Anna Hazare's hunger strike is now into its 12th day. As a result of his courageous stand, the Indian parliament is debating a proposed anti-corruption law.
At the risk of stating the obvious, perhaps the last people who should have any say in drafting Indian anti-corruption laws are Indian politicians. It is the equivalent of asking turkeys to vote for Christmas, but, apparently, that is exactly what is happening right now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
Surely, the only way to have dealt with this issue would have been to have first included a common-sense clause in the Indian Constitution which places all Indians (no matter what their position) liable to investigation and prosecution (if they break any law). Only then, could an anti-corruption law have any chance of halting corruption.
The important question currently facing Indians is the same question facing the citizens of many other countries:
Is the government the servant of the people, or have the people become the servants of a wealthy minority of crooks who have secretly bought the government?
David Brear (copyright 2011)