Ever since the notification of the formation of the drafting committee for Lokpal Bill, NGOs have come under attack from several persons. Someone wanted them to be included in Lokpal Bill. Someone made vague accusations of corruptions against NGOs. It seems to be an attempt to divert attention from the real issue of corruption by public servants.
The accusations are NGOs are not accountable to anyone, one can declare oneself an NGO and can become very rich very quickly and you need not explain how you got the money and how you spent it, nearly all the NGOs who set out to save Indiaâ€™s environment are frauds, NGOs set to save poor spend time and money on international conferences and senior government officials become NGOs after retirement while politicians use NGOs to hide black money.
Since no NGO is mentioned by name it is difficult to know who those NGOs are. Some are said to be members of NAC. Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander are members of NAC. NDTV had campaigns to save tigers and beaches but it is not an NGO. There is Centre for Science and Environment which takes up some causes.
If foreign financiers give money to NGOs who claim to save environment or poor and the NGOs are not doing that it is for the financiers to question them file cases for fraud. If the financiers are fools and are taken for a ride by NGOs it is their problem. If NGOs get money from government then the government comes into picture. Anyway, nothing prevents the government from enacting a law that makes NGOs accountable.
Some people who till the other day blamed politicians and democracy for various ills have suddenly developed love for politicians and democracy. They have either changed their colours or are showing their true colours.
The events of the last few days have shown that fight against corruption will be hard and the corrupt will do everything to scuttle the Lokpal Bill.
A nameless and faceless coward sent a CD that caused problems for Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan. The Bhushans have gone to Supreme Court. Some want Bhushans to quit the drafting committee and that seems to be the reason for sending the CD. Not many top lawyers joined Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption. Most of them have taken briefs of 2G companies and various criminals. On TV channels they may talk of probity, integrity and transparency but when it comes to briefs they have no compunction in accepting any brief from anyone whether murderer, rapist, molester, swindler, fraudster or some other high criminal.
Some attacked Anna Hazare when he said votes are bought for 100 rupees, liquor and sari. Within days TV channels reported distribution of money and liquor to voters. The amount was not 100 rupees, it was 500 rupees or more. Election Commission confiscated about 40 crore rupees and many liquor bottles.
Anna Hazare wrote to Sonia Gandhi whether she personally approved Digvijay Singhâ€™s attacks on him. She did not reply. Congress spokesperson said that in a democracy everybody has right to his viewpoint. He did not say the views of Digvijay Singh are personal and the party does not endorse them. Digvijay Singh is a general secretary and he would not survive in the party if he expresses views contrary to that of party leader.
Some say why the hurry to pass Lokpal Bill. The bill has been pending since 1968. It will be discussed from 2/5/2011 to 30/6/2011. After that there is enough time for parliament to discuss and pass before 15/8/2011. Where is the hurry? Nobody questioned when Lok Sabha on several occasions passed a dozen or more bills within a few minutes.
India has not been a party to UN Convention against corruption. Indiaâ€™s leaders talk of action against corruption but action is zero.
There is anger among people against corruption. So far the protests have been peaceful. If people lose hope about parliament combating corruption they may resort to violence.
In India corruption has reached stratospheric levels. Thousands of crores of rupees are siphoned off. Criminals get away. An ordinary citizen can not do much in his fight against corruption. RTI activists are killed. There is one thing an ordinary citizen can do and that is to curse the corrupt and criminals.
Cursed be every corrupt President of India.
Cursed be every corrupt Vice President of India.
Cursed be every corrupt Prime Minister of India.
Cursed be every corrupt Speaker of Lok Sabha.
Cursed be every corrupt Governor.
Cursed be every corrupt Chief Minister.
Cursed be every corrupt Speaker of Legislative Assembly.
Cursed be every corrupt minister of India in union government or state government.
Cursed be every corrupt chairman of Legislative Council.
Cursed be every corrupt MP, MLA, MLC, corporator, member of zilla parishad or Panchayat.
Cursed be every corrupt politician.
Cursed be every corrupt Election Commissioner.
Cursed be every corrupt judge of the Supreme Court, High Court, district court, sessions court or any other court or tribunal. Let every guilty person let off by them be tried again and be punished.
Cursed be every corrupt Attorney General, Solicitor General, Additional Solicitor General and Advocate General.
Cursed be every corrupt bureaucrat.
Cursed be every corrupt IOA official.
Cursed be every corrupt tax official.
Cursed be every corrupt CBI officer or official.
Cursed be every corrupt public prosecutor.
Cursed be every corrupt forensic expert.
Cursed be every corrupt policeman or policewoman.
Cursed be every corrupt journalist.
Cursed be every corrupt government employee.
Cursed be every corrupt magistrate or munsiff.
Cursed be every corrupt person in the army, navy, air force or any para-military force.
Cursed be every murderer. Let him/her be hanged.
Cursed be every rapist. Let him be castrated.
Cursed be every molester. Let him be in jail for at least two years for every case of molestation.
Cursed be every abductor, hijacker or kidnapper. Let him/her be hanged.
Cursed be every corrupt policeman or policewoman who does not protect the person in his/her charge and allows him/her to be murdered. Let the corrupt policeman or policewoman be hanged.
Cursed be every jailor who allows criminals to escape. Let him/her be hanged.
Let every corrupt person lose whatever he/she gained by corruption.
The corrupt and criminals will not be happy to read this. Some will not change.
Cursed be anyone who curses me and let lightning strike and turn to ashes anyone who wants to harm me.