Easier to fight system in uniform: Kiran Bedi

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 17:59

Dehradun: It is easier to fight the ills of the system in a uniform than without it, feels cop-turned-social activist Kiran Bedi.

"When I was in the police, I used to get many things done (with my constitutional powers). It was easy. But, now in my present fight, I face variables that are not easy to handle in the right way. So, it is tougher than earlier," said Bedi in reply to a question at an interactive session here on Wednesday.

Bedi was here to attend premier of a documentary on her titled "Yes Madam, Sir" screened for the first time in the country at Sivercity multiplex last night as part of the ongoing Australian Film Festival.

The former IPS officer, who has been an active participant in social activist Anna Hazare`s anti-corruption campaign, said the need of the hour is to have a national movement against corruption which could restore probity in public life.

"We need a national movement that could build a moral force and revolutionise the system," she said.

She said Hazare`s movement has achieved its objective as it has changed the way people of the country looked at corruption.

"It has taught people not to take corruption only as a bitter fact of life but to stand against it and take steps to eliminate it," she said.

Replying to another question Bedi said, the country does not need another political party as political parties have become "cesspools of corruption".

"In the form of an awakened civil society we have created a pressure group which keeps asking the government what steps it is taking for the welfare of the masses," she said.

Shot in India over six years, the documentary on Bedi has been made by Australian film producer Megan Doneman. The story of Bedi is narrated in the film by Academy award winning actor Helen Mirren.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 17:59

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