A light-hearted banter; I could only grin and bear



Driving down Janpath, the tree-lined avenue in the heart of Delhi, this past week, I halted at the Le Meridien roundabout to quickly get a bottle of water from a roadside kiosk. Though early March, the springtime sun blared down sharply.

A loitering young crowd, apparently college-going, accosted me. One of them asked: “Can you drive us to Patel Chowk, Sir, if you’re headed that way?”

“Hop on,” I told him, but since they were five (two of them girls), one of them would have to opt out. The girls seated themselves at the back. The boy who bobbed up to ask for a ride sat next to me. We soon drove off.

“Are you an editor?” my immediate guest asked me, the clue having come from the Press sticker on my car. “That’s correct”, I answered. He asked my name next.

No sooner than I said my name was “Zia Haq”, he asked without a pause: “You are Muslim. Were you born in Pakistan?” It had the sting of a kindly lash.

I wasn’t born in Pakistan, I told him, but many Indians, like our prime minister and BJP leader L.K. Advani, were indeed born in that country. “Also, Pakistan’s former ruler Musharraf was born right here in Delhi.”

The questioner was young, probably 17, and the question redolent of youthful inquiry. In less than a km of asphalt, some stark realities were unwittingly playing out.

By now, I desperately wanted to know what led him to assume I could have been Pakistan-born? Where did he think actor Aamir Khan might have been born?

But the next query was already upon me: “If Musharraf was born in Delhi, should he not have been India’s president?”

In a minute, we were at Patel Chowk. I pulled my car to a side. As my guests prepared to get off, they thanked me.

The boy who thought I could have been born in Pakistan shook my hands and said: “Doesn’t matter whether you’re Hindu or Muslim. Sania Mirza is a Muslim but she plays for India.”

I suppose I was stumped by the heat of his blunt inquiry; maybe learnt to grin and bear it in its cool aftermath. If he is reading this, maybe, I would like to tell him, “Bro, let’s meet again, over coffee.”

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  • Amit

    Zia,
    The kid probably assumed you were related to Zia-ul-Haq, maybe like chota Zia. The boy probably got the bulk of his knowledge from Age of Empires..
    :)

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    KeepItCool Reply:

    Yes 17 year old “kids” are turning very intelligent these days ;)

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    Sam Reply:

    How muslims in Yemen and Iran want the law to allow marrying a 9 yr old girl..

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/tarek-fatah-call-your-office-muslim-leaders-in-yemen-say-those-who-support-ban-on-child-marriage-are.html

    Article 1041 of the Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran states that girls can be engaged before the age of nine, and married at nine: “Marriage before puberty (nine full lunar years for girls) is prohibited. Marriage contracted before reaching puberty with the permission of the guardian is valid provided that the interests of the ward are duly observed.”

    The Ayatollah Khomeini himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight. Khomeini called marriage to a prepubescent girl “a divine blessing,” and advised the faithful: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house.”

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  • geeta

    Mr. zia
    nice blog,i am an Indian hindu, me and my family stay in the middle east. last 15 yrs. i never felt i am in a muslim country. people here r very nice, warm,great culture, great people.i come from state from india where their never had been any hindu-muslim conflicts until recently.believe me kids who grow here r far more tolerant and learn to respect all the religions.i agree with amit that the boy probably got the bulk of his knowledge from Age of Empires..
    geeta

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    sanjeev Reply:

    @ geeta

    I think you have accepted the dhimmi status. If not answer following question ..

    1. Are you eligible to become citizen of that wonderland ?
    2. Do you have places of worship for your religion ?
    3. Are you allowed to go out in whatever dress you like ?

    I think people like you suffer from “stockholm syndrome”

    And to my surprise you still feel proud to share your horrible experience

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    Rajeev Reply:

    She must be having a muslim husband just like Teesta Setalvad.

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  • ramesh

    See the mindset of the boy(secular) but amuslim would have behaved diffrently(yourself)Why do muslims have to behave resident non indians.Why is patriotism un islamic

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  • Gopi Thomas

    I have this theory of names. Many think names such as Zia- Al-asyrian foreign/Arabic. Most of the youngsters in most of the cities (and may be rural areas too) have “Indian” sounding names (I am sure I am inviting attack from secularists) like Sunil, Amir, Anil, Akhil, Sindhu, Rekha etc whether they are Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains. Muslims, It looks like, are moving away from names like Mohamed, Abdulla, Zalman, Javed etc which were tarditional Indian Muslim names to more and more hyphenated names common in Saudi Arabia and Middle East.

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    Vikram Reply:

    well that is a good point. guess this is another indication of the more radicalization and ummahization of the muslims from all over the world

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  • Dilbagh

    Mr Zia,
    Still the guy reply in a ver tolerant way. Now world is going to be more polarized ad muslims considering thenself more near god. They have a license to be voilent against infidels (non belivers of god). By doing this they are playing at hands of satan.
    All muslims need to do search their inner, why world is hating them. Even muslims are being referred as Pakis (abuse). Muslims are not offered good and confidential jobs as they are muslims first and nationalist second. Still many muslims in India favoring Pakistan from heart instead of India. In fact muslims ar stuck in medvial ideology

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  • http://thegoofysufi.blogspot.com Amit Julka

    i was thinking the same thing when while learning urdu,my sister said something about “why are you learning a muslim language”…i quickly reminded her of her “christian roots” because of her proficiency in english…

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    sanjeev Reply:

    @ Amit

    You should do following things also

    1. put a talibani cap
    2. three quarter pyjama
    3. 6 inches beard
    4. circumscised

    I think you are a yet a teenager under the spell of so called sickularism of congress party

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  • http://www.singht.com SK SINGH

    This is what 26/11 attack and a host of brutal terrorist attacks have done to young Indian minds. Well, it’s good that some alarm bells go up, when they hear something. It is up to the Muslim populace in India to change this by coming forward unequivocally denouncing such henious terror attacks. It is up to them to show that they have moderates too and jihad is not the jihad those terrorists do, but something else.

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  • Anil

    I never was this ignorant at thya age . bachaha log padhai nahin karta hai aaj kal

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  • Sam

    If an arab name with Press credentials is in Delhi, there is a goog possibility that he is not local.
    Even if the person looks like sub-continental, there is a good chance he is not local.
    Pak/Bangla have close to 70% of the subcontinents muslims.

    So maybe those students are more statistically correct than all these supposedly stereotype free people.

    why cant Zia and others accept, it is more statistically likely that they may not be indian ?

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    Mitra Reply:

    If you meet a Muslim person with a press credential in Delhi, he is more likely to be “Arab”?!
    It is not a question of how many Muslims Pak/Bangla has, we are not in those countries- the author was in Delhi. Come out of the closet and say you are a bigot, don’t try to hide behind “statistics”.

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  • Sir_Loon

    Hehe, and that is precisely why the government should initiate mass culling operations targeted at the college going demographic; sadly, I’m a part of it too.
    Argh, the inanity of it all!

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    Sam Reply:

    Do you mean mass culling like this ?

    Pakistan: Muslims murder Christian with axe after he refuses to convert to Islam

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/pakistan-muslims-murder-christian-with-axe-after-he-refuses-to-convert-to-islam.html

    Pakistan: Muslims murder Christian with axe after he refuses to convert to Islam
    Now wait a minute. Isn’t there “no compulsion in religion” (Qur’an 2:256)? Sure. But as far as the Muslim murderers of Rasheed Masih and others like them are concerned, they are merely helping him along to make his free decision to convert to Islam. In general, a system that mandates the institutionalized discrimination of dhimmitude for those who remain non-Muslim within the Islamic state has a broad and expansive idea of what constitutes “no compulsion.”

    “Muslims Murder Pakistani Christian with Axe Blows,” from Compass Direct, March 22:

    MIAN CHANNU, Pakistan, March 22 (CDN) — Six Muslims in Khanewal district, southern Punjab Province, killed a Christian with multiple axe blows for refusing to convert to Islam this month, according to family and police sources.
    The six men had threatened to kill 36-year-old Rasheed Masih unless he converted to Islam when they grew resentful of his potato business succeeding beyond their own, according to Masih’s younger brother Munir Asi and a local clergyman. The rival merchants allegedly killed him after luring him to their farmhouse on March 9, leaving him on a roadside near Kothi Nand Singh village in the wee hours of the next day.

    The Rev. Iqbal Masih of the Mian Channu Parish of the Church of Pakistan said Rasheed Masih was a devoted Christian, and that both he and his brother Asi had refused the Muslims’ pressure to convert to Islam.

    “As the Christian family strengthened in business and earned more, the Muslim men began to harbor business resentment, as Muslims are not used to seeing Christians more respected and richer than them,” the pastor said. “That business rivalry gradually changed into a faith rivalry.” [...]

    “Our continuous denial to recant our faith and convert gradually turned into enmity,” Asi told Compass. The FIR further states, “Both the Muslim men [Rasool and Asif] were not only inviting them to Islam but hurling threats of dire consequences and death on them for the last six months in case they refused to convert.”

    Police said Rasool – a radical Muslim who along with Asif had threatened to kill the brothers if they did not convert, according to Asi – called Rasheed Masih to his farmhouse ostensibly to purchase potatoes on March 9, and that Rasheed went to it by motorbike at about 5:30 p.m. Waiting for Masih there, police said, were Rasool and Asif with an axe, Amjad and Kashif with iron rods and the two unknown Muslims with clubs.

    They began striking him as soon as he arrived, police said. [...]

    According to the FIR, when Asi and two Christian friends went to the farmhouse when Masih failed to return after a few hours, they were stunned to hear Masih shrieking as they witnessed him being beaten and struck with an axe. [...]

    At press time the Muslim suspects were at large even though police have filed a case strong enough to apprehend and prosecute them, Asi said. He appealed for assistance from Christian rights groups and politicians, as his family is still receiving death threats in a bid to intimidate them into withdrawing the case, he said, and they feel powerless in comparison with the influence and wealth of the Muslim suspects.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    This will soon happen in India with Hindus if we don’t control these pigs.

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  • sanjeev

    @ Zia

    Here is the reason why the boy asked you those questions.

    The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), an apex body of the Muslims in the country, on Sunday stopped short of demanding snapping ties with Israel …..it says

    “India is getting closer to Israel…it is procuring arms from it,” he said claiming that Israel had been given access to our border areas as well. He said that the Board favoured the policy vis-a-vis Israel which was there during the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s regime. ”

    Talibani Zia

    may i ask what your esteemed scholar were doing at that meeting ?

    Where were the gang of so called secularists and modern-liberal muslims (javed akhtar-shabna-javed anand- etc ?

    Is this body a political or for personal law ?

    What they have to do with the foreing policy of India ? should they be more concerned with development of muslim indians ?

    Why morons like you remain mock spectators in these meeting ?

    Conclusion to me :

    There is no liberal muslim (actually its an oxymoron)..ultimaley a muslim is a mullah whether he proclaim himself to be secular or islaimst taliban

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    sanjeev Reply:

    here is the link for press story of this episode

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/59318/muslim-board-seeks-review-policy.html

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  • sanjeev

    @ Zia

    ask this gang of mullahs to shift to Porkiland of Pakistan. There they can have relations with israel as they like.. and have good brotherly relations with their cave men from Tora Bora.

    Else stop crying for being labelled Pakistani .

    First look within your own house…put it in order first

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    Paritosh Reply:

    true. very justified statement

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  • sanjeev

    @ Zia

    when did you infiltrate from bangladesh to India ? :)

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    Mitra Reply:

    You thought this was a joke- how vulgar and cheap. How ashamed your parents must be to have brought up a kid like you- I feel sorry for them.

    Did you ever wonder why Zia allows bigots like you to post your hateful comments freely on his blog? What can you personally learn from this? If you and your Hindu nationalist friends who post comments on this blog were running the country- the Muslims would have had to face a genocide.

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    Paritosh Reply:

    @ mitra
    take a chill pill. please talk something relevant.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Shut up Convert.

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  • sanjeev

    @ Zia

    Here is another hypocricy of islamic hypocrites:

    Claiming that controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen is in the “chronic habit” of “demonising” and “cursing” Islam, the chairman of the National Minorities Commission, Mohamed Shafi Qureshi, has asked the Centre to review its decision on allowing her to stay in India.

    HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/review-decision-to-let-taslima-stay-minority-panel-chief-to-govt/594906/

    Does freedom of expression is only for M.F. Hussain ?

    Where are the pseudo-ecularist gang of Javed Akhtar-Shabana-Bhatt ? Why are they not coming to the rescue of this lady (taslima) ?

    Does govt need to consult this ******* minority commission on who can come to india on a visit ?

    Send this mullah (Shafi) to the sand dunes of Arabia so that he can live the life of prophet.

    Tommorrow this man will say the idolators should be pushed out of India because it is unislamic ?

    Where shall we define the limit of tolearnce of non sense by this cancer (ISLAM) ?

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    Sam Reply:

    >Here is another hypocricy of islamic hypocrites:

    Only Islam allows its followers the doctrine of Taqiyya.
    So if they are hypocrite, it is as per their religious right.

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  • Nationalist

    The problem with muslims is that their religion is a foreign desert religion. Because their ethos are not in line with our own, and neither have they evolved their religion, they have problems with every community.
    They fight in Bosnia, Chechnya, Israel, Afghanistan, Global terrorism, Phillipines, Malaysia, France (illegal immigrants) and India. Does this mean that everyone except muslims are wrong?

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    L Mirza Reply:

    Nationalist

    Unfortunately the problm is with a minority (but sizable) of Muslims. The real issue is that the majority of Muslims do not stand up to these bullies (led by third rate illiterate Mullahs). Muslims have to sort this out; otherwise all ISlamic countries will become like Pakistan, people killing each other. There is a huge schism in Sunnism with fundamentalist Wahabis/Salafis (funded by KSA) having an upper hand.

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    Sam Reply:

    The minority of muslims have a strong scriptural background and solid quotes to justify their stand.

    Other muslims do not have this, so cannot standup.

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  • Rahmath

    Dear Zia
    It was chance that brought me to your blog. I used to enjoy reading it and i used to enjoy reading the comments.But i guess that, it was because i was fortunate enough to read your blog when a few sensible people still bothered to comment on it.Sheer nonsense from some of the commentators drove me away.It becomes boring when the commentators say the same totally unrelated thing again and again and again especially when it is filled with venom.Today i suddenly rememmbered your blog and i thought will visit it again but it was the same story. I loved your blog but the comments turned me off.

    You are an experienced blogger and you know that in a blog (unlike the newspaper) the readers are interested both in the the stuff written in the blog and the comments equally.So i would request you to kindly moderate your comments a little (of course you know best how to do it) so that normal people can enjoy your blog completly as well.

    I beleive in freedom of speech too but many of the comments are sheer indecent.I hope i didnot irritate you .i just felt like telling it to you.However tasty a cake may be , no one prefers to eat it once it falls into slush.

    Thanks for reading this much.Could you please delete this comment once you read it.Thanks once again.

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    Sam Reply:

    I post a news article about christians being axed to death for not converting to islam.
    Not a single condemnation from secularists.
    It is expected that not a single muslim will condemn that, but why silence from others ?

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    VARUN SAXENA Reply:

    Because that did not happen in INDIA….
    What will be achieved if somebody condemns events in Pakistan ?

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    Zia Haq Reply:

    Rahmath: sorry for the late reply. My work requires me to travel a lot. I suppose I should think over your suggestion. Annoyance to readers — caused by lack of censorship of intolerant remarks — is a serious concern.
    I usually do not like to censor. If I wanted I could do it any day and effectively at that. However, I have let things be.
    Now let me tell you something far more important. This blog has a huge readership — including the silent majority who do not comment. We have the numbers. Now, the percentage of those spewing venom is very very low, about .02%.
    Those who spew venom are probably the same lot of people. Now what does that tell you? That vast maority is tolerant, respectful and give and derserve dignity. Let’s ignore the potent minority who spew venom, abuse or even kill. I will let you know if I have changed my mind on not moderating hateful remarks. If I do, it will be just because of readers like you who feel annoyed but surely don’t deserve annoyance.

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  • waseem

    ere is a dedicated team of these BJP mongrels who like to spew venom on the INDIAN MUSLIMS. Let us not take them seriously, they deserve only contempt and pity. The difference between BJP and Congress is choosing between the lesser evil. Every intelligent person knows the answer.

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  • Chanakya P

    Islam is a religion of peace…
    What a joke…
    Like we haven’t read the Koran, or the Hadith or the Sirat…
    Don’t believe me read the texts for yourself…
    Your TAQIYYA won’t last for long…
    The TRUTH will prevail…

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  • praqshantkumar137

    Dear Zia, you can fool the unsuspecting gullible Kafirs who have no real idea about the perverted ideology of Islam with your skilled taqqiya. But I live with a Muslim roommate for the last 3 years and have read every single word of the authentic Quran he reads. It is Majid Daryabadi’s The Holy Qur’an: with English Translation and Commentary (Lahore) which is very authentic according to http://www.soundvision.com/. And undoubtedly it contains, for each verse of tolerance, 4-5 verses exhorting Muslims to murder ans smite the unbelievers! And not only that, the scholar categorically states that the earlier aayats (verses) (which preached tolerance, when Muhammad had just started Islam in Mecca and had no power) get annulled by the later violent verses of Medinah. Also, even the Meccan verses are not purely about tolerance- ‘002.190 Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors; 002.191 And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress the faith’. And here are some of the verses from later periods- ‘009.028 O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-knowing, All-wise. 009.029 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. 009.073 O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. 009.074 They swear by Allah that they said nothing (evil), but indeed they uttered blasphemy, and they did it after accepting Islam; and they meditated a plot which they were unable to carry out: this revenge of theirs was (their) only return for the bounty with which Allah and His Messenger had enriched them! If they repent, it will be best for them; but if they turn back (to their evil ways), Allah will punish them with a grievous penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: They shall have none on earth to protect or help them. 009.113 It is not fitting, for the Prophet and those who believe, that they should pray for forgiveness for Pagans, even though they be of kin, after it is clear to them that they are companions of the Fire. 009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him’.
    So now my dear Zia, stop propaganda and accept the truth about your vile, murderous cult! And here is the biggest fact, refute it if you can- ALL MUSLIMS MAY NOT BE TERRORISTS, BUT ALMOST ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIMS!

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  • videh kumar

    I have just read a news item where it was mentioned that case against a rapist was recommended by the Delhi Police for withdrawal in the interest of public goods. So attitude of Delhi Police is really great. No wonder rapists keep getting bails. If this is correct I feel soon the slogan on Police petrol Vans will be read as Delhi Police ke haath Rapists ke saath. So Neeraj / Shinde Saheb, hope you all will do some thing seriously to change this impression.

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  • abhishek

    Neeraj Saab, time to be a naukar of public has come.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    ALL THESE TECNICALITIES ARE MEANINGLESS.POLICEKNOWS FOR WHOM THEY ARE WORKING.THEY KNOW FOR WHOM THEIR BOSSES WORKING.WHY A HONEST POLICE OFFICER LIKE KIRAN BEDI DOESNOT BECOME HEAD OF DELHI POLICE.? HOW MUCH POLICE IS ENGAGED IN GAURDING OUR VERY POPULAR LEADERS.? NOT ONLY TOP LEADERS ,BUT THEIR CHILDERN AND GRAND CHILDERN GET BLACK COMMANDOES.WHY?
    MR.GUPTA YOU CANNOT TALK OF REAL ISSUES ,THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM.
    SO FORGET IT.ONLY SOLUTION IS ,PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO LEARN FROM BENGAL.JUSTICE BY PEOPLE.
    WE HAVE SEEN CAPABILITY OF HOME MINISTER AND DELHI POLICE WHEN THEY ATTACKED SLEEPING PUBLIC IN RAMLILA GROUND.HINDU RAMDEV A SAINT ONLY CAN BE ATTACKED BY DELHI POLICE.
    DP IS HELPLESS EVEN WHEN THEIR OWN HONEST OFFICERS ARE DELBERATELY CRUSHED BY SPEEDING CARS.

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    DTH Reply:

    I feel the same way s you. Delhi Police is a corrupt, and useless organization. There is NO WAY it will ever reform from within itself. Only hope is Justice BY THE PEOPLE – we just will have to do whatever it takes to get rid of this official menace! I think that’s what is root of all insurgencies – when people cannot take official corruption, lack of any morals anymore. India is fast approach that with all branches corrupt to the core…

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  • citizen of banana republic

    when all the police appointments are being done using the political connections then what else you can expect. Congress is raping the people of india and these mother ****** on the open roads of delhi are raping our friends and family members.

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  • ANGRY

    Forget about fixing this corrupt and useless police force of 85,000. Can you believe that number ??? WOW. Just blew me away. OUR TAXES pay for these lousy incompetent fools who are little more than thugs who will shakedow the poor, prey on the innocent and rule with fear those who enter police stations. India needs a revolution. STOP PAYING YOUR TAXES until those idiots in parliament who are elected to serve this nation actually do so by holding people accountable. They have raped this country so much that rape of women is “normal” in their world. Wake up Indians. Stop being passive. There are 1.2 billion of you – stand up and do something like other countries have done.Get rid of the idiots or accept your lot.

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  • Angad Chaudhry

    My fellow citizens: Let’s not beat around the bush and blame Kumar or Shinde or Dikshit or Delhi Police or the lack of laws or late justice or……The root cause of the root cause of extreme crime in most parts of India is “Rishwat”. Let me connect the dots for you. Safety on streets can only be there if majority of police’s attention is there to patrol the streets for crime, respond to crime quickly……. But what if police attention is somewhere else?? What if noone in police dept cares about crime? What if noone gets fired for too much crime (instead gets fired for not passing portions of bribes upstairs)? In India, when the policeman leaves home to go to work, do you think he is thinking what he can do to lower crime today? No, he is thinking how to increase the bribe amount—-where to go, whom to threaten, how much to demand………The police on the street is there to collect bribes from all kind of sources rather than protect the citizens. In bribes they get money; in protection they may get killed. So why would the crime not increase? We have no police—every citizen knows that——they refuse to accept an FIR, they come to the crime scene when every else has gone home, they refuse to patrol the streets, they refuse to have bonafide intelligence system. Why? Because there is no money in any of these while bribe = free money. Why do they collect bribes? Answer: So that they can keep some and pass some to their boss who, in turn, keeps some and pass some upstairs……..right up to the top brass. The top brasses demand bribes from their sub-ordinates and, if they don’t, they are discarded to security jobs, to police training, to far way places……..So every policeman’s attention every minute is on where to attack for bribes not to protect the citizens. You can dance around this subject but in the end you will come to the root cause: demand for bribes everywhere by everybody all the time is the root cause of most of the evils in India, including ineffective police. To minimize crime, we need to eliminate the word bribe from the Indian Politicians / Administration and Judicial dictionaries. My fellow citizens: vote only for those people whose explicit agenda is annihilate bribes (rare honest individuals regardless of party, honest Mr. Modi even though he is tainted with the blood of many, Kejriwal’s party……). If you keep electing bribe-taking people, we would have repeat cases of the kind we are discussing right now and you wold be dancing around random subjects while many innocent women would be raped brutally. Think and vote for ultra honest bribe-killing politicians ONLY.

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  • Abigailsmith

    In actual way the delhi Police is totally corrupt and does not provide a security to the girls and woman in the capital even 16 december 2012 gangrape is just a example and Latest news 5 year old little girl had been gang rape and Police was give a bribe to Little girl parent for the silence against this Rape.I want to know that when Delhi will improve our behaviour about citizen .Shame delhi Police.

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