Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Maharashtra in a Mess: The Big Joke that is Law in India

Raj Thackeray, a thug-politician, issues diktats and his goons go on attacking North Indians.

For weeks this tamasha goes on, thousands are leaving Maharashtra and the worst hit are the poor labourers, not the Amitabh Bachchans and the Shahrukh Khans.

But law doesn't act against the moneyed and the powerful men in India. India's business capital, Mumbai, and cities like Nashik, Pune, Aurangabad, are witnessing exodus of familie belonging to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Thackeray was having dinner with the Commissioner of Police when his men were going on rampage a few days back. And when he was arrested, he gets out on furnishing a 'personal bond' ie a muchalka, a privilege available to the 'respectable' persons in this country.

An ordinary citizens is bundled in the jail and kept behind bars for days without being charged, kept in illegal encounter and put to torture often for no crime. But Raj Thackeray enjoys an unprecedented immunity. And here lies the failure of this nation. In 60 years what we have done to this country and its law!

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