The starvation death of 11 – year – old Santoshi Kumari in a remote village of Jharkhand, after being denied ration for not having her family ration cards Aadhaar linked, has raised a question. Must a driver be allowed to run over poor pedestrians in order to rush to his destination? Must the end, be it Aadhaar, GST or demonetisation justify the means? Many lives also could have been saved during the time of demonetisation if the supply of the new currency was adequate. A driver needs to take all precautions while driving in a crowded road.
The bureaucracy and administration must deal with us sensitively as it is we, the people of India, have sent our representatives to the Parliament and thus formed the government.