And justice for all?
In Counterpoint (Lone Ranger in White Shoes, November 12), Vir Sanghvi has rightly said that justice can be bought.india Updated: Nov 18, 2006 23:17 IST
In Counterpoint (Lone Ranger in White Shoes, November 12), Vir Sanghvi has rightly said that justice can be bought: you only require purchasing power and a lawyer of Ram Jethmalani’s calibre. Even Dawood can come to India without fear!
Vir Sanghvi convinced his readers that in our country it is the rich who, through their money power, can influence the process of justice. Mr. Jethmalani is simply exploiting our deeply flawed legal system to help Manu Sharma — while boasting that he is a ‘selfless crusader for truth and justice’.
Kudos to Vir Sanghvi and Karan Thapar (They should have known better, Sunday Sentiments, November 12) for highlighting a few facts on the Jessica case. But their views were vertically divided — and they confused readers by exposing their own prejudices.
I agree with Karan Thapar. If we demand justice, we need to uphold it even if it means accepting Manu Sharma with a lawyer by his side. But it is disheartening to see eye witnesses changing stands and evidences being played with which cripples the very system we are trying to uphold.
I disagree with Karan Thapar’s view. We are not questioning Manu Sharma’s right to have the best lawyer: our concern is with Jethmalani’s decision — and his conscience.
When Vir Sanghvi and Karan Thapar can have such differing views on Ram Jethmalani fighting Manu Sharma’s case, then why should anyone making friends with the famous lawyer make Vir Sanghvi sad? The media has done its job, now leave the case to the judiciary.
Madhu RD Singh,
First Published: Nov 18, 2006 23:17 IST