HOW JUSTICE FOR SUSHANT MEANS JUSTICE FOR ALL

Let me start by saying that I believe actor Sushant Singh Rajput commited suicide. Being a person with fragile mind myself I would know what his thoughts might have been while facing consecutive setbacks in personal and professional life. So those of you who got directed to my site believing this to be about the ever widening conspiracy angle should stop reading right away. Bye the way thank you for clicking on the link.

My theory about the Westernised elite being the most hated group in India is being validated more and more over each passing day thanks to Sushant Singh Rajput drama. His death is basically the 2014 moment for bollywood. 2014 being the year when common man threw out the lutyens elite from the corridors of power. The nepotism debate is nothing but the bollywood equivalent of elitism that is synonymous with the Nehruvian clique, who weilded political power for generations. The air of contempt the likes of Karan Johar shows towards outsiders is same as the one shown to you by the civil service babus or their masters. Hence Justice for sushant is a fight against those who have hoarded power for their sake for generations, making all of us stakeholders in this battle for Sushant.

Today many bollywood celebrities came out against the arrest of Rhea chakraborty designating her the warrior against patriarchy. People in media like Rajdeep Sardesia have been calling it a witch hunt for long. Yes, harrasing the girlfriend for being the girlfriend is not just unfair but inhumane but calling it a “witch”hunt and giving it a feminist tone is misleading propaganda. The high TV ratings that Republic TV has garnered since its inception shows the trust people have in anti Nehruvian(elitist) media. So when Arnab takes up an issue and pitches it as the fight against entriched power centres it is bound to make waves. Then how else would you explain Arnab’s show in half broken Hindi being the highest rated show in the genre and the newly founded Republic Bharat toppling age old Aaj Tak in the last BARC rating. What Republic did was to sell the Sushant story as the one where the Underdog was killed by the Mighty and it was upto his Brethren(rest of us) to avenge the death. But sadly the people in the bubble never realised that and the anti elitist anger started to unleash upon them with great fury . Crying about patriarchy and witchhunt would only inflame the emotions and make the public more virulent. This disgust for the public has always been there among the elite and their sense of superiority and entitlement is nothing new. But the world around them has changed and they will have to come to terms with that. The funny thing is that these elite call themselves liberal and adore Bernie and Biden, but back home they are the 1%. Most of them have Green Cards to Western havens and always wants to remain mere commentators of Indian Politics and not the stakeholders. Thankfully their time is up and it is upto the real Indians to take the mantle of their destiny in their own hands and they are doing it well. Many of you might be subconsciously branding me a sangh affiliate, But the Real Indians that I mentioned include Indians of all colours. As you can see there are positive signals from the Congress too with the willingness of some leaders to shed the Nehru baggage, which I see as a good start (The left parties are a gone cause as their compatriats are bourgeoise to the core , making them farthest from ground realities even in Kerala). The Ram Temple movement could also be seen clearly through this angle of subaltern upheaval, where the Intelligentia repeatedly discredited common man’s belief in Ram(God) with remarks that often hurt their millennia old religious sentiments forcing them to take up arms against the system that fed these oppurtunists . BJP was the first party to tap into this discontent and they are reaping the benefits inturn making them the votaries for this New India of the Real Indians.

This change that has swept politics and now cinema must move to other spheres including bureaucracy and Judiciary. Then only can we call ourselves Fully Independent and the wielders of the reigns of our destiny.

MEDIA JUSTICE

the problem with the  indian english language media is that if it gets a news it feeds on it for weeks. this time the  media have re discovered its passion long forgotten since the jessica lal case – “fighting for justice for the north indian urban upper middle class”.

the ruchika murder/suicide and the following cover up was one of the shameful incidents done in the confines  of our system, which boasts of equal rights for all. its pity that the police officer who is said to have molested the girl got a minisculest verdict that he deserved . it’s the duty of the media to fight for justice and we must all fight against such inherent problems in our system and try to make it perfect.

my point here is that the so-called third eye of the society fights its battles only for a particular strata . the criterion are –

1.the victim be  from the punjabi north or  goa( tourist or catholic native). who can fluently speak english.

2. from upper middle class , that is who can tweet,use face book et al.

3.the perpetuator from a powerful background.if  politician the best. so that they can chant all the anti politician slogans.

4.the family/friends of the victim able to conduct rang de basanti type candle light vigils.

some of you who chance up on this article must  have gotten hyper by now so for them I like to give an example for the injustice of media justice.

in kerala there were two such cases involving rape(even serial rape) and murder . that too of girls of the same age as ruchika’s. one of them anakha- a brahmin girl from poor background was raped by people who were having connections with many prominent politicians in kerala. the girl and her family committed suicide that is how the whole story came out in open. the malayalam media was very active in finding the truth but their smaller reach meant smaller effect. the story slowly died down , no one except some scape goats were arrested.the other case is  of shari ,with some of the same people involved.

had anakha or shari be born to some rich punjabi family their justice would have been done by now. in anakha’s case the culprits killed a whole family,is anakha’s justice less important than ruchika’s , why isnt the english media taking up its arms for the victim? or asking the home minister of the country(that too for a state matter) the all important “questions”. the answer can be found in the above mentioned criteria.

there are many unheard anakhas or sharis in other parts of the country the culprits in their cases may not be big guns , they may be a zamindar or a petty police constable. so the media must widen its area of vision to incorporate all of india, not just focussing on one core group. the middle class anger against the system must be also be diverted to the fight for justice of these poor lads too .

the ctn I started must be taken up urgently or we as people will fail these hundreds of unknown ruchikas .