Would you support or oppose a Bandh call?These days, every outfit that has even a little support from political parties announce a Bandh at the drop of a hat. Any grievance, any damaging remarks against a leader, any potential issue where in they can cash in to increase their TRP ratings, people announce a bandh. It looks like the significance of bandh protest has lost its value.
It is carefully worded to stoke the sentiments of religion, a particular section of society, of language. Unfortunately the people calling for the bandh realize the hardships to everyone, schools, offices, traffic,transport, hospitals etc. Everyone including the state exchequer suffers, people hate the groups calling the bandh and hence the very objective of arousing awareness about an issue is lost.
We should have a process for people to air their grievances, there should be a authorization committee to grant permission to call a Bandh. If there is a valid reason, the Bandh call should be authorized after making arrangements for the services.