2. Favours those who can create shades of grey: The condition of "respect for the plurality of truth" favours those who can turn even an evident truth into a facade of shades of grey. The mighty state with its influence over the media can easily create narratives to delegitimise protestors' problems and demands.
4. If there should be scepticism towards authoritative claims to popular sovereignty, why should it be only towards protestors, why shouldn't it be towards the government too? It is not the people that are holding the government to ransom, it is the governments that hold people to ransom on daily basis, in the name of sovereignty. When people protest against the brutality of such authoritative sovereignty of governments, the blame is instead placed on the people, terming their protests an illegitimate assertion of sovereignty. If this is not an act of distorting the truth, creating shades of grey, what is!
Just think of this - the same political parties which regularly organise bandhs obstructing people, create destruction of property, had suddenly new found love for the constitutionality of the form of protests? It is clearly an argument made just to delegitimize the demanding groups.
If you are still unconvinced that governments’ arguments were due to genuine concern towards principles of constitutional morality as they proclaimed, and not to do with the differences over the Lokpal, note what happened to Lokpal after the protests subsided. There's no progress.
It is easy to target common citizens and hold them to higher standards of accountability and morality. It would be good if the energy spent on delegitimising the protests of the helpless citizens is instead spent towards holding the governments and political parties accountable.