It is with extreme sadness that I heard the Prime Minister's Independence day speech today. Two comments stand out:
1."Governemnt doesn't have a magic wand against corruption" So? We should do nothing about it?
2. "Fast is not the way...". Then, pray Mr.PM, what is?
Instead of taking a cue from the mass movement, the government is pulling out everything in the rule-book to work against it. No sane person would be against a strong anti-corruption bill, unless he is himself corrupt!
It is a shame how the government is trying to crush the non-violent protests against corruption. How can the citizens of Gandhi's India be denied peaceful protest? The logic behind invoking section 144 needs to be questioned.
15 August 2011 is a dark day for democracy in India.