The poor are invoking the people in power

Posted: July 15, 2015 in Corporate Lawyers
It is the irony of our country that the people of India now struggling for those basic rights which were used to be the major causes of India’s freedom struggle. Swaraj was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, mission of B. G. Tilak and spirit of every Indian during the freedom struggle which ended 68 years ago. But, why the historic speech of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru ‘Tryst With Destiny’ which that time enthused every man and woman of the newly emancipated India. Despite 67 years of Independence a large section of society is deprived of the three basic needs; food, clothes and shelter.
 More than 300 million people in India are living in extreme poverty, and according to the report by Oxfam, India is the domicile of a third of the world’s poor and hungry population. If we calculate the poverty line using the two dollars per capita income a day on purchasing power parity, then statistics showcase that more than 80 percent rural and almost 70 percent urban population in India is eligible to call poor.

Even after completing 67 years of independence a majority of population in the country is a victim of hunger, poverty, unemployment and inequality. 56 percent of households don’t have any piece of land, and only 9.7 percent of all rural households in total, have a family member with a salaried job. This is the reality of the masses, which portrays that how grim and gloomy is the situation of the people who work on farms to feed the nation, this is the condition of people who work day and night to erect skyscrapers and bridges. Poor labourers who work in freezing winters and hot summers to construct schools and colleges are helpless to enrol their own children.

Our politicians and policy makers must understand that people in sheer destitute are not seeking or expecting hypothetical democratic sovereignty, they are desperately awaiting an era of good governance, which will bring equality, justice and above all emancipate them from hunger and poverty.
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