As India takes over the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of August and Indian strategists and policy makers trumpet this event, it is time to take a deeper look at the challenges facing this 64-year old democracy.
At the outset one must admire the professionalism, courage and conviction of S & P to stand firm on their decision to down grade credit rating of USA notwithstanding a $ 2 trillion error in calculations.
I reviewed the Government.s Lokpal bill in great detail. I am deeply concerned and not to mention alarmed with what I learned from it. Government has completely ignored the wishes of the common man and made a mockery of our hard fought struggle for strong anti-corruption laws.
The fact is, as a country, we have completely skipped the Manufacturing revolution. Thanks to the political apathy and the complete absence of a focused and aggressive manufacturing policy, labor reforms etc; to support and build a robust manufacturing sector.
The likes of Nayar, Sachar, Chenoy, Baweja, Bhasin, Navlakha and so on are roaming free, boasting that what they did during these anti-India conferences was correct and reiterating their stand on India and the Indian presence in Kashmir.
New Delhi’s muted reaction is understandable. Fai’s arrest exposes UPA appointees, Justice (retd.) Rajinder Sachar and journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, for hobnobbing with ISI and other anti-India agents abroad.
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) is one such organization under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs which works towards maintaining communal harmony. NFCH was registered on 19th February 1992 under the Societies Registration Act.