Human Chains, Candle marches, Signature campaigns....all according to me are of zero use. They have absolutely no impact on the ruling parties or on anybody.
You build a human chain to protest against terrorists...they don't give a damn about it! Neither do the politicians. You achieve nothing more than media attention and just cause a distraction on the road and also tend to disturb the traffic sometimes!
You light candles to pay tributes to the martyrs..it is good that the citizens remember the martyrs, but these candle marches again have zero effect on the political powers. Above all, it causes wastage of wax and air pollution. Ofcourse, if you burn thousands of candles down, you expect it to be Eco-friendly?
And who is going to clean all the mess made by the wax after the candles have burned down? You?
It's the same BMC that we blame for not clearing up our 'kachra' who will clear up this waste!
Human Chains,Signature campaigns,candle marches are all the weapons of, in my opinion, high society crowd who just want their pictures in the newspapers. They care for media-mileage not the deceased. That is why you have 'prominent' TV and Film personalities on news channels discussing about the security issues and political decisions when they know nothing much about them and the only sacrifice they need to do is appear without make-up and act by talking in agitated tones(at which they are experts!).
These high society guys care for only their fraternity. If you kill a common man, it doesn't bother them! If you kill middle-class commuters returning to their loved ones after a hard day's work it doesn't matter to them. What matters are the deaths of the high profile people and the foreigners at the Taj and Oberoi.
Trust me, I have been part of such human chains and stuff...and the passers-by don't even give a damn as to against what you are protesting!
I guess next time such attacks take place, the people should attack some politician's house and beat him up. Maybe then they will wake up and be responsible towards the people whom they are said to represent!
It is better not to participate in such futile protests. Instead concentrate on your work and give it your 100%. Maybe that will help the country more than these 'ZERO-IMPACT' protests.
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