and all, as they get refined to ghoondas. But what can the people do which can teach the boys a lesson while not train them into ghoondas.

    I don’t think its fair to think that just by not handing them over to the cops, we could have changed much. Over course of time, the same thing which would have happened, will happen. Its just being delayed further. The boy who either got caught or got left with a warning, does the same thing, coz right now we keep looking at the effect of their upbringing. Not the root cause.

    I dont know the right answer. There is no right answer. Just two moderately ok ones.

  2. Antony says

    I agree that the lack of thought over the actions will lead to a result much worse than just broken into cars and all, as they get refined to ghoondas. But what can the people do which can teach the boys a lesson while not train them into ghoondas.

    I don’t think its fair to think that just by not handing them over to the cops, we could have changed much. Over course of time, the same thing which would have happened, will happen. Its just being delayed further. The boy who either got caught or got left with a warning, does the same thing, coz right now we keep looking at the effect of their upbringing. Not the root cause.

    I dont know the right answer. There is no right answer. Just two moderately ok ones.

  3. Ganeshkumar H says

    Yeap definitly its a nice thought….According to my opinion each one of us should think abt this particular stuff and act,not as an intividual but as a group……….

  4. Ganeshkumar H says

    Yeap definitly its a nice thought….According to my opinion each one of us should think abt this particular stuff and act,not as an intividual but as a group……….

  5. manju says

    people act, sometimes, sans thought. it’s not hollow sympathy that i have for the kid, but thrashing crosses the limit, people acting like our movies heroes ” i’m law, i’m justice” … makes me lost for words.

  6. manju says

    people act, sometimes, sans thought. it’s not hollow sympathy that i have for the kid, but thrashing crosses the limit, people acting like our movies heroes ” i’m law, i’m justice” … makes me lost for words.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *