Govt. Shouldn't Bow To Anti-Social Elements As It Did During 'Jat' Unrest


More than two dozen people were killed and property worth crores of rupees were destroyed and burnt to ashes by protestors during the recent Jat reservation stir. In lieu of taking a tough stand against the state government of Haryana, the Union Govt. yesterday told the Supreme Court (SC) that the extensive damage caused to public and private property in the state during the agitation was a man-made disaster, and thus it required relief and rehabilitation under the National Disaster Management Act (NDMA) and NDM Authority.

Let me say, the Center Govt. is unduly trying to support its state govt. It should ask the Haryana govt. to foot the bill on its own because it was its responsibiliy to maintain law and order in the state. Haryana govt. failed to fulfill its duty. Thus, it must pay the price itself.

Can money be an effective substitute to justice?

Let me suggest some solutions:

  1. Haryana govt. shouldn't pay any compensation to any person who participated in the violent reservation agitation or supported the agitation indirectly.
  2. The state govt. should impose an 'anti-violence' tax, particularly targeting the community that was responsible for the damages, to offset the damages caused during the stir. It will set an example for future protestors as well as governments to follow.
  3. The last but not the least, the govt. should never bow before anti-social elements.
2/29/2016
Govt. Shouldn't Bow To Anti-Social Elements As It Did During 'Jat' Unrest

More than two dozen people were killed and property worth crores of rupees were destroyed and burnt to ashes by protestors during the recent Jat reservation stir. In lieu of taking a tough stand against the state government of Haryana, the Union Govt. yesterday told the Supreme Court (SC) that the extensive damage caused to public and private property in the state during the agitation was a man-made disaster, and thus it required relief and rehabilitation under the National Disaster Management Act (NDMA) and NDM Authority.

Let me say, the Center Govt. is unduly trying to support its state govt. It should ask the Haryana govt. to foot the bill on its own because it was its responsibiliy to maintain law and order in the state. Haryana govt. failed to fulfill its duty. Thus, it must pay the price itself.

Can money be an effective substitute to justice?

Let me suggest some solutions:

  1. Haryana govt. shouldn't pay any compensation to any person who participated in the violent reservation agitation or supported the agitation indirectly.
  2. The state govt. should impose an 'anti-violence' tax, particularly targeting the community that was responsible for the damages, to offset the damages caused during the stir. It will set an example for future protestors as well as governments to follow.
  3. The last but not the least, the govt. should never bow before anti-social elements.