We have a love of condemning the government of the day for not controlling the incidence of crime, not punishing the guilty or not checking the rising graph of crime. But have we ever realised that when the law-abiding citizens stop resisting or fighting for their rights or silently accept the unlawful suppression and exploitation of other people, the state injustice reaches its climax?
Unsocial and criminal elements have their sway when people neither check them nor object to their criminal, unethical and immoral deeds. They find it easier as gradually the statecraft also finds it convenient (rather profitable?) to unofficially side with them. They start getting their share in the booty in the form of gifts, offers and bribe etc.
Mere candle marches and protest rallies are of no consequence. They are only temporary, subjective and emotional news for the journalists.