Maasoom student politics hai yeh. Aaghaaz taaleemi idaaro say, ikhtetaam hukoomat ki gaddi par. Ya wahan bhi nahi?
This Sunday I received my first invitation to a pre election feast – or Khaapa as many like to call it – thrown by one of the election candidates for TISF 2009-’10.
Why did I refuse? Simple. Not everybody likes a payment for casting their vote. By judging the amount of clapping sentimental, pro religion statements receive during lectures and events, one tends to misjudge the quality of morals and ethics practiced among the masses. Religious morals seem to be available at large either for namesake, or for a price, whatever applies these days.
And for the sake of justice, why should the 4th year – that’s about to graduate in 2 months – be even allowed to vote for selection of a student body that will have nothing to do with them? All they do is sell their votes and ruin the results of elections. These food fests are common, and last for months.
So, fine, all years are involved in this corruption, but why not start with the obvious and apparent? Why is everyone turning an oblivious eye and ear to something so wrong?
Isn’t it amazing how people who have never cared about anything, ever, regarding the betterment of students and their institution become active representations of goodness, piety, noble causes and great manners right before the elections? Why must you bribe people to convince them you’re good enough to be voted for?
We abuse our presidents and dictators for making our lives hell with their corrupt rules thinking we deserve better. No we don’t. We deserve worse. We’re the reason this state is in the state it is in.