"Is everything fair in love and war?"All is fair in love and war." This proverb was first coined by the poet John Lily in 1579. So much time had passed between then and now that this does not hold good anymore. Now we have the "Geneva Convention" with respect to certain conditions to be followed in case of war between countries. Now the wars are not going to be fought in the way they used to be previously. This proverb does not hold good anymore.
How can anything be fair in love? Just because a man loves a woman can he do anything illegal to win her heart? Do such things hold good in a court of law? Can he resort to violence to drive away any competitors to his love? Can he throw acid on her face if she rejects his love? Not justified at all.
This proverb is now liberally used in politics. Any wrongdoing is fair in politics is what all the political parties are saying time and again and most of the educated are also finding no fault with it. This is nothing but justifying the undemocratic practices in the country. The judiciary is the only hope for the people to save themselves from these corrupt political parties. All the political parties are justifying their wrongdoings by quoting precedents. They do not realise that two wrongs do not make one right. Let us understand this and do not fall prey to these vicious political parties. The time has come for the people to use their voting power and their voice to set these political parties on the correct path. Do not ever say that all is fair in love, war, and politics.