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Subsistence of Being.... How !!!

Then what could be our Actions?

Unity, not in terms of strength of people but minds of people.
[Terrorism doesn't have, religion, culture, boundaries.. but then neither does Unity…]

A little belief in system of government, in officials that protect the integrity of it, though they seem to be mere puppets.

[ The officials are also common men who wish to survive.. who wish for betterment of country, who are in it for only purpose that they see their country stand tall,but sometimes due to unruly politicians..bear the brunt of being an official]

By being responsible citizens, take part in issues discussed and raise an opinion when given a chance,become a part of system, get acknowledged with running of it.

[We cant just blame system (government) because we are the ones who form it,we say it is of, by and for people.. true that things doesn’t happen the way they seem but aren’t we in some way responsible for this, rather than playing blame games.. cant we effectively do something about it]

Voting a candidate isn’t an obligation, elect the best and not best out of the worst.

[Section 49-O of the Constitution - Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O"that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

49-O: The voter (or elector) deciding not to vote:
If an elector, after his electoral roll number has been duly entered in the register of voters in Form-17A and has put his signature or thumb impression thereon as required under sub-rule (1) of rule 49L, decided not to record his vote, a remark to this effect shall be made against the said entry in Form 17A by the presiding officer and the signature or thumb impression of the elector shall be obtained against such remark.
If you think none of the candidates at the ward / constituencies are able enough to lead the community, you can always opt not to vote, but if you will use this right of yours you may start a new things in our electoral process, which will further strengthen our democracy]

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....]

Be little unmaterialistic…. vigilant, precautious, strong and try not to resort to money( materialism) for every single thing. It has been our habit we tend to break laws.. meant for our own security and protection.. and when we are caught we bribe people.

[Haven’t we truly been affected by this mentality of ours, terrorists entered by bribing people, they could execute the plan efficiently because of sheer negligence]

Family and education are important in creating a generation who could think rationally and morally and not succumb to brainwashing by extremists.

Somewhere or the other we all are subconsciously aware of all these things.. Yet somehow we fail to act on them.. fail to implement it…

Isn’t this a better lesson learnt !!!!

Well ..when we are done reading.. we turn over pages .. this mite as well be one leaf out of our.. life.. turned over…dog-eared…. but frayed…

But I then now…. I don’t wish to just remain as a mere spectator in bylanes of the chaos.. that mite unfold in future….

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 8:30 AM and is filed under . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Hmm.....Prachi, your points are valid...heard about the section 49-O and others on the radio..It is weird how selfish motives do not allow ppl to disclose information ppl can use for the better...

I am glad that that u r using your skills and abilities to express your thoughts and opinions.....not being a mere spectator.....and are clear in your thoughts and questions.....

wish ppl could realize that time has passed for being cynical, caring a damn or getting emotional.....if they really want something to happen..they need to find out what they can do at an individual level......
a)they know they can vote..but, dont do it.....
b) they know they can be united....but, still encourage anti-religious thoughts.
c) they know they can support what they believe , but, decide that it may be too much trouble. Getting involved in all this...

well....I can list out points thta I realise that ppl know they can do at an individual level.....but, they seem to be cynical, indifferent or lack the spine to do it.....

I think I ahve more to say....for now let this suffice....coz you rasie ur voice..rasied ur opinion coz you did not want to be a mere spectator in the crowd....and m glad that u believe that u can do sumthing at an individual level....

5:39 PM

Well yeah i want to see myself implementing the things that i have mentioned.. and would like to know if there could be more... which we as an individual can act on..

5:37 AM

Hey, Prachi just came to know one important info later this day....the points about the section 49-O is not actually true?....I am trying to find out more, tyring to understand the law points??? please check too...if it is wrong we shud not give out wrong info......

6:17 AM

ummm...all the 'subsistence' posts were very well written..vivid description of the whole aftermath of '26/11' was the highlight..didn't ever feel while reading the entired blog that it was written by an amateur blogger..kudos to you Prachi..keep up the good work :)

9:14 PM

There is an interesting point in your blog. The section of the constitution is just one example why it requires amendment. Because its a well talked about law which has failed miserably on practical grounds. If you read that part, the confidentiality is not at al taken care off and at that place it failed. Cities like Mumbay, may afford it because none will know, but if a village of population 1000decide to use this right, they can indeed, but the fall out will be disastrous for them, everyone will know they did not vote, so none of the political parities will help them. I dont know you might be aware that, people in some part of andhra did try using it not to mention consequences were grave. There is an other angle to it, i dont know how you persive it, its a hell lot of money we spend behind, how can you assure when the next by election takes place, we will have candidates not the ''best among the worsts?''
It might sound awful but there is no longer a single india. There are couple of them and we need different governance certainly. The standard of living in Bombay is par with all the biggest cities in the world, near to even tokyo. Look at 300 km away the sugarcane belt. people are starved to death and it is run by the same rule and same tax system, really unjustified. all big cities repel people outside its territory, whether its Mumbai or Chennay, story remains the same. it seriously requires a matter to be looked into. I know i have deviated a lot from the topic you addressed, but just some though, might be contemporary.
Have you heard of JP Narayan? i am sure his biography and his party's work will surely, impress one. I have heard him once, talking about so many practial aspect of out political reforms. Read if you have some leasure time. guy was the man behind all right to information act, an IAS turned into a politician.

9:08 AM

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