The Punjab Police is in action. The higher judiciary is keen to do everything it can to ensure there is no disruption to the normal life of citizens of Patiala. The High Court has now made clear to the farmers that they must not allow the 'halaat' to become 'kharaab' at any cost.
This is Democracy 3.0. People asking the state to fulfil its promises seen as posing a threat to our democracy. Police going out of its way to defend our democracy. Judiciary being proactively concerned about my right to go about my normal life in a city – shopping, visiting a mall, catching a movie, picking up my daughter from school, visiting the Dukh Nivaran Sahib in the evening.
(Kamjaat Singh is an academic activist who also dabbles in journalism and writes under a pseudonym, with interests covering media, communications, academics, law, cinema and life. Kamjaat Singh, who will be regularly writing for Punjab Today, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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