Dr. Binayak Sen: A Travesty Of Justice
By Trevor Selvam
25 December, 2010
I sit at my laptop trying to control my anger, grief and frustration. Dr. Sen sits behind bars (sentenced to life by a judge in Chattisgarh) and scamsters, hucksters lounge around in the company of lawmakers, home ministers, prime ministers as they shuffle and slither around with folded hands and fluttering eyes, seeking further immunity from justice. What should I hit out at? What good will come out of it? Who will listen? Who will look into it with a fresh pair of eyes? Who will fight for Dr. Sen with ONE NATIONAL VOICE for justice ? Will someone pick up the phone this moment and call up all the NGOS with a zillion causes to put their hands, arms and voices together for once and be heard with a single voice....? Will everyone who cares about this country and has been despairing in a hundred different committees come together as ONE COMMITTEE with a bold stand against this horrendous caricature of justice?
Rajinder Sachar, former Chief Justice of the Delhi Court has already launched the first volley. Who else will join him? Who will come together nationally and internationally? Will an international campaign be launched to expose the sorry condition of India’s judiciary? Will the 22 Nobel laureates again sign up for a new letter of protest? Will someone raise it with Ban Ki Moon at the UN? Will a single one of the shrieky, beggarly, in-keepers of the Indian mainstream media consensus, rise up for once, look at themselves in the mirror and call a spade a f--king spade and not wriggle out and have another raucous and belligerant debate with equal time for social fascists, right wing nut jobs, retired police chiefs and bleating civil rights activists ? Will they for onece state that " this is a criminal dispensation of justice by a right wing politically motivated confabulation aided and abetted by a consensus that is assisted by the government, surreptitiously? "
Will a single politician resign in disgust and walk away to join a mass protest? Will the princeling Rahul Gandhi, who proclaimed himself as a “tribal warrior” even utter a single word? And what about 80-year old Narayan Sanyal, a leader of the Maoists, and Piyush Guha the businessman from Bengal, will they be forgotten? Like several other Maoist writers and journalists who were "encountered" to death or simply denied medical assistance while under police custody until they bled and coughed to death?
India is truly a numbing and diseased maggot-ridden corpse that sells itself to the world with the antics and the avaricious intent of the 30 business houses that control India and the 300 million mall rats who dance and prance to their own elevator music.India's laws are a mockery of international jurisprudence, from the time of the Defence of India Rules, (DIR) to the PVAA (Prevention of Violent Activists Act), the MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act) and all the new concoctions in vogue today--all would collapse by any international standard. Detention without trail has never survived in any system in the world, when challenged. They make their intermittent existence palpable when in the hands of a malevolent executive.
India behaves like the US is behaving today, reinvoking the 1917 Espionage Act against Assange, when your pants and skirt are down to you ankle, caught in monumental acts of illegality.
India has not risen. India is rotting.