Am I a neutral factor or a social factor ?
Nepal especially Kathmandu has become the centre for protest for the few last years. We hear news of so and so political parties protesting for certain rights, students organisation, and the party which tops the list in the protesting field would be the Maoist Party. Protests, strikes, fights going on everywhere, everyday... What we don’t understand is the "Reason" for their protests. I doubt if the protesters themselves know the reason behind their protests. What they find valid is we the civilian or lets say the neutral factor in this scenario find it completely absurd. We don’t find a reason to their protests except hampering the lives of the neutral factors. The neutral factors neither they can support the government completely nor they can raise their voice along with the active social factors which here is the protestors. We belong to the same country and we would also like to raise our voice against social injustice but not for the advantage of a certain person or for a certain party. Is it only me or is it only me? I question this thought because I find many protestors and few neutral factors nowadays.
Regarding the protesting scenario, I would like to recount an article I read few days before -- On the outskirts of Kathmandu some students protested against the local police and stopped the transport circulation in that area for 24 hours, the reason for the protest was some of the students as there were no seats available inside the bus they were traveling on the roof of the bus when the local police saw that he asked those people to get off the roof for obvious reasons. This action of the police made the students furious and they thought it was violation to their rights and stopped the transportation of that area for one day. Even God doesn’t know what violations they were talking about, were they saying that they would be responsible for their lives and the police doesn’t need to worry about their safety if they happen to fall off the bus while the bus was taking one of their twisted turns? Or they wanted to prove they too were equally conscious of their rights and can raise their voice against injustice? I wonder if those people the active social factors when they went back to their home at night lying on their bed, did they find their act justifiable? Were they content with their deeds or actually silently did they thank the policeman. This only God knows.
I remember few years back, driving on the roads of Kathmandu a French diplomat telling me: In a country where there are no rules, following rules is a crime! At times I wonder if he is true.