In 1876, the area, which included modern India, became “The Indian Empire”, with British Monarch Queen Victoria proclaimed as “Empress of India”. And in the 1947 that ended with a mirage of Independence and pain of partition. Subsequently ever since We, THE PEOPLE of India have a constitution to govern us. Preamble of the constitution starts with “WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens”. From then on, Indian has been marching together, as a modern Nation, with three most important components of power: Baton, Bullet and Ballot.
I am bewildered, confounded and shaken to negotiate the order and importance of each of these three: Baton, Bullet and Ballot. I tried to tie all Logic, Rational, Left thinking, right leanings, religious fanaticism etc. however with all confabulations the importance of these three still eludes my wisdom. I don’t understand which one of three actually governs India: Baton, Bullet or Ballot?
The day I see India is governed by Ballot, we get convincing visuals that no it is Baton:
The moment, I feel I am blessed that these are just batons not bullets. People are still not facing the bullets, and then Kashmir to DanteWada, everything belies me. It may be just Delhi is a little behind?
And then, I only get puzzled to answer how come Baton & Bullet rule a democratic nation. The Ballot, which empowers the nation to bring self-rule and get rid of both Bullet & Baton, emphatically exists and exudes with people power.
Will India ever leave the shackles of colonial rule? Will Bullet & Baton ever yield less power than Ballot?