I stand against injustice.
Everywhere around us, people are being cheated, stolen from or being deprived. I feel very sad when these kind of people can neither fight back nor defend themselves.
Why must the strong oppress the weak? Why do the rich rip off the poor? Why are our leaders treating us this way? The degree of injustice is just too appalling.
I’d illustrate with a few examples.
~ starving a child because she was naughty is not fair. This form of discipline makes no sense
~ sending your wife packing at the slightest provocation or going as far as battering her for silly reasons(only weak men beat their wives)
~ refusing to pay workers’s wages for their labour.
Maltreating casual workers also falls in this category.
~ when the police becomes your enemy and murder unharmed civilians for refusing to pay bribe
~ the rich using the police and thugs to deal with opponents
~ rape is a form of injustice
~ selling the same piece of land to more than one buyer
~ landlords ejecting tenants on whim
~ bus conductors holding on to passengers’ change
while drivers wantonly hike fares
~ all forms of cheating in business transactions
~ armed robbers smashing the heads of babies just because the parents have nothing they can steal
~ aborting a foetus because you do not want to face responsibility
~ political office holders helping themselves to the public treasury while they abandon the masses and their needs
~ doctors denying a patient adequate treatment because he is poor
~ discrimination on basis of gender, race, tribe or religion
~ a suicide bomber setting off his bomb in a crowded marketplace, church or mosque
~ sexual harassment
~ election rigging
~ when siren-blaring governors brutalize a young mother and her children because she did not give way
~ when militarymen beat up a woman and her colleagues for daring to compete with them on the road
~even traffic officials brutalise motorists
~ forcing women and children into hard unpaid labour or prostitution( home and abroad)
~ when drug manufacturers sell fake drugs that kill patients including babies
~ starting a war based on lies, occupying a country under false pretexts,causing the death of innocent civilians, destroying their heritage and future
~ taking inadequate safety measures around nuclear establishments leading to horrible diseases and mutation in the local population
~ keeping people in prison without trial
I said a few right? If you can identify each of these scenarios, then you know many more.
In every case of injustice, the one with the upper hand subjugates the weaker. The latter can not resist. The oppressor knows this and exploits the victims.
No matter how insignificant it may seem, injustice is injustice.
One interesting thing I’ve noticed is that the world’s major religions condemn injustice yet ‘believers’ are the worst culprits when they commit atrocities in the name of religion.
Please let us stop this in whatever way we can, even if it means returning a stolen sweet to a crying child.