AAP’s protest was it justified or even necessary?

To be perfectly clear I am only questioning the way the ‘accountability’ is being brought in. AAP’s protest was it justified or even necessary?

I am not questioning the good intentions that people of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal might have.

If by any chance during these ‘peace full’ protests somebody gets hurts, who’s accountable for that?

Who pays for the disruption that this protest is causing?

AAP and Kejriwal started out as social activists who had a complete right to protest to fight for the rights of the people of Delhi, then they decided that they need to be ‘inside’ the govt.

To clean up the corrupt ridden system. Fair enough.

Now that they are the ‘administrators’ of the Delhi government, they go back to their activist methods and call in a protest.

In which they are inviting people and the police to break the law and join them.

The Home Minister wants a probe completed before they can take action against the three police officers.

Granted it may be a long and fruitless process but is there any other way?

When did we move away from “innocent until proven guilty” principle? And where do we draw the line?

I hear a lot about condemning the ‘old tools’ and that we can’t make a new change with the old system. The ‘old tools’ that we are so quick to condemn are part of a democratic constitution that we have established over the years.

They may be archaic, but it needs careful thought process and proper planning to change or undo. What is to say that once the Delhi Police is under the control of the CM of Delhi, that they won’t abuse that privilege?

After all, didn’t the ‘law minister’ of AAP already break a law by naming the victim of a rape incident?

Historically why was the police placed under the control of the Home Ministry?

Is ‘anarchy’ the right forms of government?

What’s stopping an average Delhi citizen to then prescribe to the ‘anarchist’ form of ideologies?

In my opinion one can’t fix the law by breaking the law.

I guess I am also weary of the precedence that this is creating. This would be the first time in the history of India, where a CM has protested against his own government (and yes it is his own govt.).

What happens when he becomes the PM?

Is he going to do another protest to get his demands met rather than taking them to the parliament or assemblies for a vote? How was the Law Minister wrong in asking the police to take action?

The minister in question wasn’t ‘asking’ the police to ‘take action’ he was ‘telling’ them ‘which action’ to take and when. Which is why I (and apparently the Delhi Police) have an issue with this?

If one is to make a request to the police to take action, then one should wait for the police to conduct its inquiry, rather than taking the law into one’s hand. But that’s just me.

To many the only way to describe the behavior of the Law Minister is “irrational” in performing an “Illegal Raid”. What is an Illegal raid if not that one cannot search anyone’s premises without a proper search warrant.

How hard would it have been to get a warrant? Was getting the media coverage easier?

If the complaint was lodged months ago as claimed then the CM or the Law Minister should have had no issues in getting a search warrant, and even if our process would have been excruciatingly slow by now I would imagine you would have had your warrant.

Couldn’t the law minister be more diligent and get the proper procedures in order before launching a smear campaign against the police. Now fast forward to now.

There are more FIR’s lodged against the law minister by foreign nationals claiming that they were harassed. That could have been easily avoided. Again I am not questioning AAP’s intentions; it’s their methods that puzzle me. The minister stormed to the spot and then called the SHO.

Shouldn’t this be the other way around? Unless his intention was only to smear the Delhi Police and show their incompetence so that he and his party can further their case for taking control of Delhi Police. I wonder. But that would be ‘hypothetical’ (yet plausible since It’s no secret that they want Delhi Police under CM’s rule).

I agree that India’s law and system needs a complete re-vamp and standing up to it, is the right way. But as an activist/a citizen you can do anything you want (protest, hunger strikes, etc), but as a Chief Minister of the capital one needs to get support from all before trying to undo what has been agreed upon by all states and the parliament.

He needs to get the Home Ministry on his side if he wants to make a dent in this system. Isn’t that what proper governance is all about? From what I see, he is further alienating the Home Ministry and the Delhi Police by throwing out accusations before anything is proven.

However, I do agree that change can happen, but we need to be patient and work with all agencies rather than work against them. To be fair to Sheila Dixit (and no I am not advocating on her behalf) also tried in 2012 to get the Delhi Police under her control and her request was denied. Perhaps, he should re-open that debate and try and convince the govt. through proper channels.

One of the Keriwal’s fulfilled promises is to start the audit of companies that provide electricity which was held up for years. That’s a great’s start.

But if we start protesting and demanding the licenses be stricken from these companies or that we should fine them (I am only giving examples here as illustration), ‘before’ there is any finalized report from these audits then wouldn’t we be going against the ‘protocol’?

Why should we wait for the report of these audits when we shouldn’t be waiting for the police inquiry of these officers? In a democratic society we can’t pick and choose which law to uphold and which one we can sideline.

Something must be done in order to make the change and that hopefully these ‘dharnas’ and protests from our Chief Minister actually brings about change that Delhi and by extension people of India are waiting with baited breath and not just make a mockery of our system and country.

In the end the only thing I would say is that, when you are an activist making mistakes is ok and can be corrected with minimal impact to the society at large.

When you are however a Chief Minister even a tiny mistake can have a ripple effect and impact the state for years to come. I encourage everyone in Delhi to be cautious (along with being practical) and not just get in the emotion of it all, after all that is our right isn’t it.

Avinash G

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  1. says: Satish Chandra

    (Jan 26 ‘14) Far from canceling military exercises with the United States, the traitors in New Delhi are going ahead with Malabar naval exercises and have invited Japan to join in. You do not hold exercises with a country you have to destroy coast-to-coast. The first step is the simultaneous destruction of Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block by India’s nuclear forces.

    (Jan. 22 ‘14) RAW murdered Sunanda Pushkar on Manmohan Singh’s order: she said she took the “crimes” of Shashi Tharoor in IPL upon herself and she will not put up with it and was about to reveal the crimes which would have been a blow to the scandal-ridden UPA government and so RAW was ordered to murder her. The BJP is silent because of its former president (the fat guy) killing a young girl after raping her and every one covering it up like Sunanda Pushkar’s murder and everyone covering up the crimes of CIA-RAW, with the help of 24-satellite surveillance for the past 37 years, against Satish Chandra to keep India poor, weak and enslaved, to continue their rape of Mother India.

    (Jan. 20 ‘14) Re the “successful” test of the Agni IV missile today: I have been saying for many years ( IndianAirFircePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom ) that the U.S. can control the digital circuitry in any equipment, even if it is not connected to the outside world via the Internet, etc., by microwave signals from satellites. Now others are also saying that (“NSA can spy on offline computers wirelessly, says security expert”, CBS News, Dec 30 2013). The U.S. can make India’s missiles crash whenever it wants to. India’s only defence is exploding the nuclear warheads I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed if there any retaliation or sign of retaliation.

    (Jan. 19 ‘14) Neither Agni I nor Agni II or Agni III or Agni IV or Agni V make India dominant over the U.S.; only exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, does. Missiles will be useful after dominance has been established. But missile tests must not become a substitute for exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York; without exploding those warheads, they will remain inferior Indian niggers and slaves of the white man.

    Indians as a rule are inferior Indian niggers unfit to talk about strategic matters, especially if it involves the White Master in any way, which it always does. That is why in his ‘Mein Kampf’ Adolf Hitler said “As for India, I would rather see India under the British than under any one else”. It is not just that a handful of the British from half way around the world ruled India for centuries; a lot of other people from various countries did that for a thousand years before that.

    A modern day Babar will start each day by killing a million Indians before breakfast every morning, though some think three million will be better (this number can be herded into fairly small extermination circles and then a neutron bomb exploded over them). The British killed over ten million Indians (by gun and sword not famine) in just the ten years after 1857 in just Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar and the killings continued right up to 1947 as seen in the example of a Sikh body guard riding in a jeep with the British viceroy gunning down any Indian, man woman or child, that came in view on either side of the road. For the slavery of present day Indians, see their behavior toward the greatest Indian of all time in the final paragraph and for the CIA Director’s and K. Subrahmanyam’s offer to him of one crore rupees combined with threats, see HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom .

    I am an Indian, but as far above the other Indians as they may be above cockroaches.

    (Jan 8 ‘14) A professor of philosophy at New York’s Baruch College once sat down opposite me in Au Bon Pain café in Harvard Square and the first words he said to me were “Maybe you are an Avatar”. Was there something so extra-ordinary in my appearance that made him say that? Others have said similar things. In view of the paragraph below, what they say seems to have some merit. Let us take what they say seriously. Let the word go out that Satish Chandra is an Avatar (Incarnation) and India’s legitimate ruler. (Jan 9 ‘14) A couple hours after I sent the above, a post on Bharat-Rakshak said “There is indeed a God looking after India”. Well, you have to obey God, sing his praises and celebrate the life of an Avatar. This Avatar has already said that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria; you are yet to arrest American consular staff — and ambassador — who helped someone with criminal charges against him flee Indian justice. Immediately upon my reference to arresting the American ambassador, the Americans gave diplomatic immunity to the Indian diplomat and let her fly home the same day (Jan 9 ‘14). Now let us deal with the Americans’ crimes against this Avatar (paragraph below).

    The U.S. has successfully delayed by about thirty years the development of India’s cryogenic engine — a tiny example of incomparably greater sabotage: “”India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S.; see my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’ which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the title; my biography can be found in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions.” One nuclear explosion on Ramlila Grounds where the uninformed masses gather by the hundreds of thousands at the rallies of Kejriwal, Modi, etc. will take care of their popular support but, instead, one nuclear explosion on RAW headquarters and one on South Block – North Block will destroy traitors, including Kejriwal, sponsored by CIA-RAW while it suppresses Satish Chandra who can make India the supreme military and economic power in the world immediately by destroying Washington and New York simultaneously with RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation; his proposal about money will make India the most prosperous nation in the world within about ten years but it will be militarily dominant immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York and will be able to dictate in economic matters also immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York such as by having Americans work as slave labor for India — although the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States will take precedence over having Americans work as slave labor; I have shown that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria. With its nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities, India has the means right now to make all U.S. presidents — past and present — present themselves in India to be whipped and hanged, by warning that Washington and New York will be destroyed if the U.S. fails to obey and additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation. Filthy niggers of the Indian government such as the Commerce and Industry Minister and the Foreign Minister insist on putting “the extremely valuable partnership” with the United States above all else; they have a partnership with the United States in raping Mother India — they pull apart and hold open the entrances to the cavities of Mother India which the United States then rapes. They deserve death even more than Ratan Tata about whom I wrote: “Ratan Tata should be whipped and hanged for giving $50 million to Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist was publicly tortured for being an Indian and to keep India poor, weak and enslaved”. I have described — IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom — the war waged with the help of 24-hour satellite surveillance for the past 37 years against the only Indian who is an obstacle to the Americans’ rape of India.

    Satish Chandra

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