Challenges facing democracy in India
I would like to share the current situation of youth facing in great democracy like India. Our PM Modi is promoting & inviting world to invest here. But, instead of encouraging youth, government is trying to manipulate them & using them as a tool,dragging in news to hide other important facts. I don't have a dream in such situation where freedom of speech is considered as sedition, where Education Minister remove all muslim writer's chapters from school books. The insecurity young girls feel here after hearing minister's irrelevant comments on their clothes, characters, etc. I still wonder, how long this is going to happen.
From last 2 years, we are facing many problems inside national institutes like FTII [Film & Television Institute of India], JNU [Jawaharlal Nehru University], TISS [Tata Institute of Social Sciences]. I am not a pessimist, i am a documentary filmmaker & trying to create & follow my dream.
But is it possible to rise your own voice when you feel insecure, threatened, lost & shameful at the same time. How long we are going to protest? At the end, this is plan of the big conspiracy with elites & businessmen. It's same everywhere. Where we are standing as a youth, future of India. FTII, JNU , TISS students are protesting against same system but how far we will go ? Is this path lead us to become one of them who needs power to do something. We are looking for answers.
I would like to capture this in-depth stories of youth who are facing different problems in all over country. There are uncertain things happened recently, like student's suicide because of caste discrimination, sedition & arrest of JNU protestors, lawyers as well as police becoming goons and beating students, judges are giving clean chits to all possible murderers who are part of current government. Rise of nationalism & extremists who are youths as well as others are non-believers. How these groups deal with situations & how they see India as a country?
There are many issues, I can highlight here.
But for now, would like to mention, Youth of this country is looking for freedom, not from one particular system but the roots of society & its functioning.
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