This article is not really about Anna Hazare but a link that I have attached talks about him….
The USA and the small country of Singapore deal with the same problem in a very different manner. One has solved the problem, the other has not and will not.
In Singapore if you are caught with drugs, you are punished. Heavily. You could face death. Does not matter if you had a small quantity or huge.
In the US if you are caught with drugs, you could be prosecuted, tried..etc. but not really punished too harshly.
If you want to solve a problem, catch the CONSUMER. If a man is caught visiting a prostitute (assuming that prostitution is a problem and you want to solve it) catch the man, take his photograph, ALLOW only his wife or children to post bail, and keep a huge penalty (Rs. 50,000 for the first offence?) – this will cripple the industry.
Now if all the people who supported Anna Hazare are willing to undergo 1/millionth the trouble that AH went through, had a portion of his conviction, and are willing to say ‘we will not pay bribes, come what may’ ..it would be far more useful. If we are going back to our old bad habits …..well read on…
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