Comments on: Fight against corruption good; what about the method? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: babita1 Sat, 19 May 2012 15:59:38 +0000 Annaji bahut se deshwasi aapke saath hain.Aap hi ne umeed jagai hai aisa rasta dikhaya hai jo corruption free india ki taraf jata hai.annaji aap hi hain jo Manjunath aur Satyender Dube jaise logo ki kurbani bekaar nahi jaane de sakte. ladte rehna aur in corrupt politicians ki naak mein dum kar dena, inko jhuka dena.

By: Lisa_1 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:03:39 +0000 I respect with your opinions..Ya i agree with you…I am not against anti corruption but i don’t support Anna & his hunger strike. isse public mislead hoti hai…aur sbse jada loss public ka hi hota hai.

By: gaur Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:12:34 +0000 Every freedom needs some blood in its foundations, corruption hato movement is daily gaining the momentum, but who will execute” hato”. ANNA jee no one will listen to this, because in parliament all are united (except one or two) under slogan na tu muje chor kahi na main thuj pai ungli uthaungo, yai sari janta to bavkuf hai, jindgi ke char din ki hai moj manai ja moj manai ja……. But what is the solution to this, remove these from parliament,by democratic tool,make amendments in the law of land according to the needs of the present circumstances(rules made before 1832 ..or 35have lost all values) . corruption or corrupted do not have the right of sympathy, recently China punished one under corruption charges to death(complete salvation of its own kind). why we should look towards U.S.A for every crime committed by others towards our nation, what this nonsense to say bhai jee usan muje mara hai tum kuch karo.why do you expect bhai jee will do any thing for you. maximum bhai jee will set one lady who will give one lolipop phir mariga to batana……..and so on precious 65 years have passed. what is the result, we have lost so many lives, but no one is their to care,to evaluate the loss how long we will continue with this? My question to every sensible Indian is are you satisfy with this? if yes i guarantee you no body will come your rescue, your generation to come will curse you for your deeds.

By: siddharthamithu Tue, 17 May 2011 17:38:06 +0000 Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in ‘Culture of Poverty\'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold. Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of ‘poverty’) in their own life/attitude, involve themselves in ‘Production of Space\'(Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up. – Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101.

By: Pravinraje Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:25:45 +0000 Indian Democracy is not as matured as the ones in western countries. So in this scenario terming elected politicians as the only people with right to draft laws is not correct. As rightly said by one of the activist “What is wrong if they include common people to form laws to govern common people”.

By: DaraIndia Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:30:36 +0000 “Also, many others have pointed out that the government is not against the anti-corruption legislation, or the so-called Lokpal (Ombudsman) bill. The government has in fact promised such a bill.”

This is the farce behind this whole upheaval. What does one do about government which cannot deliver on its promise for 42 years? Wait another 42?

Those who oppose the methods, may have a point, but they seem to think that having voted someone to represent them, the people or ‘civil society’ as they so derisively call it, must simply stand and stare for another 5 years or till an election comes up. What do you do when those you elect to uphold democracy and democratic values are themselves busy subverting the instrument of democracy from within? 42 years!

If the suggested bill is flawed in parts, then make it workable, just because there are problems with certain suggestions. That does not mean that there is not an urgent need for such a bill and that government has been playing ducks and drakes with it for 4 decades.

Bhanu Pratap and others who fear the means being followed, may be eloquent and have many strong arguments, but they want to throw the baby out with the bath water. There is a need for a strong anti corruption body, why don’t they suggest an alternate way of getting that instead of simply following the tried and failed path of elected representatives and being ‘part of the system’ as against ‘civil society’. Peoples representatives have failed, so what is the alternative? None of them even touched this point. They simply ignore it.

By: RRC Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:42:52 +0000 Thank GOD that all these so called intellectuals were not alive when Mahatma Gandhi fauught the British Empire.
They would have argued that the independance movement was not proper and it is better to have British Rule.
That is exactly what they are saying. ACCEPT CORRUPTION .
If they have a better method than Anna let tehm come out and state it. If not do shut up

By: Cursor Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:06:10 +0000 I don’t get it. A single man may have launched a protest (no he didn’t), but anything that gathers tens of thousands or possibly a few hundred thousand supporters all over the country, deserves to be listened to. Common sense is clearly against opposition to such issues.

Today, for people to be “elected” representatives, there are many more things than just votes required. There’s a massive amount of money involved. Rarely does anyone come into an authoritative post without lobbying with people already in power (that is to be willing to offer them something in return), all that while fighting suppression from the same folk. It is a failed mechanism if vast majority of “elected” leaders converge and stand with their backs to the people of India.

I see no other solution to get their attention than to gather in a crowd and shout. It is a fundamental right, and I do not see anything unconstitutional about it.

Heck, who amends the constitution? And who is getting disturbed for having to do what they were supposed to in the first place?

The very people who I suspect have egged on the Indian Express column.

By: BHARGAVANOIDA Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:05:06 +0000 it is not 4 days but nearly 4 decades that the talk and to and fro on this bill has been going on. Every method has its pros and cons but at least here the purpose is quite noble. Let us not cast aspersions on the method. If nothing admire the guts of a man and many others who brave threats to take up public causes. We may be a democracy but our setup is only for a few.

Lets hope and support a favourable and objective outcome. If it does not happen people will devise better methods.

Jai Hind.


By: Radhesh Mon, 11 Apr 2011 04:19:17 +0000 If the elected representatives had done the work then why would an individual lead himself to death. The argument presented here are baseless and lethargic by commentators. Instead of commenting had they volunteered to pass this bill then it would have not required one individual. So does that mean a citizen of India will always have to beg in front of elected representative. Are these commentators or elected representatives are in want of curbing the freedom of speech.

The individual was not alone. He was with an organization. Citizens were him. How can you make the individual distinct?

Remember that only individual in India started non-cooperation movement for independence. What is wrong in individuals outbursting for community?

People who are against such outbursts are puppets or with no voice of their own. They are ignorant of the power individuals have and how they lead from front. These puppets are backbenchers always with no insight of future. They are inauthentic and inefficient to cause the good where ever they are. It reflects the model on which they work. Let these puppets look at themselves before commenting.