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Monday, January 11, 2010

Raped By The Law

The following comment was published on Jason Overdorf's post "Raped By The Law"

Why are we so abysmally cynical and hopeless that conditions will continue to remain outrageously inhuman in India?

One simple reason: The following comment or variations of it have appeared in almost every major Indian online publication plus in a few abroad.

However, not a single editor or reporter has had the nous to pick it up and work it to the max.

In my experience, most Indian journalists are wannabe Rathores.

There is little difference between the mindset or work ethic of a rogue administrative officer and your Indian editor.

It is obvious that our authorities are confident that they hold the country's press in the palm of their hands.

If Ruchika's Dad had sought the solidarity of the press, Shekhar Gupta (editor in chief of New Indian Express) would have advised, "You cannot go around taking pangas(quarrels) with people, yaar."

That is what this idiot told me when I met him.

My credentials are strong and I have taken much trouble to meet many editors personally, usually on impeccable referrals. They have had nothing but smirks to offer.

Even my comments are mutilated. Vinod Mehta's "Outlook" has banned my comments on risible grounds.

Am I the only victim?

Who is to say if the Indian editorial class had been less narcissistic and more professional, it might have had a chilling effect on other predators?

Even as we speak, Dr Manmohan Singh's office, "Daredevil" Pratibha Patil's Rashtrapati Bhavan, Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, State Information Commissioner CD Arha are all in an obvious conspiracy to deny me justice.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, in the inimitable manner of the Indian judiciary, has misbehaved egregiously.

Yet another "conspiracy in corruption".

Andhra Pradesh High Court's Pernicious Rebellion Against The Law .05/29/09

RTI Act 2005 Abuse In Andhra Pradesh- SIC Cheats! Chief Secretary Lies!05/07/09

Prejudiced CIC Laps Up PMO Lies 05/05/09

Compelling Criminality. Divakar S Natarajan and Varun Gandhi Cannot Both Be Wrong ! 01/28/09

And India's editorial class will not report the story!

News and views from Divakar S Natarajan's, "no excuses", ultra peaceful, non partisan, individual sathyagraha against corruption and for the idea of the rule of law in India.

Now in its 18th year.

Any struggle against a predatory authority is humanity's struggle to honour the gift of life.

Remarkable that it has not yet dawned on the panjandrums of the Prime Minister's Office and Rashtrapathi Bhavan that I have been "raped" since two decades, not for any misbehavior but for my belief in the idea of the rule of law.

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