ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Law and Lawlessness

This refers to the news about two ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) turning vigilantes. There is no denying the fact that the entire country is experiencing the effects of AAP’s rise, including Kashmir where people do not generally show particular interest in other regional or national political parties, except the Congress. However, people in Kashmir now talk and discuss about the AAP; and why not? This new party has appealed to the common man, whether it is the ending of “VIP culture”, the reduction of electricity tariffs and the supply of free ­water up to a certain amount.

This refers to the news about two ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) turning vigilantes. There is no denying the fact that the entire country is experiencing the effects of AAP’s rise, including Kashmir where people do not generally show particular interest in other regional or national political parties, except the Congress. However, people in Kashmir now talk and discuss about the AAP; and why not? This new party has appealed to the common man, whether it is the ending of “VIP culture”, the reduction of electricity tariffs and the supply of free ­water up to a certain amount. All of this has been appreciated and complimented.

However, the recent actions of its ­Delhi ministers, particularly of its law minister, demonstrate that AAP seems to be too clever by half and seeks to play with popular emotions for political gains. This is very much against the interest and image of the party. The actions of its law minister are not only against the law but morally and ethically condemnable too. I would like to ask the law minister what would be his response if a crowd assembled outside his house, asking the police to raid it? What would he and his family face if the police break into his house on a mere suspicion? And what will be the response of the AAP if the police do this? What is worse is that the minister labelled people just because of their colour and geographical background. What these foreigners in India have had to go through is inhuman.

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here

Or

To gain instant access to this article (download).

Pay INR 50.00

(Readers in India)

Pay $ 6.00

(Readers outside India)

Back to Top