I woke up to a girl stating how her friends were being followed by an obnoxious car. As i began to scroll my social media accounts, I came across incidents of harassment, blasts and robberies. Until last night, we were all celebrating the day of Independence. Flags was what we saw and national anthem was what we heard. With patriotic speeches going on, and the jazbaa junoon tu himmat na haar being preached at every corner, the country continues to remind us that no, we are not independent. But is it the country to be blamed or is it its people responsible for the wrong happening around? In other words, it is synonymous to the idea that no act is wrong.
It is the person, his thoughts and his actions behind the gesture that makes it wrong. Ironically, my wrong might be your right and vice versa. But to rule this out, there are certain universal wrongs that sums up the debate.
14th August is like another day of celebration, another moment of excitement for the much deprived no-entertainment citizens. Like all other occasions, we forget the inherent purpose of this day. It would however, be better that instead of focusing on a firecracker, we would pledge and abide by a decent behavior. We would feel independent if we would stop harassing each other and threatening in the name of power and strength. Real independence would arise from the courage to change our thoughts and free our souls.
That is what this society needs and this is what Independence is.