Racism at the time of pandemic, a never ending epidemic!

By D N Singh. It is always said that our democratic culture is inherently robust and what is preached should be practiced. No class feeling can drive a wedge. 

It is always said that our democratic culture is inherently robust and what is preached should be practiced. No class feeling can drive a wedge. 

But the Coronavirus fall out is the recent most aberration in addition to all that in the name of class racism. And days after the outbreak of the pandemic, so many Covid hospitals were set up on a war footing to treat people. Right from the top to downward, leaders claimed big things about the quality of treatment at those centres.

Bottom Reality

But once we face the music, the chronic differences play out. When several political leaders were detected Covid positive, including country’s home minister, all the roads led far from what had been propagated in support of the Covid hospitals set up by the governments of different states. All affected were taken to a posh hospital in Gurugram.

In the national capital majority of the Corona positive leaders did the negative of what they preach  Whereas, in other states also, the private hospitals were the destinations for many such leaders, including states’ chief ministers and other leaders.

Why couldn’t they go to any of the Covid hospitals,  is best known to them. But people know the exact reason behind such significant  erosion of the finer sense of this class. And not to be economical with the truth, none of the leaders, perhaps, can run the risk of going to a general Covid hospital where, may be, hygiene languish in an amniotic environ in last few months.  

Have Fingers On Own Pulse

Once in a while the  leaders should have their fingers on their own pulse before saying something to the people so authoritatively that, they are among the people only. It is not about any particular political  dispensation but, lies and hypocrisy remain heaped at the mental backyards of each politician.

Sadly, it is too late for any remedy to restore the values, that the  politicians of earlier years espoused. 


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