My Indian countrymen

Amalendu Upadhyaya
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My Indian countrymen

My Indian countrymen

Justice Markandey Katju

I am 78, and have only a few more years to live.

So let me tell you the truth before I leave the world: 😆

The test of every public activity is one, and only one: does it raise the standard of living of the people? Does it give them better lives?

Building of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, 'restoring' Hindu Mandirs in Varanasi and Mathura, cow protection, etc are political stunts with an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, and have nothing to do with the lives of the people.

They are only diversionary gimmicks, to divert people's attention from the real issues facing the nation viz. massive poverty, record unemployment, skyrocketing prices of food and other essential commodities, abject child nourishment, lack of healthcare and good education for the masses, etc

So participate in these festivities as much as you wish, but don't expect me to join you in this sham, farce, burlesque, flimflam, bluff, fraud, facade, and humbug.


(Justice Katju is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. These are his personal views.)

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