We all have read in our school textbooks as to how the Britishers used to torture the poor farmers and others whom they considered below their self-defined standards. Britishers left India 66 years back but it seems we are finding it too difficult to come out of that culture.
Everyday we hear about exploitation of weak and poor. From a cyclist on the road to a servant in some high-end bunglow, everywhere people are being tortured. WHY? Just because they are not so well of? Just because they can not retaliate? Do they have no right to lead a dignified life even when they are trying everything for two meals a day!
Just a few days back, a 35 year old maid, Rakhi, died after being beaten and bearing her maalkin, Dr. Jagriti, a woman herself and happens to be the wife of a Member of Parliament of India. Rakhi went through a lot of brutality at hands of Dr. Jagriti before dying. Other servants at the same house have told the investigators about their ordeal at this so called VIP bunglow. Dr. Jagriti used to beat up the servants and did not even provide them two proper meals a day.
WHY ALL THIS? WHY CAN’T WE LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH THE PEOPLE WHO HELP US WITH EVERYTHING RIGHT FROM MORNING TEA TO LATE NIGHT DRINKS?!
Subordinates (specially women) are often exploited by their higer-ups,b e it at small BPO’s, large MNC’s; in name of increaments, promotion or some other benefits.
In a nutshell, people with power leave no stone unturned to harass and exploit other who are not so powerful. Such crime is on rise lately. We should learn to live in harmony with our fellow beings. May be they do not have al that we, y God’s blessings, have but still they are human beings God sent to help us.
Just imagine, if everybody was the CEO, who would be your PA, peon, office boy, cook, driver, servant? Everybody has a role to play and lets respect that. Lets respect the people around us. Lets learn to treat everybody equal. Lets live in harmony with each other.