Kissing is certainly better than killing. The Kiss of Love movement that started in Kerala in protest against the moral policing perpetrated by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Mortuary (as it should be named) is spreading to many other places including Delhi.
This is the real Pink Revolution, I think. Our Prime Minister introduced the phrase ‘pink revolution’ during his election campaign in the so-called Hindi belt to refer to the beef industry allegedly sponsored by the Congress Party. Cheap gimmicks don’t actually take one long way. So the PM has cleaned his ways by taking up the broom which act was converted into another gimmick by his followers.
What the youth of today are demanding is a vision beyond such gimmicks. We don’t want divisive politics, they are asserting. The people of India don’t want a government that will decide what they will eat or wear, which religion they will practise or don’t practise, and who they will marry or befriend. The people want a government that will usher in prosperity and happiness for all citizens.
Organisations like the RSS belong to a bygone era. They have no role to play in an Information Technology-driven society unless they modify (not with a capital initial letter) their worldview.
Yes, we need culture and good public manners. Going around planting kisses on every attractive pair of lips is not at all a healthy way of expressing anything. But that’s not what the youth are doing. They are demanding quite something else. The obscurantist organisations and their political parties fail to understand the changes that the youth want today.
A society which lets people do what they want so long as the deeds are not harmful to anyone: that’s all what the youth are demanding. Let religions and politics confine themselves to their rightful places.
Swachh Bharat cannot be achieved with the broom and the toilet cleaner. That’s what Young India is saying. Clean up your minds first and the rest will follow.
This is my 500th post at this site. A kiss of love and gratitude to all my beloved readers. Let there be more love and kisses.