Hyderabad: Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender made interesting remarks on the latest sensational encounter of the four accused in the Hyderabad vet’s rape and murder. Capital punishment or killing the convicts are not a solution to such incidents, observes the minister, while blaming the brewing culture of smartphones and TV programmes. “Parents of girls and boys are equally worrying over the future of their children. Parents of boys are also anxious these days, fearing what would happen to their sons when they go out. The parents spend sleepless nights until their children return home,” said the minister.
He added that even those living in luxurious villas are not happy over the behaviour or irresponsibility of their teenage children. “Once youngsters, girls or boys, go out, tension grips parents until they return home. Whom shall we blame for this unhealthy situation? Our society only created this pressure. We don’t want Disha-like incidents to occur again. We need a change in society,” remarked Rajender.
He noted that the present generation of youngsters lacks social awareness or rational thinking. According to him, this is why youngsters are going out of control, committing crimes, and why humans behave like animals. “However, killing or capital punishment is not a solution, but only temporary relief. We need social change. Cell phone technology and TVs are ruining our culture,” observed the minister.
He said that organisations like Manava Vikasa Vedika should work on how to build healthy human relations. “Women are crying in a helpless state, and this is not good for the country. Human relations are as important as the economic development of a nation. Humans are superior to other animals on earth. However, if youngsters behave like animals and go out of control, who shall we blame for this? Moreover, youngsters are not listening to their parents. This is a very alarming situation in the society,” added Rajender.