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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mortal Monsoon

(By-Kashif Sarmad)

The dark black clouds were hovering in the sky of Hyderabad (Semi city of Sind, Pakistan) and after few minutes the downpour started as it was predictable. People were standing on their rooftops; welcomed the rain with applause and dancing. Children were playing with the rain water; guys were having amusement with their friends while ladies were making tea with Pakoras (The Traditional Indian Food Item) to add more spice in the fun.

All was good to see until I saw another side of the coin. In the suburb of the city so many deprived people were trying to save themselves and their families from heavy rainfall. They covered their half distorted cottages with shopping bags and were highly worried about accumulated water which besieged their so called homes. The administration always drains the filthy rain water to that ground to facilitate people living in city. Due to that, those hundreds of homeless people worried not only for their next day meal but also fearing to face water born diseases. They usually cook food on woods but during rains they don’t have option to cook food either.

During heavy rain I went out and suddenly my car broke at the same boulevard where hundreds of underprivileged people were setting-up their cottages. Till my car gets repaired by mechanic, I went to converse with one of the individual who owned one of the cottages in slum. Due to my portico he considered that I am government individual. That needy person and his spouse started to cry roughly. Their baby was attacked by fever since three days and they had no money to show-up to doctor. I helped them as much as I could but there were so much left to be done.

What I saw was, cottages were poorly trapped by drainage and sewerage water and their family became paralyzed. The people who were living there was the location which is not fit for human being.

As a result of ferret-out this desperate and ferocious side of the weather and poor governance; I was wondering to whom to blame?

Middle class and educated people always hoist their fingers to the government in order to liberate themselves from answerability. No one wants to own the problems and no one is disposed to convey change!

Do I have to censure government; it always neglected people living below poverty line? Or should I scorn people who go out side with their families for recreation and disregard their poor country mates?

The regime and its establishment are cramped by presenting statistical information a propos to the people living below poverty line but irony is the least has been done for socially divorced people. Is that all the government ought to do for people?

The society builds up when its natives endeavor to facilitate each other devoid of the peculiarity of cast, color, creed, religion, social status and ethnicity.

One common theme for societies in general is that they serve to aid individuals in a time of crisis. Traditionally, when an individual requires aid, for example at birth, death, sickness, or disaster, members of that society will rally others to render aid, in some form—symbolic, linguistic, physical, mental, emotional, financial, medical, or religious. Many societies will distribute largess, at the behest of some individual or some larger group of people. This type of generosity can be seen in all known cultures; typically, prestige accrues to the generous individual or group. Conversely, members of a society may also shun or scapegoat members of the society who violate its norms. Mechanisms such as gift-giving and scapegoating, which may be seen in various types of human groupings, tend to be institutionalized within a society. Social evolution as a phenomenon carries with itself certain elements that could be detrimental to the population it serves.

If people help other needy fellow being as much as they can; this society will get developed massively. Every people will have stable life with dignity and equality.

The government of Pakistan with the help of people should announce home building scheme for homeless people. In this way the government will provide shelter to millions of people who are living below human standard life in slums.

Most of the people’s self concerned priorities have replaced humanity. It is a need of the time to replace materilistic needs with morale. We shouldn’t forget to transport help to those who deserve it and make this world a place where selfishness subsided by love.

Have a nice monsoon!