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??