NEED OF THE HOUR
With time, Meghalaya’s image has also degraged and the reasons are the challenges that people face socially. The increasing number of cases dishonouring women and children in our society speaks a lot of the social changes that affect the image of our matrilineal society.
I have a feeling that it is not only for the law enforcing machinery to execute law in its truest spirit but also for the society to involve itself in a little bit of soul searching.
These are the cases of irresponsive activities that perhaps the doers did not involve himself/herself in some kind of soul searching.
The youths today, as rightly termed by the Chief Minister himself as ‘misguided’ into the jungles and his often repeated statement that guns are not the solution to the problem. But what is worst is that they are left to be rotten where they were misled.
With militancy becoming an ever increasing headache for the government and its people, the need of the hour is to address the problem at its roots. The need of the hour is to bring all these youths to the right track in our society.
The last assembly elections gave an opportunity to a militant leader to be a representative of the people. However, his being elected has also drew criticism from a section of the society doubting his credentials as a public leader.
Participating in the debate on this leader, we should realize that this person has put down his arms and chosed to live a normal life.
They say, from a psychological point of view, any human being has a tendency to change. While also agreeing that no one is above the law, questioning his integrity as a leader is also questioning the integrity of the people who have elected him to represent them in the House. You may otherwise question the election machineries for allowing a criminal to be elected!
Driving my point further, pointing to the past lives of people who have come forward to change for good is like discouraging others from trying to change themselves.
What we as a society need is to understand the main factors that has led to our youths taking to the gun culture rather than discouraging the brave few who made it back from the jungle.
The need of the hour is for the government to get real by finding the real stakeholders in the society and create ample opportunity for employment whether self or otherwise.