Friday, May 12, 2006

I am rich and the law is my bitch

Just this morning I read about a bunch of schoolkids in Gurgaon, racing an Optra against a Palio and in the process mowing down a poor security guard. The kids were on their way to school and were in uniform when the incident happened. All the kids belong to a posh airconditioned school with all the trappings of a five star hotel than an educational institution. But the point is that being sons of rich people, all they have been booked for is rash & negligent driving and let off by paying a bail of a paltry 500 rupees.

The poor watchman on the other hand fights a grim battle in the hospital. Both his legs were crushed under the car resulting in multiple fractures and doctors say he might end being an invalid for life. The sole bread earner for his family is unaware of what lies ahead of him. The kids meanwhile would get on with their cushy lives, with daddy dearest taking 'good' care of the cops and all the hoo-ha that comes with it. After all, he's rich and the law is his bitch and he is not alone.

I can rattle off names like Sanjeev Nanda, Manu Sharma, Vikas Yadav, Abhishek Kasliwal, Salman Khan and so many more. All of them rich and with connections, someone is a Bollywood megastar, while someone's dad is an MP or comes from a business tycoon's family. All of them with enough money to buy the cops, the judges, witnesses and if need be even God or so they think. And the law, that filmi white lady with a black strip across her eyes is blind, actually blind.

It just fuckin' sits there while these people go on killing, raping, pillaging the world like their own fiefdom. What did the law do to Vikas Yadav? Accused in the murder of Jessica Lall, he was let off on bail so that he could go ahead an murder Nitish Katara just because he did not like him going around with his sister. And then he leads the police on a wild goose chase across several states while he sits comfortably in a farmhouse and surrendering when he willed only to be let off on bail again. What fuckin crap !!!!

I think the law in this country is a bastard. Can you believe that you could be arrested without bail for a bounced cheque, but you could get off on bail for raping, mudering or mowing down people?? And then we have the balls to call ourselves civilised. The law allows a sans testicles Shayan Munshi to go back on his testimony in the Jessica Lall case so that this bastard can go to Bombay and become a model and chase other girls. The law catches Sanjay Dutt for possessing an AK 56 and puts him and jail, but no one went and asked that MP in UP that where did he get that AK 47 which he was brandishing while cavorting with scantily clad dancegirls?

The law is the bitch of the rich and the poor have nowhere to go. I just hope that someone forwards this post to judge who can read this and get me arrested for contempt of court. Maybe I will also pay someone a bribe, get off on a bail and then start writing another post about how our law is a bitch which can be fucked by any dog with some money.

5 comments:

chandni said...

sad but true. We have millions of jokes in India abt the law and laqwyers...but they're just reflective of reality...

Sad. I dont think we have any faith in it anyway. That's why hen something good happens...like the decision in the banning of the dance bars...one feels genuinely surprised...

nice post, this.

Lucidly Awake said...

"law is bitch of the rich"

so well said..!

Anonymous said...

i love this post.
Reflects very well the status of "law"..."justice" in our country.

Why Am I said...

man i know its so fucking irritating when u read it...its also irritating because all we can do is sit and crib abt wats happening. The number of these "rich" crimes and how they get off is maddening..COming to think of it...the system is so bad...that if ur rich u get off immly...and if ur not u can get away in some time....u have a place like singapore where a person for hanged for peddling in drugs..and here??!!...

nomad said...

@ Chandni - But it would be foolish to give up hope in law altogether. Recent developments in Jessica's case also prove how a informed citizenry can cause the law to sit up, take notice & take action. Lets pray that justice is done this time.

@ Lucidly Awake and Anon - Thanks for your comment.

@ Why Am I - Vigilante justics or extremist judicial systems like Singapore's are not the solution as well. Self discipline amongst the masses and the classes is the real issue, however I admit I do not know what would bring this change about.