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The Supreme Court of India – The Last Sentinel for the Nation !

Today’s landmark verdict by the Supreme Court of India cancelling 122 licenses issued during the tenure of A Raja , the Minister for Telecommunications  [ now in jail charge sheeted with corruption in the 2G scam] gives us hope and a renewed faith in the independence and highest trust on the country’s judicial system. It is also a very strong indictment of the functioning of the Congress Government at the Center .

During the last three years , the now infamous 2 G Scam has affected not only the economy but the very moral fabric of this nation. It finally required a knowledgeable politician like Subramanian  Swamy to bring the facts to the notice of the Apex court . Today’s verdict will go a long way to boost our standing and stature in the global business scene and augurs well for the future of the Nation.

Until very recently , with a politically motivated and largely corrupt bureaucracy , cast based and decadent political system compromising on principles for the sake of coalition factors , inept police , the citizen’s of this country used to look up to the Armed Forces as the Sentinel upholding  high morals and commitment in the glorious traditions of this nation . However , this has taken a beating recently with a number of scams and goof ups displaying the vulnerability of the system .

In the above context , the Supreme Court now remains the last ” Sentinel ” for India .

The ” Tipping Point ” for Corruption in India – An Year ending reflection.

As the first decade of the 21st Century comes to an end  , we  in India have mixed feelings  . Is the worst over as regards corruption in public life ? or do we see more and bigger things in 2011 and beyond ? . Jagdish Bhagawati  of Columbia University says in India a public figure is assumed to be corrupt culturally unless he/ she  proves otherwise . Probably , the onus is on the person who holds any public office to prove his credentials .

CWG Scam , 2 G Scam , land scams galore , Adarsh scam , Satyam scandal  – there are many to count and ponder about . The young Indian citizen is  frustrated and angry and if this scenario continues , we will soon reach a ” tipping point  ” and the public at large – 60 percent of them below the age group of 40 will revolt and take things in their hand to eradicate the malady through surgical means . It will be a great tragedy if in the bargain we sacrifice our sanity and law and order in this country . It is a wake up call for all those pseudo politicians and lobbyists  who indulge in corrupt practices and a day is not far off when public opinion will force a  paradigm shift in the Indian political and corporate scene – for the common good , I fondly hope . Let us all wish this great country – this RICH – POOR  India well  in the next decade .