Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Living in fear...

I fail to understand the justice system in India. How come several poor people spend their entire lives in jail as under trials and the actual crooks who are like cancer spreading in the society manage to get away?
To begin with the media favorite terrorist Kasab. Why was the sham of a trial conducted for over 2 years when he had been caught in action? And when it finally ended he is still biding his time going to higher courts and challenge his sentence. The tax money we pay through our noses is going in keeping him comfortable. Ironically some of the money which went into building a fortress for him might have come from the pockets of those he killed.
Maybe if these funds were diverted to intelligence team they would have figured out the many terrorist attacks that happen on Mumbai before.
Then there are our scam happy ministers who are being ‘quizzed by CBI’ on daily basis but nothing seem to be happen. Why is it that they are allowed out on bail in the comfort of their homes even when there are cases registered against them which are still undergoing trial? Are there different set of rules for the poor and downtrodden. Is the equality of all citizens, nothing but a line in our constitution?
The so called ‘Honor Killings’ in which its glaringly clear as to who committed the heinous crime remains in the dubious ‘unsolved’ category. And the perpetrators of the crime remain out on bail.
It’s sad that it takes public outcry for glaringly obvious cases to get solved – Example – Jessica Lall murder case.
Also our police are yet to learn how to handle a crime scene. Mistakes from their end sometimes helps the criminal get away with murder – literally. No one till date knows what happened to Aarushi.
And there are scores of rapes, murders, harassments which do not get media attention and hence remain in shadows and die a slow painful death in the long court battles.
Till death Scarlett (Keeling’s ) mother is fighting to get the her daughter’s murderer behind bars but to no avail. The powerful drug lord is out there, maybe preying on other innocent girls.
There was a time when we dreamed of a fearless India, a place where women, children and senior citizens were safe. They were free to move and live their own lives. But today there is darkness all around. Monsters lurk in every corner. Sometimes the protectors turn tormentors. And when injustice is done, then our legal system takes a long time to help the victims, sometimes even that does not happen.
How long will we keep existing like this, fearing for ourselves and our loved ones, trying to hide from internal and external terrorists……living in fear…..

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