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Abuse of Justice

This is with reference to the article “Akshardham Judgment I:  The Law at Work” by Ravi Nair and “Akshardham Judgment II: Between Callousness and Complicity” by Saurav Datta (EPW, 21 June 2014). The acquittal of the six arrested in connection with the Akshardham temple attack case by the apex court, after serving five to 11 years in jail, underscores the fact that justice still prevails in the biggest democracy of the world and is not dead. This despite the clandestine efforts of some who try to bend, twist, subvert, circumvent and morph law for their own illegal, unlawful and cheap motives and at the same time embroil innocents into unnecessary litigations and put them in prisons for long, in order to divert popular and judicial attention from the real ground-level facts. 

The forces inimical to minority community do this as a matter of routine. It was commonly said till recently that all Muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims, but this has been proven wrong. Organisations claiming to speak on behalf of India’s majority community have been shown to be committing terror activities while putting the blame on the minority community. 

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