WHAT HAPPENED IN 1947?
1947: The flags changed radically, the maps changed drastically but the administration, that was created to “drive the slaves like donkeys and mules”, stayed the same.
Now let us discuss the three ideas:
1. THE FLAG.
A country’s flag is its vital symbol that can inspire the citizens. That is why many nations have a gun or swords or a FEARSOME animal or bird like a lion or an eagle. The flag also shows the pride in religion, e.g., Cross or Crescent & Star. The examples are the flags of Saudi Arabia (with the verse from Koran) and the United Kingdom (with three Crosses).
The Union Flag, or Union Jack, that flew majestically, and in its glory, across India - from Khyber Pass to Chittagong and beyond across Burma (now Myanmar), and from Baltistan (now in Pakistan) to Kanya Kumari, and beyond to Ceylone (now Sri Lanka) until August 15, 1947, is the national flag of the United Kingdom, asserting the supremacy of the Christian religion.
It combines the crosses of the three countries united under one Sovereign - the kingdoms of England and Wales, of Scotland and of Ireland (although since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom). Above all, the official title of the Sovereign is the “Defender of Faith”. Official Faith in the country is the Church of England.
The crosses on the flags relate to the patron saints of each entity - St. George is the patron saint of England, St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
Now let us look at our Partitioned India. With equal PRIDE and COMMITMENT to religion the national flag should have displayed Trishul for the Hindus, Khanda Chakra for the Sikhs and the Sun for the light of wisdom and Spirituality.
2. THE MAP
On the map our India (Hindusthan) looked magnificent and great until 1947. It stretched from Khyber Pass in the West to the border with Myanmar in the East and from Baltistan in the North to Kanyakumari in the South. It was so grand that the whole world called it the “sub continent” rather than a “country” (what it has become now to our eternal SHAME!).
3. THE ADMINISTRATION
The Moguls ruled by the terror of sword and forced Islam upon the Hindu slaves. After centuries of living in Islamic “Hell” India got new masters. Though highly educated and technically advanced, they were equally brutal if one spoke of Independence. Usual punishment was to blow up the freedom fighters (our ancestors) by gun, shoot them by rifles and hang them to death.
To humble and degrade the subjugated slaves they created an elaborate system of administration that was meant to rub slavery into the natives’ minds by humiliating them, by degrading them, and by appointing an army of “baboos” who were given so much power over the humble citizens that they could openly demand bribes, made the people sit on earth and wait for hours before even looking at them.
The Baboos’ job was to humiliate and degrade the common man and destroy his sense of dignity and pride.
It is this system that has acted as brakes in the free development of individuals and the nation since Partition in 1947. The result has been alarming BRAIN DRAIN. The intelligent, the proud, the self-respecting, the enterprising EMIGRATED in their millions and left their kith and kin behind in the “coolie colony” at the mercy of "red tape" and baboos who gave a new lease of life to the old administrative system.
After decades of suffering miserably at the hands of the baboos we congratulate Mr Modi for throwing a gauntlet at BABUDOM last week.
He has severely criticized them. But any amount of criticism will have NO effect unless we UPROOT Babudom from the root and renew the system.
This can be done by observing the ADMINISTRATIVE systems in the advanced and civilized Western countries like Germany, France, the UK, Canada and the United States and then RE-FORM the administrative system in Bharat from ground upwards in order to give dignity and pride to the citizens.
If anyone is in doubt, we invite them to come and live in these countries and see for themselves how the administration functions without Baboos and how easy and pleasant life becomes and how the citizens get EXTRA FREE (LEISURE) TIME to do study, research, enjoy holidays, enjoy family life, and feel relaxed and happy without the “obstacles, restrictions, hindrances, brakes and the degradation and insults, at the hands of the almighty “Baboos”.
To sum up, “OUR RULERS CHANGED, THE FLAG CHANGED BUT THE CURSE OF CRIPPLING ADMINISTRATION (BABUDOM) REMAINED TO FRUSTRATE THE CITIZENS AND RETARD THE NATION’S DEVELOPMENT.
24 February 2021