In a country that is ravaged by old traditions and modern corruption government spends an excessive amount of time in preventing symbols. Aseem Trivedi, creator of Cartoon Against Corruption, has been arrested in Mumbai for charges of sedition.
Every year on independence day thousands of flags are waved to express feeling of brotherhood. And next day same flags can be found lying on ground full of shame and disregard.
All of this makes me think that people with loss of real dignity go for symbols. Manmohan Singh has lead country into a dark age of corruption in his near decade rule. His party on the other hand objected to a Washington Post article calling him a “mum prime minister.”
My personal point of view is that emblems and national symbols have no importance when people feel cheated and not proud of their heritage. Like many other things use of national symbols should be decriminalized. Government should stop condemning freedom of speech.