Social transformation is a must for any other change
Due to this very reason, I see women in society have become subordinate to men. They perhaps work more than men do in India but they “never” question this men dominated world. The crime against women is an off-shoot of this social behaviour. PM should bring in “Women’s reservation bill” in whatever form but get it passed. There should not be too much time wasted in consensus-building. How imperfect the bill may be but that will be a step in right direction in women empowerment and reducing crime against women.
The civic sense is missing because we do not challenge people who litter. Living in west, I learnt one thing which I should share, One needs to take responsibility of his own action. If I do not confront the person whose dog is pooping in front of my house though on public land, I should be ready to face those unhygienic surroundings, spend on medical and also pay higher taxes to council to clean up the mess. The prime-ministers in UK and Australia get in to queue for their medical needs in public hospitals. Former prime-ministers, driving licenses have been cancelled for jumping red light or traffic rule violations. A worker in India will not question his boss, how unsafe the action of his supervisor may be and endanger everyone’s life. A social transformation is must. I think Modi’s thinking of social reform in the same line as Vivekanand is going to make this transformation. He showed it in his post-election speech of cleaning Varansai.
Summarising. Women’s reservation, An education system based on experiments rather than mugging-up, Industrial safety culture beginning from top, and Modi and his team to be visible by being socially accountable will be things PM should focus. more