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Of the state, for the state

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Man, being a social animal has to exist with and amongst other humans and in order to adjust and make co-existence possible certain laws and regulations are drawn up to safeguard the welfare of every member of the group or community, curtailing certain personal freedoms and liberties that might infringe on other person’s welfare. This is the basic idea of a social set-up.
Leaders and arbitrators are then chosen to oversee the smooth working of the social system with adequate executive powers as deemed necessary to enforce the same- the Government as we know, create and accept in the contemporary world. A society, being made up of individual members, is bound to come up with conflicting interests and emotions. This is where the quality and the efficiency of the people entrusted to sort out these social issues are being tested. The problems being faced by our society as a collective whole in recent times is uncountable and varied-  indeed an intimidating and daunting task for those entrusted to solve them. Public memory is short lived- or so it is believed. But sweeping away these problems under the carpet and shrouding them with silence, putting the theory about public memory to the test is not the right step towards easing the problems. Nor is the polished method of prolonging the issues and tiring out the protesting parties to buy time and making these matters fade out of the mind of the public the prudent way of resolving things.
The kind of work seen taken up by the new BJP led government under the Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren smacks sense of belongingness and everyone is looking out to yield good result. Only thing matter is to look at the modus operandi of the various promises made during the short span.  If those promises to punish all officials involved in corruption and who kept official files on the table for more than one day remain just a promise to get applauses from the citizen, then people will start looking for another option. On the other hand one big problem still lingering to the mind of the people to the fate of the state is the 8 dead bodies which still remain at Churachandpur district head quarter. The purpose of keeping the dead bodies for such along time is known by each and everyone and that is why it’s better to call a spade a spade and wind up the matter before things become irreparably damaged.
The government needs to speed up the workings of it’s various departments and deliver the goods in time to avoid and prevent more problems. Genuine issues should be resolved before things gets out of hand and uprising  takes precedence for those whose voices has been gagged for so long and their grievances fallen on deaf ears .Justice delayed is justice denied.

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