Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 14[Bhattiprolu Panchayathi]

This results to the situation of Bhattiprolu Panchayathi.

The behind story of this idiom ‘Bhattiprolu Panchayathi’ is –once in a village, named Bhattiprolu, in Panchayathi, the elders in the village had taken money and gave immoral justice, favor to the person who gave corruption to them. In those days, it got notorious, so that people laughed at it, criticized it. Such that the idiom formed.

But unfortunately, now every where it is Bhattiprolu only. We are reading on Newspaper, hearing on electronic media and receiving through oral propagation regarding such Panchyathis of police officials, politicians, ex-Naxals, as their income sources by making settlements. We are hearing about some gunda leaders who had taken these settlements as carrier.

So that society had turn into such a situation to purchase justice like a salt packet or sugar packet in a grocery shop. And more over some movies and novels show these gunda leaders like heroes, by keeping positive captions such as Peda Rayudu, Potti Rayudu, China Rayudu or God father.

We don’t know who of these Peda Rayudu are Bhattiprolu Panchayathi leaders and who are Maryada Ramannas. This type of cast leaders Panchayathis are squeezing away the lives from people on which allegations arise or who’s mistaken and disputes was exposed. By fearing about fines of cast leader Panchayathis or local leaders Panchayathis, the victims or culprits are committing suicides or murders. Total family suicide case of Surya pet in 2007 and recent murder of daughter by her father, both were beggars in Kurnool district are live demos to such situations.

But in ancient times, in India, the elders in the family, in the society could council the youth, could make justice in the disputes with their philosophical touch, with their maturity and with their experience over life.

That’s why in ancient times, the old generation used to have love & affection on young generation and young generation used to have respects and obedience on old generation. There was teacher-disciple relation among old and young generations. By creating generation gap or communication gap or quarrel among old and young generation, this system of guidance and justiceful behavior can be easily demolished. Exactly this had happened. If you go to flash back of literature, movies and media propaganda, clearly you can watch this strategy on the name of love stories, freedom of youth and freedom of women i.e. women lib etc etc.

In fact, the truth will be there on central roads, but not in the court cages after climbing the court steps. The technology had developed to high limits so that audio and video witness is not acceptable and considerable. The justice being employee, staying far, does not know whether the witness is real or fake as well as the culprit is real or fake. The involvement of society was disappeared, and the watching the crime as if it is drama or crime was increased in the society. If anybody involved in it, by complaining to government authorities or by giving witness, will be harassed like me or like Satyadra Dube. He was killed because he complainted to the then Prime Minister Mr. Vajpayee, four years back on the disputes of huge amounts of money on road construction works in Bihar.[Refer the essay ‘చుక్కలు - వల చిక్కులు' i.e. spy stars thousand problems written by Sri A.G. Nurani Published in Enadu page no.4 dt.08-02-08]

Beside this type of violence and harassment on the people who try to prevent the disputes, the dispute makers are threatening them and making them degrade.

I narrate you a small incident that I observed during my stay at Nanal Nagar Basthi in 2002. Poor families were residing there. Women used to do work as servant maids and men used to do as masonry daily workers or auto drivers to lead life. A servant maid had two daughters, the elder was about 7 years old and the younger was 1+ year old. While going to work in houses, that woman had given some biscuits to elder girl to feed the younger. She had given 2 or 3 to elder and around 6 biscuits to feed younger. That day she was late to return. This kid was hungry enough crying loudly. The elder was eating all the biscuits, but not feeding her sister. The neighboring elder was watching but not didn’t try to correct her. When I enquired them, why didn’t they try to correct her, they told that this girl could fabricate some claims on them and her mother could scold them and quarrel with them. I felt wonder about it.

If my experience, when I stayed at Nambur, the village in Guntur district, in 1996. I observed quite contradictive incidents. There, one day a mother was trying to feed her baby. She mixed rice, dal in a small boul and trying to feed it in babies’ mouth by showing dogs etc. in street. The entire neighbors know that she was miser. The baby was rejecting the rice. The mother said “Oh! God! My baby is not taking food. Whatever manner I try to feed him, he is rejecting”. Immediately one of the old women replied, “What did you mix it? Little dal and little ghee! How the baby can eat rice without sufficient dal and ghee. It must be tasty to eat for babies.”

The mother felt shy, and corrected herself. In this sequence, I experience another incident in 2007 in Nandyal. One day in my neighbor’s house a boy of aged 9 years was scolding his sister of aged 13 years with rough tongue and beaten her. Their parents were not in the house. Being neighbor, I tried to correct him. He retorted me “Aunty. It is my issue, in my house. I will do anything what I like. You go from here and look after your own work.” Like that he told to mind my own business. I controlled him with my elder force. His parents didn’t correct him so that I was to be in my limits, in next time.

Such that, gradually society had stopped to make the culprits to feel shy and the culprits also had stopped to feel shy. Dispute making, immorality, earning money irrespective of mode of earning became the official and authoritative shape in the society. In previous people preferred to behave as spoons to boss. But now they are not minding to do any service including sex, for the sake of favors. Recently a news survey declared that 40% of female employees expressed their opinion as nothing wrong by keeping sex relations with boss. And more over it will be beneficial to get leaves and promotions.

Imagine the quantity of immorality. To lead such nasty life, is it comfortable? Is there no need to change this at least for our sake, for our kids’ sake and for our future sake? Is it not possible? If we live for feelings, but not for money is it not possible? If we think that happiness in the usage of things, but in the possessing of things, is it not possible?

Think! Think! Think!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 13[The Right Witness]

In this context, I narrate you another story. I read this story in my childhood in Chandamama, the children Magazine.

అనగా అనగా …… ……….

Once upon a time there was a town. It was junction to so many surrounding villages. Always its market resembles to the trade fair. Every day large crowd of villagers from surroundings used to come there for shopping.

In that village a group of elders used to solve the disputes among people. They were famous to give perfect justice. A wise man named Dharmayya headed the group of elders. In the beginning, by watching the wisdom, sincerity of Dharmayya and other elders, voluntarily people started to approach them to solve their disputes and quarrels. After some time it, became as a habit to people as well as this group of elders and Dharmayya.

One day this group of elders and Dharmayya were in their assembly hall, a woman and a man come there to solve their quarrel.

The women reported them “Sir. My name is Chukkamma. This man snatched my money bag. I have 100 silver coins in the bag.”

The man replied “sir. My name is Chandranna. I came from the nearby village to purchase something special as a gift to my wife. When I was wandering in the market, this woman approached me and asked me what about. I told her about my wish. She enquired me that how much money that I had to purchase best thing. I told her. Immediately she had held my hand and driven me to here, more over complainting on me like this. Sir, I don’t know this woman and this town. Please help me.”

Dharmayya observed both of them. He thought that Chukkamma was stout enough and seems to be urban active. Chandranna was thin and seems to be innocent villager. But how to believe? He may pretend innocence. The moneybag was in his hand. But chukkamma was telling about the amount of the money in it. May Chandranna is telling truth, how to know?

Dharmayya thought for a while and discussed with his co-members in the group of elders. Then he asked “Chukkamma! Are there any witness to you who had seen when Chandramma had snatched your money bag?”

She said with crying voice “No sir, it was on busy road. People were busy in their work. Nobody had noticed this.”

Dharmayya said “Well. Chandranna! We believe that you had snatched Chukkamma’s money bag. Give it to her.”

Helplessly Chandranna had given the bag to Chukkamma. She felt happy; thanked the group of elders Panchayathi and left.

Dharmayya called Chandranna and told him to follow Chukkamma and try to snatch the money bag from her. Chandranna ran out Dharmayya ordered his assistants to follow them to watch the incident.

When Chandranna approached Chukkamma, they were in the market street. He tried to snatch the money bag from her. She tried to push him away and shouted loudly so that people gathered around them. Dharmayya’s assistants, among the gathering were watching all this. The gathering had driven them to the elders group. This time Chukkamma, entered into the assembly hall along with Chandranna and several witness. She complained “Sir! This time also this man, Chandranna tried to snatch my bag. These are all had seen it and came here to give witness.’

Dharmayya asked her “Did he snatch the bag from you?”

Chukkamma said “No sir. I didn’t allow him to snatch.”

Dharmayya said “So this time, he could not snatch the bag from you. When he tried to do so, several people had seen such attempt. This time also the road is busy and people are busy in their work. How it is possible? And why it was not happened in last time when he snatched your bag? Tell me the truth.”

When Dharmayya warned her with curt voice, Chukkamma said “Sir! Please forgive me I tried to cheat you. I planned to steal the money from Chandranna.”

Dharmayya ordered Chukkamma to return the moneybag to Chandranna and punished Chukkamma by fine. He sent one of his assistants to guide Chandranna in shopping.

That’s the entire story.

In this story, the elders group of Dharmayya didn’t take any corruption from any of the parties in this case. They didn’t deliver the justice favorable to the party, which gave corruption to them. That sincerity must be there while making justice in the disputes.

The system of judgment should not concentrate at certain points. It should know about the motive of crime, mode of the crime, who might be the reason of the crime or what might be the reason of the crime, who done it and who were behind of etc etc.

That’s why only, the system of the judgment should not concentrate at certain points such as Munsif Court, District court, High Court or Supreme Court. If concentrated like that the proportion of number of courts, number of justice persons, number of staff, will be insufficient to the number of cases and disputes. So that cases will be in pending to wait to get judgment. Such delay in getting judgment will guide the society in to violent ways. People will merge in to other illegal and in faith ways to get immediate results.

This results to the situation of Bhattiprolu Panchayathi.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 12[Media’s sin]

Actually, people should be self committed towards sincerity, towards truthfulness and to behave in righteous manner. The government rules, authorities etc. can control them to some extent only. The idealistic views, attitude could control them and prevent them from doing bad. The culture, the religion and their believe etc could prescribe their life style in righteous way. Society can keep them to feel shy to violate the rules and human values. In every era, there are selfish people, egoistic people to pollute this idealism and to destroy the righteous system.

So that so many blind believes, bad and congested traditions, blunt following culture and religion by omitting the real good in it, etc had mingled in the style of public. Efforts to pollute the idealism and good in society by selfish people and effort to eliminate the bad and limitless materialism in society by some great people are like day and night in the life, or the both efforts are parallel. But being normal people, after all we can do is –we should not do bad to society.

Hence, I want to say is that the courts cannot make complete justice to the society. In this instant result addicted era, people may lose patience in waiting to get justice in courts. The proportion of court staff while compare with the population of public and number of cases is too less and inappropriate. So late in getting justice is quite natural.

So that people prefer to get justice in private panchayathy. May the dragging of time and redtapisam in the field of law and justice target this only?

In the context, I want to expose an interesting feature to you. As per media projection, this is in our constitution. Media used to praise this feature or concept of law and justice with high pitch.

That is – Our constitution says that, “It does not particular that 100 criminals escape from punishment, but one innocent should not get punishment in courts”. According to this, our constitution, legal dept., bar councils, advocates, public prosecutors and judges will take care to save one innocent. They don’t mind to leave 100 criminals in this trial to save one innocent.

In fact, we don’t know whether such clause is there in our constitution or not. If one criminal get escape from punishment from law and justice, then can’t he punish 10 or 100 innocents with his criminal psychology in society? In such case, how far it is advisable, to release 100 criminals to save one innocent from punishment?

Then, it is better that – In spite of 10 innocents get punishment, but one criminal should not escape from punishment. Perhaps, this liberal treatment or concern towards the criminals is itself a coup. This is the reverse method to the Narada Neethi described in Maha Bharatham. In that context, Narada Maharishi taught Dharma Raja regarding the ruling of country.

There is a proverb among public regarding court judgment as “ఓడినోడు కోర్టులోనే ఏడుస్తాడు. గెలిచినోడు ఇంటికి కెళ్ళి ఏడుస్తాడు.”

That means ‘the person who defeated the case will cry in the court campus itself, whereas the person who won the case will cry after reaching the house.’

This illustrates us the mode of justice available in the present courts.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 11[Human Rights Organizations]

I give another issue for your consideration regarding the influence of Media.

Human rights association or organization headed by some retired judge is a non-Government organization. It is affiliated to United Nations Organization. It has no authority on government employees such as police officials, collectors etc. If the officials voluntarily attend the sessions of human right association and obey their orders, it can do some help to victims, otherwise it cannot. But the media give such an image to the so-called human rights association, by keeping the heading of the news coverage as “The justice of human rights had spread fire bricks on so and so officer.” The media cover the news of human rights association when any victim complaints to it; that to if such complaint is up to certain limits. The media never cover news regarding the justice made by that human rights association in any case.

More over these human rights, association members react only when the police encounter the terrorists, Naxals and criminals. They keep silence when the terrorist and especially Naxals kill innocent villagers, tribal’s including women and children by claiming them as informers to police. May in their opinion, criminals, terrorists and Naxals are only human beings but not citizens and common people.

Recently the voluntary retired I.P.S. officer Mrs. Kiran Bedy started a web site, by which she declared that she could bring the petition of any victims to the desk of concern police station or officer, with a request to look in to the matter. Clearly she told that with this web site, she can’t make the concern police officials to take action in that particular petition. In beginning it will be like this only. But after some time, these clear statements will be forgotten by public. When the first petition received by that web site, media may give grand image to it as if some miraculary justice is going to happen in that case. That will be beginning of another stage. It will become another human rights association.

Why I’m referring, Kiran Bedy is there is extra ordinary image coverage to such people like Kiran Bedy among so many I.P.S. female officials though she was the first lady officer. Similar case with Sania Meerza though so many other players are there in the field. The media is capable to give such an image as BCCI, a private organization which is conducting cricket matches doing business, by keeping its team of players a name of team India. With such image, people may think that the team India representing Indian Government, Indian nation and Indian country. With that veil, BCCI is doing crores of business with match fixing and media is giving life to BCCI and cricket.

In fact, I have to refer this under the caption of COUP ON BUSINESS. Any way I give clear description under that caption. With this I want to say is that media has a very big grip on society, by dominating the public voice and oral pamphlet. That’s why only when criminals become powerful, we used to hear public comments such as “Days are like this” & “in present days, time is favorable to criminals only” & “Disputes are happening. Nobody can stop it. If we try to stop them, we should face troubles. Leave it off.”

The media had created some technical worlds such as ‘అదుపులోకి తీసుకొన్నారు' i.e. taken into custody which are not in the police language.

With this background, we can’t say what are the facts in the cases of Lokayukta and Lok adalath etc.

In fact, the coaching to the students and to the disciples must be typical and hard. Then only they can become perfect persons. Similarly, the punishment to the convicts and criminals in the jail or prison must be typical and hard along with counseling to convert their psychology in to righteous path. Then only they can forget their criminal psychology. But these human rights associations and other voluntary service organizations raise human values regarding the coaching of students and punishment in prisons. It seems that their target is to drive the society in to such a situation that people should not lead life peacefully.

Otherwise, how their organizations are demanding the government to improve or provide facilities in prisons in which the convicts and criminals who had done bus burnings and murders are experiencing their punishments. Cannot these organizations watch the terrible life of poor living in busties [slam area], and beside the drainage canals. Their life makes no difference with that of orphan animals like pigs and dogs. Can’t these organizations show humanity and generosity on these poor people, orphans, handicapped and beggars?

These organizations can argue that they confined to such targets i.e. to protect the rights and facilities of convicts or students or animals etc, while forming the voluntary service organization itself, so that they are performing such service only. By liking such ideals and targets, people joined in those organizations as members and the funds are collected to perform such service only, so it is legal or correct to do so. I agree with this argument. But while keeping the targets of such, won’t poor people including old, children, women, and ill people get high priority than the convicts, criminals or animals?

As said by Sri Vivekananda Swami, how can we believe these voluntary service organizations, if they say that they have love and affection on animals, convicts or criminals when they have no such love and affection on their co-human beings of poor?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 10[Palm Tree Justice]

If maximum people do the same bad, will it turn as good?

I give an example to you to explain the present working of courts and the mode of judgments. In Telugu, there is an idiom or proverb “తాటి చెట్టు ఎందుకు ఎక్కావురా అంటే దూడగడ్డి కోసం అన్నాడట”.

The explanation of proverb: A man climbed up a palm tree. In general, on palm trees there will be pots to collect arrack from the palm tree trunks, which are used as liquor. The tree onto which this man climbed up had the arrack pots. When others question him as “Why you have climbed up the palm tree?” He replied as “to collect the grass for the cow calf.” There is no way possibility to collect the grass on palm tree and the green grass for the little calf must be available on the meadows only.

By watching the situation itself, anybody can identify that the man is bluffing. No doubt, that he climbed up the palm tree, only to drink arrack, but not to collect grass. To judge like this no need of penal code sections, cross-examinations, learned advocate’s arguments. By receiving such, answer as “to collect the grass for the cow, I climbed up the palm tree”, everybody will laugh at it. Such laugh of society will control the man from illogical and illegal behavior.

If we consider now-a-days system of law, we can notice some wonderful things, which are labeled as redtapisam. Imagine that a man is climbing up a palm tree and consuming arrack from the pots on the tree. His voice, walk and behavior are with intoxication. He is emitting the smell of arrack. People caught him and presented him in the court as consuming arrack is prohibited there. The judge started the enquiry of case. This man invested money as corruption etc and procured the certificates from M.R.O. [Mandal Revenue Officer] and other concern officers, which were stating that the man had climbed up the palm tree to collect the grass for the cow calf only, but not to drink arrack. He arranged some eyewitness with the help of his money to give witness that he collected some green grass on the palm tree. People who caught him and experienced his arrack smell and behavior are not eligible to prove the truth while compare with the certificates. His hired learned advocates argued that people who caught him and presented him to the court were wantedly done such because of personal agony. Since the court is blind, it can only hear but not watch it will consider the certificates issue by government officers. People know that the government officers can eat corruption and can issue the required certificates, but the judge does not know it. So the judge has to consider the documentary proves but not circumstantial proves. Hence, the judgment will be like this “Since the M.R.O. and other officers are certifying that this man had climbed up the palm tree, only to collect the grass for the cow calf, this court is deciding that this man is innocent. Hence, as per P.C.C. XYZ, this court is releasing, this man from this case.”

In past, by laughing, by hating, by showing disregards, society could control the people from doing disputes. Society could make the people to feel shy when they are captured with red hands, and when their scandals or disputes are exposed.

But now, dominating the intensity of voice of common people, the media is giving hero worship to such dispute makers and making them as leaders in society. This strategy of media was started some decades back i.e. at least from 1970 with high speed and still it is in continuation. By news, by movies, by literatures, the media successfully made the criminals as leaders. It had projected violence on witness and complaintees. When the victims and complaintees struggled to protect themselves and fight against such criminals, media kept calm on it. This is because; the leader of coup makers on India is the media man, Mr. Ramoji Rao, Enadu. My case itself is the proof for this.