Will Government Function Anymore?
Date: 7/28/2012 6:31:00 AM
Muslim Murasu, July 2012
Indian Constitution Article 30 guarantees rights for religious, linguistic minorities. They can run their educational institutions autonomously. This is a fundamental right.
Hundreds of different judgments by High Courts and Supreme Court have interpreted the law in different ways. The law that should aid minorities has become an impediment for them.
Weaker sections should be helped, given concessions and a helping hand. This humane expectation has no takers. Muslims are misunderstood. In the same way, Article 30 is being given wrong interpretations. Frequent judgments by courts have made Article 30 murkier.
Article 30 paves way to start religious, educational institutions. Government will not interfere; it will not help. Some legal experts explain it this way.
Government levies tax. It holds huge funds. Prices are raised five times a year. Government has not showed any control. Police force and courts play helping hands for government activities.
People who have not received adequate education or employment go to streets and agitate. Imprisonments, malafide cases and tortures continue.
It is imperative to develop proper understanding of government, government machinery. Government employees and officers cannot receive any relief for their own sake in their own offices without begging, struggling and spending. Rajiv Gandhi rightly said that when government spends 100 rupees, only 15 rupees reach actual beneficiary.
Muslim community should pay attention to opportunities in private sector. They should focus on schools, higher educational institutions, employment centers, trade cooperation and monetary help from abroad.
Government help in future is improbable. Agitations won’t help. No one is going to listen. Politics has become hunting grounds of middlemen. Tamil Muslim society should identify middlemen and raise institutions. They should prepare themselves to harvest and taste the fruits offered by private sector.