Today’s lifestyle is very unstable. We suffer from several problems right from dawn like the scarcity of daily necessities, problems of transportation, absence of law and order. The reasons can be anything from anti-social elements, rising prices, low incomes and high expenditure, repayment of loans, black market, unemployment, corruption and this list goes on.
In a democratic country the government should solve the problems of people by finding out personally or through memorandums. The producers are not able to get reasonable rates for their products. Several problems are rising because of the artificial scarcity of fertilizers, pesticides, diesel oil etc. ON account of power cut, the production in industries is badly effected. The governments are put to several critical problems like border disputes, religious disputes, political rivalries, demands of employees, enhancement of taxes, traffic fares so on. As the government tries to solve one issue, another related issue arises.
We see rise in fuel price every year by over hundred percent. If the government tries to import, its foreign reserves get reduced. Due to hike in fuel prices, all the industries that make use of them increase the price of products. This is a chained reaction. If the fertilizer price increases, the price of paddy crops increase. With no other option farmers and employees go on strike. To calm down government announces incentives and dearness allowances. As a result, its expenditure increases. This leads to increase in tax. What ever happens, the ultimate victim is the common man.
In democracy people have right to seek solution and remedy from government when they got struck with problems. They take their request to government focus through memorandums, strikes, bandhs, fasts etc. The down side of strikes is opposition parties and unions support the angry citizens for personal benefits. Even worse communal forces add religious notion to it. Entire production will be suspended; law and order will be spoiled. There will be loss of property, deaths, injuries and police firing.
Going against the Regulations of the acts has become a common thing. Officials, national leaders, political parties should be held responsible for the same.
Strikes and bandhs are not seen only in our country. Every country faces this problem. Either the government should take steps to prevent the outburst or a compromise should be made at the right time before the damage is made.