At about 0:30, well, just watch it. I can give you the sound effect. SLAP! ‘A man slapped a senior Indian minister in New Delhi on Thursday, shouting “All are thieves, I will kill them all,” while brandishing a ceremonial dagger.’ (NYTimes). What I loved was Anna Hazare’s response: “He was slapped only once?”
I don’t think Ministers or anybody should be assaulted, even symbolically. I think ceremonial daggers should remain so. As Indian food prices rise and government fatness rises however, this tension is an almost artificial cancer that affects many civilizations. People get pissed and it comes out in weird ways, and entrenched interests won’t give up. I like to think India is on the trend out of corruption, but they have such a long (and wide) ways to go.