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Old 10th December 2015, 15:48   #181
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Though I honestly respect the law, judiciary has breached a threshold today.
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I had a little hope in our jurisdiction, but today, I just realized that we are only pretending that law is equal to all.
I wouldn't blame the Judiciary or say that its not working. It's just that one set of lawyers did their jobs very well and the others didn't. The judgement does not say Salman's not guilty - it says that guilt was not proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Moral of the Story: Hire a good lawyer if you are caught.

The one silver lining from Salman's acquittal is that the affected families will now get compensation from Salman (which is what they apparently want).
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Well that's done and dusted. Now all we need is an autobiographical movie extracted from the same 13 long year struggle for vindication and watch it cross the 1k crore mark shattering every known record possible. Actor being who, man?

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All men are created equal, but some are more equal than others - George Orwell
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Well, he's acquitted.

Half my faith in the Indian Judiciary was wiped when he got bail in record time, rest half wiped off when I saw Uphaar victims mother cry after the meaningless result of a long legal battle.

Though I honestly respect the law, judiciary has breached a threshold today.

Yeh mera (tolerant) India, I luv my India. :'(

Edit : BTW, happy Human Rights Day!
Yeah, I was expecting this to happen and it has. I think we've all become numb to these things - we don't expect a miracle to happen any more. When I mean "we", it is the small minority of people who have some hope that something good will happen and that there is a course of right will always win. It doesn't.

And today is Human Rights Day? Yes, I googled to check. Maybe they should have at least pushed the verdict to tomorrow.
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Old 10th December 2015, 16:10   #185
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Money speaks in our country.
Sad day for poor people and that too as someone has rightly pointed out on Human Rights Day.
Mods : Kindly add in the subject jeading : Acquitted by High Court
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Ha!
Its Being Human rights day, apparently.

But why was anyone expecting any differently.
It was more or less a foregone conclusion. I dont know if its the judiciaries fault, or just that the other guys were browbeaten by lawyers who make more in a day than we do in a month. The road to being a cynic beckons again.
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To be fair to the judiciary, the law (and by extension justice) is dependent on technicalities and details (who can forget the immemorial dialog played out in almost every Bollywood film with a courtroom scene: "Kanoon jazbaat nahi saboot maangta hai" (Law demands proof, not emotion), or some variation of it.

The irony is, THIRTEEN years is enough time to muddy the waters enough that even the people involved themselves can't tell the facts from made-up memories anymore. Can any of us remember remember minute details of an incident a decade old from the middle of the night when we were half-asleep?

I don't blame the judiciary for deciding what they did, I blame them for giving the parties involved enough time to create a situation where the facts are no longer clear to anyone, living or dead. THIRTEEN YEARS is enough to ensure NOTHING IS PROVABLE BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT.

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I think justice is half served.
If our judiciary wants to create an example of complete justice, they must award some hefty compensation to Salman for all his time wasted in the court hearings.
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There is one person dead and few injured in the accident. No human was driving the car. No one was drinking.

The car was on auto pilot. Period.

God save the country.
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There is one person dead and few injured in the accident. No human was driving the car. No one was drinking.

The car was on auto pilot. Period.

God save the country.
Actually maverickxx2006, I have a funny feeling there will be a twist here as well !!

Now, SRK and SK are going to make another 'Big Banner' movie and dumb fans will make this a bigger hit than Bajrangi Bhaijaan

And we are going to have another 500+ Crore Box office hit by Salman

The way I see it, if Sanjay Dutt was proved guilty for just his involvement in activities that took innocent lives, there is no real reason why a man who is equally guilty just walks away scot free.

Whoever said "Money Cannot Buy Everything"!!
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The way I see it, if Sanjay Dutt was proved guilty for just his involvement in activities that took innocent lives, there is no real reason why a man who is equally guilty just walks away scot free.
Sanjay Dutt had to contend with Ujjwal Nikam, a very noted lawyer with a brilliant track record. The prosecution in Salman's case if they wanted could have briefed him or a more competent lawyer, not trying to say that the prosecution lawyers who eventually argued were not competent!

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In other news, Toyota better recall the 2002 LandCruisers. Apparently they have a thing for driving themselves over unsuspecting pedestrians.

Judiciary will only act on what is presented to it. Many people in the recent past have been acquitted/given a clean chit etc. based on what is presented to the judiciary, not what might have actually happened. Also there is this tiny little thing called power and the leverage it has. Through money or through position.

Many politicians accused of heinous crimes are quietly getting away by currying favours and transferring others who present a problem. As seen in the Vyapam scam, its safer to be the accused than to be the witness.

But I digress. Jai Ho!
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And now he got two days interim bail. So much for justice!
Now this is a cause for our media and our people to get intolerant about. It is super good for a country to have zero tolerance for injustice, and corruption.
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ok, so he was not in the car and he was not drunk . Then who did it ? Someone should get punished for this act right ? The car belongs to Salman right ? Even if someone else was driving it , what will be the owners responsibility?
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The one silver lining from Salman's acquittal is that the affected families will now get compensation from Salman (which is what they apparently want).
Salman is supposedly innocent, yet he will be paying compensation for a crime he didn't commit? What an irony...
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