To any peace-loving person, even the mention of violence is taboo. But the current scenario in India is such that practising non-violence will soon become a sign of cowardice. At least this is what I personally think.
This thought process of mine, I strongly believe is moulded by the content I get to consume through media, be it reports, discussions or viewpoints as I come across on news channels, newspapers or YouTube videos. Although the fact of the matter is that I sincerely doubt the credibility of all of these. I am fully aware that vested interests distort the facts to a great extent. So I am left with the choice to either ignore the media completely and become totally blind to the situation around me or to succumb to biases.
In both the situations, it is me who is the loser; very soon my very survival will be at stake.
Reports of ethnic violence are gaining momentum rendering peaceful coexistence difficult day-by-day.
Unless people take up a mature stand to stand up against ethnic violence strongly and unitedly, the situation is bound to go from bad to worse. Petty egoism, power-inducing political loyalties and religion or caste induced hatred will ultimately lead to destruction of material and life. The role of the government is limited by various factors. Only the public has to take a mature stand and act wisely to prevent the onslaught of this growing monster or else the future is violence and more violence.
It is undoubtedly a Herculean task; surely it will take a lot of will power and hard work on the part of individuals to get united, create awareness and save humanity from mass destruction. But surely not impossible.