Friday, February 10, 2006

Spotlight...Infamy in the Times!

Today, the Times of India has carried a piece about this blog, accusing me of attacking the judiciary.

Just to put the record straight, it was never my intention to dishonor the judiciary. If I hadn't had faith in the laws of this country, I'd never have embarked on this blog. I would have accepted that nothing can be done about injustice, bowed my head in shame and forgotten about it. But I believe in our system, to a certain degree anyway; however flawed it may be. And I believe in freedom of speech. I also believe in the integrity of judges like Justice Sujata Manohar, Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, Justice Lentin, Justice Bhagwati, Justice name a few...who have left us a precious legacy of truth without fear. I have not accused the court of giving orders for money; and to accuse me of contempt of court, well, that's what I've come to expect from the Times.

In a way, I have to thank Mr. Shibu Thomas for all the publicity. I wonder if he even knows about the judges I've mentioned above...and if he knows what they stand for. Of course, he too is a man doing his job. But I see this as just another example of an ill-informed journalist of the great and illustrious Times of India trying to sensationalize something rather than reporting it and wasting newsprint on figments of imagination. Shameful, really...