India Facing the Worst of Times?


India Facing the Worst of Times?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 29, 2020 12:07 hrs

As we come complete two months into 2020, India might just be living its worst days in a long spell of time. The past few weeks that have gone by have shed light on rising intolerance, joblessness, political instability, communalism and administrative failure.

The ongoing protests in Delhi are a sign that the seeds of communalism and religious hatred have found a breeding ground under the current government. Scores of people took over the streets in the national capital, not because they wanted to save their religion, but because that is what joblessness does. Echoing “Jai Shri Ram” and breaking down mosques was only made possible because this “young India” has a lot of time on their hands and these antics help pay the bill along with a meal for the day.

The spaz-fest that was “Dolan Trump”, “Soochin” and “Swami Vivekamun-nun” showed the level of competence India is capable of, or rather incapable... While it took China just over a week to construct a hospital to treat the Corona Virus patients and contain the outbreak, India managed to build a wall to hide its slums. Truly an ‘ostrich-esque’ move.

And the rot doesn’t end just there. India has been lambasted by the international community for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Kashmir clampdown. One person has singlehandedly weakened what is one of the largest democracies in the world – and therein lies the weakest link. India is also in a financial turmoil with the US Trade Deal not making any real and progress other investment opportunities being stalled. 

The prolonged social unrest in India over CAA and NRC has certainly hit India’s prospects as an investment destination. These politically charged times needs leaders and not opportunists, since closer to home, those standing against the CAA have changed their stance as soon as political power and Rajya Sabha seats have come to play.

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