Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kasab's trial has become a mockery

The appointment of and subsequent withdrawal of Anjali Waghmare to defend Ajmal Amir Kasab is yet another mockery of an episode in the case. Anjali withdrew after the self styled protectors of peace and culture the Shiv Sainiks pelted stones at her building and shouted slogans against her. In December Dinesh Mota had been selected to represent Kasab but he withdrew at the last minute citing personal ethics.

Anjali Waghmare was to represent Kasab the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as he could not appoint a lawyer by himself as he did not have the money to do so. By the law of the land in India every accused has the right of a fair trail and thus the court appointed a lawyer. Considering the amount of international attention in the case a speedy and fair trial needs to be done.

True there are lots of emotions with regard to this case. A terrorist who has claimed the lives of hundreds cannot be mercifully treated at any cost. But what is the Shiv Sena up against? What is it that they exactly want? Should Kasab be hanged without a trial? Are we a banana republic which hangs people from electric poles? Sorry we are not even if the Shiv Sainiks believe.

The case can have a speedy trial and considering the amount of evidence gathered against Kasab and his personal confession. Nailing him in the court should not be a tough job. If the Shiv Sena wants Kasab be sent to the gallows why don't they approach the court room instead of protesting outside the house of the lawyer who is appointed to represent Kasab.

True Kasab has waged a war against the nation and has to be strongly punished and if required sent to the gallows. But for all this to happen he has to be in the court room and face a fair trial to which many insane groups have opposition. We are different from our Talibanised neighbour and it will be in the best interest of the nation that we always remain so.


freakyparo April 1, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

When Aristotle claimed that Democracy is a perverted from of Aristrocracy, he must have visualized the current picture of Indian Governance. An open and shut case like Kasab's takes more than 4 months to recieve a sentence. While under the mob vigil of Shiv Sena, its apparent that every goddam issue in India has to be solved with violence and noise.It has just turned into a babel of powerplay between the legal system and mob politicians where both the parties involved have flamboyantly displayed their moronic atributes!! God save this nation!!

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