normal practice in Hyderabad seems to be - look the other
way because you too have been guilty of such behaviour; or
shrug it off because you are a typical Indian with high tolerance;
or if you are among the few exceptions, grumble to yourself
since your earlier complaints fell on deaf ears; or if you
happen to be part of that rare breed of 'trouble-makers' you
persevere by writing letters and complaining to the local
first analyse why we face such problems in our community.
In these cases of public nuisances, rule of law has collapsed.
If you are rich or influential you can violate all laws. The
poor and illiterate are unaware of any rules and regulations.
In effect law and order is only for the books.
there are simple remedies. There can be a separate police
force under city government that takes care of such instances.
Community policing with a couple of cops in charge of each
ward area, and supported by local volunteers can easily deal
with these problems. They can be attached to a local small
causes court that can give immediate relief by way of removing
the public nuisance and paying a fair compensation to the
are practical answers to many urban problems. With increasing
growth of the city, limited resources and relative economic
stagnation, peace and order will be casualties. If small issues
are not addressed swiftly, they will become big, festering
sores, eventually leading to lawlessness. A lawless society
depends on goondas and mafias to maintain order with grievous
consequences. Civil society must act before it is too late.