Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Aam Aadmi Party: Making an unethical stand?
I oppose the 'do not pay your bill movement' by Aam Aadmi Party(AAP).
If one wants to protest high electricity bills of a monopoly provider, it is okay to stop paying bills as a form of protest. So far I am with AAP.
However, one should be ready to face consequences by accepting disconnection and other punishments under existing law. That is the pain one must endure if one wants to protest effectively in a peaceful manner.
Not paying bill and refusing to accept the non-payment-penalty is anarchy. Satyagraha/Asahayog means deliberately breaking the law and then accepting the punishment for it. Breaking the law (however 'wrong' the law may be) and avoiding punishment is criminal behavior.