It is foolish for any Indian political party to call for a
Bandh in their own country ruled by their own
government. Even if the ruling party is following a
different policy, the total shut-down forced on Indian
citizens is to say the least a foolish move. It only puts
the entire nation and its millions of citizens in jeopardy.

                     A protest such as the Bandh is called for
only in situations that are affecting national security.
Under the foreign rule before Independence a Bandh
was justified to protest against the colonial government.
A Bandh causes untold misery to the ordinary citizens
and represents a self-inflicted injury to the Nation.

                     Because of the fear of unruly mobs
which manage to target shops and establishments that
do not go along with the call for shut-down, the citizens
refrain from venturing to open shop, travel, or visit a
cinema hall. The people stay at home out of this fear
and not because they support the shut-down.

    

BHARAT BANDH IS ONE-STEP BACK
By Mohan Shenoy
Adyar Gopal Parivar
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    An indefinite fast by the leaders of the
political parties is more apt for protesting
than inflicting hunger on the citizens most of
whom depend on day-to-day earnings for
their living.

   I strongly oppose calling for a shut-down
by the political parties to display anger over
the policies of the government, regardless of
which party calls for the shut-down and which
party is ruling the Nation.

   I hope better sense will prevail in this
matter in the future. We have to think over
the means of protest  and adopt only those
methods which will not make the condition
worse for ourselves. Thank you.  


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