Friday, November 26, 2010

Is there a way out?

The Supreme Court today adversely commented on the quality of justice meted out by some judges of the Allahabad High Court, one of the biggest and most celebrated High Courts of the country. The apex court observed that the relatives of some judges have been influencing them to deliver wrong judgments.

So, where to go from here? In the ranks of scamsters there are politicians, judges, bureaucrats, defence services officers, police officers, businessmen, media celebrities, lawyers, top bankers, medical doctors, IIT professors, preachers and evangelists and many belonging to other professions. The situation is pretty bad and is getting worse with a new scam breaking the surface every day. Mahatma Gandhi, had he been unfortunate enough to be living now, would have gone on a fast unto death in a last ditch effort to re-moralise the society. But unlike his previous fasts unto death there could be no way for him to break this fast because today's society would stubbornly refuse to listen even to the Mahatma.

It may sound heretical to say that where Mahatma Gandhi would surely fail we the lesser beings stand a chance to succeed if we, the concerned and dismayed, come together on a platform and launch ourselves as a movement to take the message "Perform your duty and then demand your rights" to every nook and corner of this land. It is a hope worth living for.

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