Today, I Have A Dream of Transformation

Today, I Have A Dream of Transformation 

By Sadia Naiyar

B.A. student in DU

In 1947, India got independence but around seventy years later, India still is not free, around seventy years later, the life of Indians still is sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and by the chains of discrimination, around seventy years later, women are treated worse than slaves, they are being humiliated as if they are not human beings and around seventy years later, people are subjugated when they raise their voice for their rights.

While writing the magnificent words of the Constitution, the architects of our republic country have assured us that all men and women shall be treated equally, the people of all religions shall be given equal right of practicing their rituals, all the people of different cast shall not be looked down and all white and black people shall be regarded equally. Still only we have been waiting for these days.

But now

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that the day will come when everyone will speak against the oppression, subjugation and suppression. I have a dream that one day there will be an absolute freedom of religion.

I have a dream that one day there will be no discrimination on the basis of language, caste, region, religion, health and wealth.

I have a dream of such justice that one day sheep and goat will quench their thirst together on a ferry.

I have a dream that one day women will not be molested, abused, assaulted and violated, even they would be considered as a senior, safe, superior with respected character.

I have a dream that one day people will not be judged by the dress but by their character.

I have a dream that one day everyone will be free by the minds not by the manacles and chains only.

This is our hope; this is our faith and belief that surely the days will come which were promised in our Constitution. 

With this belief, we will be able to come out of mounting despair.

With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.

With this faith we will be able to work together, pray together, struggle together, and walk together.

With this faith we will stand for freedom together with a belief that it will happen one day ...it will happen one day.

Yes, I have a dream today.

The writer is a second-year student of B.A. at Delhi University.