Samad Ramoly

Protest Note


Samad Ramoly


5th Pillar, an Indian NGO setting itself up as a “Corruption Killer” seeking to “Encourage, Enable and Empower Every Citizen of India to Eliminate Corruption at All Levels of Society”, has introduced a Zero Rupee Note. Citizens are expected to participate in this bid to deter endemic corruption at its roots by expressing their desolation through the note every time they are confronted with a bribe-prone situation.

By modifying our attitudes, we step into the shoes of change agents in the process of reversing the depressing trend. Even if Mauritius cannot boast an icon of the stature of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, should we not follow suit? Not without sparing ourselves the figure of the dodo or any other misfit in any event!

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