Independent India Turning 64: Are we Really Independent?

Independence Day- the day when British left the golden bird free from their rule. But the bird was left looted, harassed, with the slightest of hope to survive. Then followed a long fight for the survival of golden bird. 64 years have passed and the country is still ‘developing’. The whole world says and even we believe that we are the citizens of an independent country. But a question always keep on hovering in my mind, the answer to which I never found out. You also give it a try. Is India really free? Are we not bound by so many handcuffs of ever growing poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, crimes, men-women inequality, limited technology and the worst of all which potentiate other bounding forces too- Corruption?

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Team UdaipurBlog gathered some statistics. Have a look and you all will support me.

Name of Scam

Year

Amount

Jeep Purchase

1948

80 lakh

BHU Funds

1956

50 lakh

MUNDHRA SCANDAL

1957

1.25 crores

Teja Loans

1960

22 crores

Kuo Oil Deal

1976

2.2. crores

HDW Comission

1987

20 crores

Bofors Pay-Off

1987

65 crores

St Kitts Forgery

1989

9.45 crores

Airbus Scandal

1990

2.5 crores per week

Securities Scam

1992

5000 crores

Indian Bank Rip-off

1992

1,300 crores

Sugar Import

1994

650 crores

JMM Bribes

1995

1.2 crores

In a Pickle

1996

10 lakhs

Telecom Scam

1996

1.6 crores

Fodder Scam

1996

950 crores

Urea Scam

1996

133 crores

CRB Scam

1997

1000 crores

Vanishing Companies Scam

1998

330.78 crores

Plantation Companies Scam

1999

2,563 crores

Ketan Parekh Scam

2001

137 crores

Stockmarket Scam

2001

1,15,000 crores

Home Trade Scam

2002

600 crores

Stamp Paper Scam

2003

30,000 crores

IPO- Demat Scam

2005

146 crores

Bihar Food Relief Scam

2005

17 crores

Scorpene Submarine Scam

2005

18,978 crores

Punjab City Centre Project Scam

2006

1500 crores

Taj Corridor Scam

2006

175 crores

Pune Billionare Hasan Ali Khan Tax Default

2008

50,000 crores

The Satyam Scam

2008

10,000 crores

Army Ration Pilferege  Scam

2008

5000 crores

The 2-G Spectrum  Swindle

2008

1,76,000 crores

State Bank of Saurashtra Scam

95 crores

Illegal Money in Swiss Bank (est. till 2008)

71,00,000 crores

The Jarkhand Medical Equipment Scam

2009

130 crores

Rice Export Scam

2009

2,500 crores

Orissa Mine Scam

7,000 crores

Madhu Koda Minning Scam

2009

4,000 crores

Commonwealth Games Scam

2010

40,000 crores

Grand Total

Rs. 91,06,03,23,43,00,000/-

Shocked seeing the figure?? Don’t be because there is still a large figure behind the scene which the CBI has failed to suspect.

Angrez chale gaye par inhe chod gye”- the best phrase that can describe our corrupt politicians and high commanding officers. And why only blame these famous names. Even an ordinary man is giving them a tough competition- Wrong ways to save income tax, Under table income, and what not.  Fighting with any outsider is easy but how to fight with someone amongst ourselves. How to punish a crow from within a group of parrots? And what adds to the tragedy is that everyone is inside this dirty cave of corruption. Those who are in the light of honesty and truthfulness don’t want to make an initiative to clean this dirt.

A grand salute to those great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Swami Vivekanand, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh who broke a revolt against British and drove them back to their home. Today again we need such leaders to drive corruption out of this beautiful country. Then we all will proudly say that “Yes!! We are the citizens of an independent country which flies unbound in the sky of glory and success”.

Happy Independence Day to all from Udaipur Blog!! Let us vow to make our country a free bird again.

Jai Hind!!

Inputs by: Mujtaba RG

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