Comments on: The thin line between activism and hooliganism http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/08/26/the-thin-line-between-activism-and-hooliganism/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tranquiler http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/08/26/the-thin-line-between-activism-and-hooliganism/comment-page-1/#comment-18232 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 19:41:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5003#comment-18232 In a country as populous as India some discrete incidents of hooliganism are unavoidable. But there was no mass rioting as many people had anticipated. It was very peaceful.

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By: Windturner http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/08/26/the-thin-line-between-activism-and-hooliganism/comment-page-1/#comment-18229 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:12:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5003#comment-18229 Any mass movement going beyond a week risks being taken over by anti social elements of the society most often by politicians and their goonda elements often being referred as youth wings. If it starts in north of India, that may happen within three days. In case of Anna it survived this long because no politician wanted to get involved with a movement culling his very motive to get into politics. But there are now clear signs that the agitation has now run its active life and if not somehow reinvented in new direction, it does risk becoming a nuisance or laughing stock

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By: madconnection http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/08/26/the-thin-line-between-activism-and-hooliganism/comment-page-1/#comment-18225 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:29:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5003#comment-18225 I agree but how come you only have this negative story about this huge movement.

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By: Whirlybirdguy http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/08/26/the-thin-line-between-activism-and-hooliganism/comment-page-1/#comment-18224 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:22:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=5003#comment-18224 Self dicipline, moral fibre & character, unfortunately are lacking in the average psyche.Mob mentality is more the norm.Misuse of mobs for petty gains is harming our nation.One only hopes that the path shown by Anna, doesnt lead the Nation to Annarchy!

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