Monday, March 25, 2013

Moral policing

Is moral policing required ?? Is it not restricting our right to freedom ? There has been a lot of hue and cry about this issue with the national media vehemetly opposing this. The answer is YES. Because we in India are bound by our morals more than any law. And degradation of morals is destruction of social order which any number of amendments to the existing laws would not be able to arrest.

But moral policing should not be reduced to finger pointing.  Neither should it be a way of branding people as moral and immoral. It ought to be a way of imposing self restraint even in the toughest of situations. Moral policemen are like rag-pickers.... who try to clean every one else's dirt and end up as the most untidy people in the society. I am sure none of us wants to be like that.

Lets not get any murkier. Its time for self introspection. Lets identify our short comings , humbly accept them and rectify them, lower the egos and enhance our dignity. It is this self obsessed strive for perfection from each and every individual , irrespective of gender, which is the need of the hour. The world around is an imperfect place. Let us compensate for that.

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