Doubtful question : are we really independent

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” – Jawaharlal Nehru


On 15th August 2015, India celebrates 69th year of Independence. But is India really independent? And if yes, how?


A sizeable population of ‘independent’ India still represents an emaciated nation continuously expanding its stronghold in poverty and illiteracy. Then there are individuals and entities thrusting regressive policies and threatening edicts upon the citizenry. India’s secular fabric has got stained all over. It’s being abused, twisted, and manhandled to create a communal tinderbox. It’s disquieting to note the transgressions being committed in the name of religion.


But, today, one must take a moment to ask oneself – is India really free and independent?


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