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Economics of Sulking

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Nagaland of late is slowly becoming a state where complaints never ends that it seems the whole population is sulking all the time. Right from the hearth of every household in the villages to every living room in the urban areas the complaints seems to be swelling. It continues to every forum and institution including the church that it is becoming shriller day by day. In social media it has already reached a level where any online reader outside the state would paint a vary dystopian picture of the state. All these at times gets transformed into protest on the streets. In a democracy, dissent and protests are vital to the progress of the state but becomes dangerous when it is overused especially by elements who actually are on the path to wrest power for themselves. Nagaland as a state that birthed out of conflict continues to be one even at present. It therefore has become a place that is fertile ground to foment the local form of communal unrests. The history of the state reeks with such cases. In present day Nagaland, there are no dearth of any association if only one needs one to protest and agitate. There are thousands of associations in the state all formed for the welfare and well-being of the citizens and all ready to jump in to demand and protest against any establishment. Probably every citizen of the state will be a member of at least four associations on the minimum. It portrays a picture that nowhere in the world a citizen’s right is so protected like that in the state. However, it has now become a chicken and egg situation with no stopping of either. The corruption continues and the protests also follows. The numbers also indicate that of the 1978502 population, according to Census of India 2011, there are 741179 main workers which accounts to only 37.4% of the total population. Out of the remaining 62.5% if the 15% child population is subtracted then nearly 50% of the total population is either a marginal worker or a non worker. Those numbers can surely become dangerous if it becomes a mob, and it became evident during the last few years in the state. Shouting slogans that one doesn’t understand, supporting ultimatums that does not in any way concern one’s welfare and so on and so forth. It can be safely assumed that such events are a necessity for some to survive. So the economics of sulking will continue to thrive unless the culture of freeloading is stopped.

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