Rule of law and supremacy of decorum are considered essential for the society to be or remain civilized. Both these things are becoming rare in India today.
According to an English idiom, if it becomes ‘free for all’ in a society, then it becomes difficult to predict who will break on whom. That is why the rule of law and supremacy of decorum are considered essential for the society to be or remain civilized. Both these things are becoming rare in India today. Take a look at its result. In Delhi, a delivery boy of a Zomato company was murdered by two Sikhs because he was smoking a cigarette when he came to deliver food. Smoking is misunderstood in Sikhism, so those Nihang Sikhs did justice in their own way. On the other hand, Vineet Kumar Rawat, a food delivery boy of the same company in Lucknow, alleged that when he reached to deliver the food last Saturday night, the family refused to take the food just because he was a Dalit. According to Rawat, he was beaten up and pan masala was spit on his face.
According to media reports, the police have denied the allegations of the delivery boy. Police say that the fight took place over abuse. Whatever be the case, such incidents definitely reflect the feeling of anger, hatred and alienation in the minds of people constantly. Whatever may be the truth of Lucknow incident, no one can deny that communal and caste discrimination is being openly expressed in Indian society today. These discriminations existed before. But then his public expression was considered invalid. But now such cases keep coming up every day. According to the data of the Union Home Ministry, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of cases of atrocities against Dalits in the country. Between 2018 and 2020, more than 1.3 lakh cases of atrocities against Dalits were registered across the country, of which 36,467 were from Uttar Pradesh. That is why it does not seem unusual to see the Lucknow incident with this background.