M 60/1, 4th cross street,
It is sad to see the headline news in several newspapers and TV media terming Kejriwal restoring snapped power in Delhi as an act of satyagraha.. It is an insult to Gandhiji's concept of satyagraha.
This appears to be a political showmanship by Kejriwal and the media is obliging him for whatever reasons. If the objective were to force the Delhi government to roll back power and water tariffs, it should be made an election issue and the Delhi government should be unseated democratically.
Encouragement to law breaking activity will lead to chaos and anarchy. The media should be more circumspect and refrain from encouraging such law breaking activities.
If it is viewed that such law breaking activity is satyagraha and media want to project such acts, then media will not have enough space , since hundreds of such acts are happening in this country every day. One should not be allowed to become a national hero simply by breaking law.
Further, if the social activists would like to defeat corruption and ensure fair governance, they should keep in mind Mahatama Gandhi's philosophy that means should justify the ends. Creating law and order situation in the name of fighting for public cause will be proved to be counter productive and against the national interest.
Nandini voice for The Deprived