While ‘Lady Justice’ – the moral force in judicial systems is often depicted with a blind-fold in India and our judges’ eyes are wide open and focused on the opportunities ahead. If everyone is acquitted then who was responsible for the blast. It has been 11 years since the blast and all we see is the acquittal. Though Aseemanand is acquitted in both Ajmer and Mecca cases, not everyone got away. Remember that two accused are sentenced to life in the Ajmer case. Hence, we don’t have to use Islamic or Hindu terror as words, but we can keep in mind that terrorists can be from any hard line religious group. The verdict does not prove anything mysterious. The way our country is changing isn’t any more a matter of pride but a serious concern. This situation must change, otherwise, we will be held responsible for not acting enough for the improvement of life and justice for our citizens irrespective of caste, creed, colour and religion. There needs to be proper evidence in order to convict someone. If the prosecution cannot produce this then the court has no option but to release the accused. It’s a travesty of justice that there is no evidence of a bomb blast that killed 9 citizens.
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