Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Blind Eyes of Justice

We all know of THE Icon for justice. It’s of a lady in a blindfold, holding the weighing scales. Well, let me tell you that the blindfold has lasted for a bit too long and has now become literal.

This incident once happened in Bihar, when a dog named Chottu faced trial in a court in Patna, apparently for “Breach of Peace” (He didn’t crap around like burning buses because the party he supported failed to win in the elections or stage a protest demanding a downgrade in its pedigree the minister had promised to award, if she won the elections). Allegedly, all he did was bite people, and the police feared that it to become a dangerous law and order situation. The dog was eventually caught or “arrested” and was produced for trial. However, the owner claims that Chottu was on his best behavior in the court lending credence to his owner’s statement that Chottu attacked only burglars. What’s incredible though, is that the dog was sentenced to death for the same complaint (if only dogs could speak… and were capable of dealing under the table) but managed to escape because of protests by Animal Rights Activists.




Surprised? Well, don’t be. Guess what’s next in line.
I had been to Bangalore recently and had dropped by a shopping mall called Forum to chill out for a while. Forum houses a big multi-cuisine restaurant called Transit, and I thought I’d just go grab some snack. Thankfully I hadn’t carried in any eatable from outside because THIS would have happened if I had.


A Warning Board inside Transit, Forum, Bangalore.

Now, I’m still hoping to come across an unfortunate Oskar Schindler to redeem the “Juice” from THIS holocaust...

8 comments:

Vivek said...

Eatables?!
Take my cadbury chocolate bar to court?
Or prosecuted by eating them?

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

What dos the board say?? does it say "outside eatable carriers/bringers/whoever will be prosecuted" ?? It clearly states "outside eatables will be prosecuted" :) Hence, i think we will be seeing a chocolate bar or a bottle of juice brought to the court for trial.

RukmaniRam said...

*Please* tell me you made this up

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

apparently no :) It really happened. BOTH the incidents :D :D

Chiju said...

thank god the law does not allow people to give their own punishments that we are able to at least talk about ale these.

the cafeteria people... they are prosecute the person carrying the food or the eatables??? i wonder wat punishment the judge would give in case a burger is taken to the court...

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

ha ha ha.. yeah. The cafeteria does not not prosecute the person but the Burger :) Probably, the burger will be sentenced to a life outside a fridge for life so as to rot.

Jayaprasad said...

Luckily the eatables don't have sixth sense... :)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

Well, even if they had, it wouldnt be enough to help them during such a plight.