It is not something new these days to come across two or three newspaper headlines which report on ruthless murders in different corners of different cities in India leading to doleful consequences for the victim as well as the accused. Every time I come across such headlines in the newspaper, I am crestfallen and heartbroken to know that such violence is only increasing with each passing day taking many innocent and poor lives. While they become the headline for few days, soon after they are forgotten and no one ever wonders what happens to the victim afterwards.
A video came out yesterday of a young law student in Allahabad being brutally assaulted by four other young men for a small tiff between the duo parties that ended up into a murder. According to the sources, the fight erupted on a very petty issue and it evolved into something disastrous and unexpected. It is really horrifying to imagine how the young bloods out there find it so easy and convenient to give violent answers to every problem they face irrespective of gender. Be it the violent behavior of students on teachers, jealousy between friends or acid attacks on women, violence seems to be taking a toll on youngsters who wish to have a easy way out of the problem. I believe that people who resort to such violent behavior on petty issues will not have the strength to face smaller problems in life in future.
It has become more of a fashion to record such petrifying events on camera rather than opting for immediate help. Recording such events on camera and posting it on social media, creating a page to get more likes in the name of social awareness and news channels playing the video clips over and over again. I think we should be way more sensitive while dealing with such serious incidents and try create awareness on the effects on violent behavior and the consequences that prevail with it.
While different parties try to en cash upon the incident under different banners of minority attack or right wing attack, the truth is that everyday our society faces numerous incidents like these. Everyday, the story gets highlighted on all news channels and newspapers but in few days it’s gone, it dissipates like all the other incidents that have taken innocent lives for no reason. Our society does not need the ‘blame game’ nor the Facebook pages, rather we need a bunch of responsible citizens who can create awareness and counsel their young fellow citizens to become more responsible by respecting the rights of their colleagues.