In past two days, I saw two different documentaries on You Tube. Being honest both were suggested by my roommate – Tejender. Both were very different in every aspects. One was produced by VISE Magazine and Website another one by Discovery India. Both were same in only one aspect and that can be explained in only one sentence, “Facts are stranger than fiction”
Let me talk about both separately.
1). VISE news presents View in the IS (Islamic State)
Team of the channel reaches in the most affected area by ISIS of Iran and tries to capture some movement driven by IS Leaders and people in the cities.
Leaders believe that power comes from the nozzle of the gun! No one is allowed to go beyond the rules of Islam stated in Holy Quran and represented (I should say, extremely mis-represented) by the leader of IS Movement. Tanks are running on the streets. For a minute you will forget the Fast&Furius movies while watching those clips. They’ve succeed to acquire missiles and trying to get nuclear weapons. They have plenty of AK47s, Anti-Aircraft Guns, Mines, Grenades, and Man-Money-Mussel Power. Patrolling officers of IS keeps wondering in all the streets of city and suggests people what to do and what not to.
They’ve succeeded to manipulate children’s minds and convincing them that they were going to be soldiers of Allah! An eight years old claims that he knows how to handle AK47. Some teenager was trying to shoot down US Military Aircraft. A bunch of boys are drifting the tanks as cars shown in Tokyo Drift movie. One old age person was motivating his child to reply from the question what do you want to be when you get older, and he replies that he wanted to be Jihadi. The new generation of terrorists is going to be far more powerful than current.
I personally encourage every person in the world to watch this documentary.
2). Discovery India presents Reviled: world’s largest elections (elections 2014)
The festival of democracy, holier than Diwali, Christmas or Ramzan, celebrated by 834 million voters, in world’s largest democracy. No one is differentiated, no one is separated. Every Indian gains his right to vote by birth. I separate body say election commission organizes this general election in six months to choose the leaders of the nation. It is the largest event organized by men kind on the planet.
Ladakh is one of the highest place where people live in the world. Some of the town has only 30 eligible voters and most of them are illiterate. They are not even aware of all election movements throughout the nation but officers of election commission always reach there with help of Indian Army to bring democracy to them. Three states say Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are most affected stats by money power and states police with help of army put highest level of vigilance to stop “Vote brokers’” movements. Varanasi is the most religion sensitive city in the India where army and police put their all the efforts in roll of peace keepers.
All the celebration goes in basically three dimensions
- To recognize the eligible voters, i.e. older than 18.
- To encourage them to vote
- To keep the elections democratic in every aspect
The commission recruits thousands of people on temporary basis and train them how to fill forms of voter ID card, how to handle the voting center and EVMs. These people go door to door for recognizing each and every voter and encourage them personally to vote.
Encouragement doesn’t stops just there. Millions of youngsters encourage the general public to vote by rallies, street plays, advertisements and popular celebrities also promote the voters. They convince them that voting is not only their right but also is a duty.
To keep the election democratic, Election Commission publishes a court of conduct. Hundreds of election workers observe every news channels, listens every broadcast on radios, read every line of every newspaper published on daily basis and if anything beyond the Court of Conduct happens they report to the commission and strict steps will be taken against the responsible entities. Moreover every candidate is enforced to keep a daily account of expenses made by him and register that with election commission every month. Election Commission possesses the power to cancel the ticket of candidate ant time.
I personally recommend to every person on the earth to watch this documentary. India has the potential to teach the world what is democracy.
What I say…
Above were the descriptions of two documentaries. Why I described all this things here? To describe the difference between Absolutism and Democracy (say तानाशाही और लोकशाही). India never can be a religious nation. In 1947, two men dream for two religious nation Nathuram Goddsey and Mohammad Ali Zinha. India lost Mahatma an angel of peace (Mahatma Gandhi) and Pakistan lost the peace itself forever. Do we want to lose more? Can we afford to lose more? Do we have to choose between Islamic Stat and Hindu Rastra? How hard the message of live and let live, is?
We have to be neutral, for the sake of peace, for the sake of growth, for the sake of democracy. Are we ready to take a long step towards the secularism?
And you know, burning questions of unsolved religious issue are really not so much difficult to solve, the Dushashnas to Mother India do not let them be solved. If someone asks me to solve Ram Temple vs Babaree Mosque issue, I would say get a Bulldozer, run it over all the building and make a world-class sport stadium over there, where we will train our players not considering their religion, cast or gender. Seeing the results in Rio, we really need this.