“ Ghar se masjid hai bahut door,
Chalo yun kar len
Kisi rotay huey bachchey ko hansaaya jaye…….”
-these famous lines of Nida Fazli point to a very basic philosophy of life- learn to love human beings and try to alleviate their suffering before you worship God .
Now please go through the following news item :
Chandigarh: Sujata Dass, a 1978-batch Punjab-cadre IAS officer who is posted as secretary, vigilance inquiries, Punjab, has been booked by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). She had slapped the child, Garima, who is a nursery student, in full public view.
Garima was returning from school in an auto rickshaw when the incident took place. The auto rickshaw driver stopped the vehicle in the Sector 38 market to drop a child and stepped out with the ignition on.
In the meantime Dass, who stays here in Sector 39, reached there in her official Honda City car. Garima accidentally pulled the gear lever and the auto rickshaw banged the rear door of the car. Infuriated, Dass came out and thrashed the child.
Garima is a nursery student at Delhi Public school in Sector 40 here.
Is this not in sharp contrast to what the poet has said above. We are simply making children weep by slapping them when, even if the child is at fault , a light reprimand would do !