Karnal SDM Ayush Sinha should be reminded of his duty as a civil servant rather than acting at the behest of his political bosses and masters. Being a civil servant is all about taking a principled position on contentious issues, impacting and affecting the common and ordinary alike.
Why is Manohar Lal Khattar’s regime backing out from being responsive and attentive to the woes and worries of the protesting farmers against the cruel and draconian farm laws?
Thus, it is too smart to take them for granted as captive vote banks shifting sides, loyalty and obedience as per their beliefs and interests. But for the lathicharge in Karnal which saw them being bullied and beaten black and blue on special instructions of SDM.
Probably an investigation into his alleged role in this episode should be thoroughly probed and interrogated by the Haryana government, severely reprimanding him for his sentences and statements, “Hit them hard on their heads”, daring to counter and claim the authority and agency of the state’s representatives and functionaries.
This isn’t done as for the creative expressions of the citizens peacefully assembling and articulating their grievances as for a democracy promising equality, justice and fraternity. Accountability, integrity and probity clearly distinguishes public life from personal marked by personal ifs and buts, something which may not chip in with the former as UPSC is a challenging ball game altogether.