Actress Divya Spandana has opined that while it’s a very healthy trend to organize rallies and protest marches against corruption in public life, it’s also equally important to ensure that such public protests don’t end up in upsetting the routine life of ordinary mortals.
“Utmost care should be taken in ensuring that the main roads aren’t blocked thereby not giving way for essential services such as ambulance,” Divya thunders.
“I was proceeding to Bangalore Airport the other day. The traffic had almost come to a standstill at the Hebbal Fly-over, one of the busiest points in the city. I was wondering what happened when I saw 9 persons proceeding in bikes at a slow pace with national flags tied to their vehicles.
“I was told that they were protesting corruption in public life and were expressing their solidarity with Anna Hazare, who is fasting in New Delhi. Many persons, who had to rush to airport to catch their flights and a few ambulances, were left stranded. None of the protesters seemed to care about the traffic snarl they were creating.
“Democracy is for everyone. The same Constitution, which gives right to some persons to organize protest demonstration, assures safe healthcare to the members of the public. The government shouldn’t accord permission to rallies and protest marches which disturb the members of the public. I’m not against any democratic protest; I was only expressing my views about the difficulties the common man is put to,” concludes Divya Spandana.