“Not long ago, many parts of India witnessed lynching (refers to incidents in which individuals have been killed as a result of mob violence) based on rumors that people possessed cow meat. Whereas a recent news showed that lynching was triggered due to the fear of child abduction.”
“Two young and well-educated men beaten to death by local mob. Two blood-soaked men pleaded for their lives, but moments later they were dead. It is an incident recorded in a Northeast state Assam in India”
Reading such news some questions keep hovering my mind…………
What was the fault of these people? Were they the culprits or the victims………???????? Their only fault is that they were the resident of a peaceful country India, which is now becoming so technology driven that every news on social media like whats app and Facebook is taken seriously to this extent.
They say to become a developed country we should adopt technology and stay updated. To make this adoption successful more and more people are becoming the part of social media. Today more than 20 crore Indians use whatsapp and really a large number of people have accounts on facebook. But the same social media may turn anti-social at the hands of rumor mongers leading to lynching. Compared to others, Indian users prefer to spend more and more time on social networking. They interact with various user of various other cultures and try to imitate them. In this process of imitation we have left behind our culture and moral values are ruined completely. More than any living human being the silent whatsapp messages have become reliable to them. Even if they are running short of time and whatsapp asks them to forward a message to 21 people to get good luck for work they will start forwarding message on priority basis. They rely on such news to the extent that they don’t hesitate in killing a human also.
Sometimes it seems like we have got freedom from our rulers but still we are the slave of superstitions. And nowadays social media has become the best source to create and spread such superstitions in form of rumors. Are we really leading towards the development this way………. Hindustan is becoming Lynchistan where even the blood relations are ready to kill each other in the name of religion, rituals and humanity. Whatsapp and facebook are becoming the source of rumors about all such things. Entire social system is changing.
Media and social media have made profound impact on mind of people. They are present all around us. If media wishes it can remove disturbances and differences among the society. Media can make people aware about the use of social media. If it works in correct direction it can prevent the public disorder. But, they typically mirror what others do.
Even though media has appeared as a prominent innovation but individual aspirations can affect in the formation of ideas and opinions. Instead of getting affected by the rumors, young minds needs to become active and utilize media and social media an efficient way. We are the only who can prevent India becoming Lynchistan.
I am human and I cannot support killing of innocent people at any cost in the name of fake rumors. We are the beautiful creation of nature, let nature not be shameful of our actions…….!