Dear India, Why Don’t We Talk About Farmers’ Suicide Anymore?

Students, it’s time that you wake up and take some action. 

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Dear India,

I’m a good Indian, but a highly disappointed one. Last year was filled with dramatic incidents. From JNU in February to demonetisation in December. So let’s hope this year will be different.

I wish my India gets rid of 'dirty politics'. Is this what Gandhiji and Ambedkar had envisaged? Is this the result of Jayprakash Narayan's struggle? It’s very disheartening to see the current situation.

Nobody talks about the Rupee-Dollar comparison, nobody talks about inflation. Where are all the chatter over farmers’ sufferings? All these issues come to light only ahead of the elections, else they are lost in their agenda.

Muscle and money are the most influential elements in politics. Alas! Interest in politics have been decreasing like anything. Singers, rockstars, rappers, film stars etc evoke all the interest nowadays. This is not going to help our country in any way. Except DU, JNU, AU, BHU and some noted universities, colleges or schools do not engage in socio-political activities.

Students is an integral part of this country. The only way our country can be enlightened is by making the youth aware.

I urge India to awaken and enlighten its students and the youth, who must become the voice of the people.

A true Indian,
Rishav Ranjan

(Do you ever feel like talking to India? Yes, perfect. How about you write to her and tell her if you’re a good Indian or a bad Indian? You could be bitchy, angry, happy, emotional or spoofy. But if your answer is No – never mind, there is always a beginning. So let’s start here.

Don’t be shy, just say it all. Mail us your letter at lettertoindia@thequint.com. We’ll ensure India gets your message.)

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