“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

–Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi’s philosophy strikes a chord with all those suffering under the guise of their self-professed destructive governments that consistently preach for the installation of democracy and what it means to them. Meanwhile they fail to inculcate any reformative policies or welfare systems that actually may be elemental in changing people’s lives. Contemporary India under Modi is facing several struggles including rampant and incurable poverty. To them, his fascist ideology is not a means through which they may permanently remedy their situations. Similarly, the heavy-handed rhetoric and defence of the PML(N) government against corruption charges do not put an end to the damage they’ve already caused in this country. We need to reconsider the discourse our policymakers are framing for us because an unfed stomach does not consider it to be their first priority.