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Arvind’s Anna-rchy


On seeing the pictures on television of protesting AAP members led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the streets of Delhi and arguments of TV Panelists on the subject, the following questions come to my mind and I request friends on social networks and otherwise to think seriously about these!

1. Delhi has got the dubious reputation as rape capital of the world and Governments abroad are issuing advisories to their nationals visiting India to skip Delhi! Having stayed in Delhi for 40 years, I understand the reality here and frankly the situation is no better.

2. Delhi has an elected government but residents of Delhi can’t ask them to provide safety and security. The central government is supposed to do that? And haven’t they done a very bad job so far?

3. When drug trafficking and prostitution is happening all around us by foreigners or Indians, whom does one complain to? Particularly when police is privy to such “anarchy”? Should they complain to the Home Minister of India or Union Home Secretary?

4. Was the December ’13 Nirbhaya agitation in Delhi ‘anarchy’? Didn’t it lead to comprehensive amendments to the Rape Laws? So if that wasn’t anarchy, this one definitely is nowhere close.

5. AAP protesters have today surely disrupted normal life in Central Delhi? But what the drug runners and human traffickers have been doing with impunity in Delhi, is that any less anarchic and anti-national? Is that acceptable to our self-proclaimed defenders and the media?

6. It is ironical that our media has been continuously attacking the annual Republic Day celebration in Delhi as gross national waste, avoidable and anti-people symbolism! Now AAP leaders are being accused as disrupting a great national celebration!

Where does the media stand really!
Let us think these and some other disturbing questions confronting us today! Let us not wish these away!

PS: This was written yesterday before the movement was taken back on the bending down of the authorities.

 

2 comments

  1. 1.
    I agree. The situation is terrible all over the country, some worse than others, Delhi being one of the shittier situations but its not only in Delhi.

    2.
    Yes. They have done a very bad job so far, as they have all over the national. People from Delhi don’t suffer hugely more than people all over the country suffer. We can’t rely on our police anywhere, in any state.

    3.

    I dont know the procedure for battling a corrupt and inefficient police system. All i know is that you cannot beat lawlessness and corruption with more lawlessness. Conducting a raid without a warrant is taking part in the same corruption and lawlessness that the police and other political parties have been doing for ages. It does not set a good example for the future.

    Since our police is ineffective and corrupt, all over the country – there needs to be a massive overhaul in the system. It would be nice if AAP set a precedent on how to do that, rather than resorting to the same tactics that the corrupt BJP/Congress/Police use. AAP was supposed to be different, but sadly, it is proving otherwise.

    Breaking the law to serve any political party needs is just making yourself as bad as the already corrupt system.

    4.

    The December agitation was lead by the people of India – not the law minster or the CM. Government cannot act like goondas to achieve their own ends, especially when in this case, the police were actually right not to raid the house without a warrant.

    5.

    Drug Running and Human Trafficking will not stop if more people go to jail for it. It will never stop. Tell me one country where it has stopped. If you want to reduce the level of activity of drug running and human trafficking, there are ways to do that such as really having a social discourse and understanding where the demand is coming from. Why people are turning to prostitution and drugs and how to stop/help those people from doing that – something that no politician is willing to talk about. Also, if i may add, before running after a few African girls that we had no proof for – maybe we should clear up our own Indian drug traffickers and prostitution rings. India is the largest kidnapper of Nepali girls that we force into prostitution for our taste of light colored skin. Maybe we should talk about that, first?

    6.

    I agree with you on this.

    Lastly, just because someone disagrees with the specific actions of a political party does not mean that they are against the political party themselves or are therefore the supporter of another political party.

  2. 1.
    I agree. The situation is terrible all over the country, some worse than others, Delhi being one of the shittier situations but its not only in Delhi.

    2.
    Yes. They have done a very bad job so far, as they have all over the national. People from Delhi don’t suffer hugely more than people all over the country suffer. We can’t rely on our police anywhere, in any state.

    3.
    I dont know the procedure for battling a corrupt and inefficient police system. All i know is that you cannot beat lawlessness and corruption with more lawlessness. Conducting a raid without a warrant is taking part in the same corruption and lawlessness that the police and other political parties have been doing for ages. It does not set a good example for the future.

    Since our police is ineffective and corrupt, all over the country – there needs to be a massive overhaul in the system. It would be nice if AAP set a precedent on how to do that, rather than resorting to the same tactics that the corrupt BJP/Congress/Police use. AAP was supposed to be different, but sadly, it is proving otherwise.

    Breaking the law to serve any political party needs is just making yourself as bad as the already corrupt system.

    4.
    The December agitation was lead by the people of India – not the law minster or the CM. Government cannot act like goondas to achieve their own ends, especially when in this case, the police were actually right not to raid the house without a warrant.

    5.
    Drug Running and Human Trafficking will not stop if more people go to jail for it. It will never stop. Tell me one country where it has stopped. If you want to reduce the level of activity of drug running and human trafficking, there are ways to do that such as really having a social discourse and understanding where the demand is coming from. Why people are turning to prostitution and drugs and how to stop/help those people from doing that – something that no politician is willing to talk about. Also, if i may add, before running after a few African girls that we had no proof for – maybe we should clear up our own Indian drug traffickers and prostitution rings. India is the largest kidnapper of Nepali girls that we force into prostitution for our taste of light colored skin. Maybe we should talk about that, first?

    6.
    I agree with you on this.

    Lastly, just because someone disagrees with the specific actions of a political party does not mean that they are against the political party themselves or are therefore the supporter of another political party.

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