Be Justice in our Dealings (8/26) A2Z 2018

Updated: Sep 2, 2018

I have followed the alphabet G by J. I broke a small rule of ABC.

Small rules may be broken sometimes, but we should never break the rules of Justice. Because.....


Justice is the foundation of a civilized society!

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When did we take so many steps away from our humanity, that now it seems to be lost! And more importantly, are we capable of recovering that lost ground and regain what seems to be lost?


Today the very foundation of a civilized society seems to be on the verge of collapse. A horrible crime was committed against a little girl of eight years, little Ashifa. She was kidnapped, drugged, gang-raped for eight days and then strangled to her death. And we, as a society, did not take immediate action to bring the accused to justice. The whole situation, as it became clearer to me from the news updates, sent shivers down my spine. It was unbelievable that a group of lawyers, who are supposed to help people get justice, stopped the police from filing charge sheet in the court. The lawyers sided with the accused and protested their arrest by blocking the traffic. It seems that we are moving towards a sad situation where the guardians of law are attempting to influence the course of justice as per their own perception.


Six years ago, we were outraged and horrified at the extent of brutality of that crime committed against ‘Nirbhaya’. We did not know her name then, but we were on the streets, protesting and facing the icy cold water-cannons on the coldest of December days. And now, six years later, we are debating about little Ashifa, on leading news channels, instead of taking speedy steps to arrest and punish the accused.


We hear assurances, yet again, that justice will be served, but nothing we do, can help Ashifa, because she is no more. She was just eight years, a mere child. She must have had big dreams to do and see things in life, like all of us. Her life, her very chance at trying to achieve her dreams, was taken away by some monsters. It is all over for her.


After ‘Nirbhaya’ case, several laws were passed, but what use is any law if we are unable to apply it justly. Was justice served to ‘Nirbhaya’? Such a heinous crime it was, we were shocked beyond our senses. The culprits were caught, but how many were given punishments to match their crime? No punishment can be justice enough for the victim whose life was taken abruptly and brutally. But can we not give even some comfort to the victim’s family by giving speedy and harsh punishment.

In the ‘Nirbhaya’ case, one culprit, got away with a very light sentence, because he was a ‘juvenile’. Our law gives special consideration to minors even if his crime underlines that his age is just a number. Is it right to do this? And when the victim is a minor, shouldn’t we be harsher in punishing the culprit.


A little child gets the sense of justice and protests a wrong, by saying, “Hey, that’s not fair”. Whatever happens to us, while growing up, that takes away this basic sense! So subtly, we unlearn this instinct of fairness, that even we don’t realize it.

How did we become so immune to all of this!


When did we take so many steps away from our humanity, that now it seems to be lost! And more importantly, are we capable of recovering that lost ground and regain what seems to be lost?

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