Comments on: Suffering and apathy in Jaipur: drivers ignore hit-and-run victims Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: panda_shrek Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:37:03 +0000 This report on Reuters reaches out to the world to read and know that India is no longer the world of snake charmers, elephants, or hermits..It’s nw the world capital of rapists, apathetic citizens, a majority of who with their very minimal levels of literacy, education are psychologically repressed, and are left with little or no moral compass. Overwhelmed by the sudden surge of materialism over the last few years since the doors opened to globalisation, people are unable to focus on keeping their lives in order. And when you compound that problem with poverty and the rush to lift oneself above poverty/low economic levels by one means or another what you have is a sense of madness that calls for extreme selfishness, and animalistic tendencies of hunting in packs, mob mentality and what have you..
And then the law and order mechanism is failing because the people who line to join the police force are lured there by the power equation that makes them above the law and themselves law breakers. The protectors become the perpetrators and their own low levels of literacy and mental maturity leads to a society that is living in constant fear and helplessness.
Only the well connected are protected from any atrocities and live within their own protected circles.
the rabbits live in fear of the increasing number of jackals in the increasingly concretised jungle.. This is India

By: bivashik Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:22:31 +0000 Hi Robert, the apathy has got nothing to do with eco liberalization and bulging cash pockets. it existed even before in the 70s and 80s. the drivers would prefer to run than take a beating from the mob. passerby simply did not want to get involved in an endless legal tangle,…that apathy reflects in all spheres of life and in most developing countries. It is not unique to India.

By: Doonite Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:01:25 +0000 In India, most accidents are hit-and-run cases.
If you try to help someone, you never know if you’re not going to run into trouble yourself with the police.
Overall, the indian society is experiencing a moral collapse: religious fears have not been replaced with a sense of citizenship, the police are corrupt, justice corrupt or overwhelmed (250 years are needed to clear the backlog of cases). Those who can afford it have made secession from the rest of the country, and live in “gated communities” in which everything is private: water, power generation, security, garbage collection.