Sunday, September 15, 2013

Day 337

I know that I’m writing this post very late. I should have written this yesterday or day before yesterday. But it’s better to be late than not turning up. Finally, the true verdict has come after nine months. Yes, I’m talking about the infamous Delhi gang rape and murder case which happened on 16 December 2012. It was very inhuman murder. Nirbhaya died on 29 December 2012 in Singapore due to the injuries. But her rapists and killers aren’t going to be free. The court has sentenced death capital to the four accused on day before yesterday. This judgement has sent a message across the country that inhuman acts can’t be tolerated at any cost and the culprits shouldn’t be forgiven. The judgement is extremely right and it’s according to the crime being committed. Day before yesterday, I was watching the news channel. Now I can’t forget that 13 September 2013 is the day when the accused were given the much awaited sentenced. I was happy that at last, the court has given its verdict. But I’ll be happier when the news will be that the four convicts have been hanged till death. This is something I’m eagerly waiting for. I may be sounding like a barbaric person but I’m not. I’m just saying my opinion which I have felt after the sad and tragic incidence. But this feeling has come in response of the inhuman crime being done by the culprits. I’m not alone who is wishing this thing. There are millions of people across the country that is having the same thought as mine.

I’m surprised by the defence lawyer’s actions and his statements. When the judgement was announced then the three convicts started crying and one pleaded mercy. My question here is that did they showed mercy to Nirbhaya when she was pleading mercy? Why weren’t they moved by her tears? They inserted iron rod in her private organs. In the post mortem report it was found that Nirbhaya’s body was brutally injured. So how can they expect mercy when they were doing animal acts? Their defence lawyers slammed the table with his feast in the courtroom when the judge was going. This proves that he showed disrespect to the judge. Outside the courtroom, he blamed that the judgement was biased and it was on the order of the government. His blamed that now the judiciary is working on the direction of the government. My question to him is that why is he showing his anger against the judgement when the entire nation is saying that his clients are not innocent. Yesterday, his statement was in newspapers that he would like to burn his daughter alive if his daughter goes out with her boy friend and stays out late night. This shows that even he is of very sick mentality. I strongly recommend that his practicing licence should be seized. Lawyers of this mentality are indirectly supporting the criminals to do inhuman crimes like we saw in Nirbhaya case.

I strongly believe that there should be no mercy shown to the criminals who do this kind of acts. I strongly believe that the provision of going to the President of India for forgiveness should be removed. After this judgement, there should be amendment in the constitution that there should be no provision of challenging the decisions of the lower courts in the High Courts and Supreme Court, if the convicts have done inhuman acts of torturing before killing. Now the time has come to change the Juvenile Justice Act also. The age limit should be brought down to 15 years from presently 18 years. Now mostly boys of around 14-15 years are becoming the bread earner of their families. This is out of compulsion or due to the thoughts of the parents to have an extra pair of helping hands and there numerous reasons. So there must be some changes in the laws now. It has become the demand of the time now. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day 336

These days the flood situation in Bihar has flooded my mind too. I’m only watching the news channels and going through the internet version of the daily newspapers. Well, the reports of water level going down are coming from every where but still the flood is there in 20 districts in Bihar. Actually, the forecast of havoc rain which may occur has put everyone on high alert in the Bihar government. The statements are there that Patna city is safe but still all the preparations have been done by taking the forecast in to account. The weather department is saying that the rain in Nepal can make the situation worse in the North Bihar. Gandak, Koshi, Bagmati are few amongst the important rivers flowing in Bihar from Nepal. West Champaran, East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Saharsa, Supaul, Arahia and Kishanganj are the districts which are there on Nepal Bihar border where the situation can get worse due to the rain in Nepal. Already the Koshi River has always created flood in the stated districts. But the main focus is on the forecast. It may happen or it may not happen. So, there is unclear picture now.

Although the water levels are down but still the danger is there. The Soan River is flowing 1 meter down from the danger level but the Ganga River is still 40 cm above the danger level in Buxar. In today’s newspaper, I have read that although the flood water has retreated from the areas where it went, but the situation hasn’t changed much. Now the reconstruction of roads and dams has to be done along with the precaution of stopping any illness in the area. The areas from where the flood water has retreated are now full of bad smell and the probability of getting ill is on high. The state machinery is in full action but still it has to cover some areas where people are still trapped. At many places, people aren’t leaving their homes and going to the relief camps as they fear of thefts. So, the district administrations are having problem in reaching to those people. Although the report of mismanagement has come from couple of relief camps but still the state machinery is doing its best to stop any disease to spread and in the flood relief operations. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 335

I don't know what to say now. The flood situation in Bihar is still critical. Around 59 lakh people have been hit by the flood so far. 20 districts out of 38 districts in Bihar are been affected by the flood. Till yesterday, 176 people were drowned in the flood water. There has been forecast of heavy rain and cloud busting in Patna area by the Indian Metrological Department. An official from the IMD has said that the cloud busting will be like as it happened in Kedarnath in July this year. It will likely to happen in the second of September. It’s suggested that in 24 hours around 300 mm of rain fall is expected to happen. This forecast has increased the tension for the Patna District Administration. The district administration has declared high alert and had deployed more units of NDRF and SDRF. Although the water level in the Ganga River in Patna has gone down by 6 cm and 9 cm at two different Ghats. But still the Ganga is flowing above the danger level. The condition is still not stable. Although, the decrease in the water level in the course of Ganga’s route have been recorded but still the decrement at Patna isn’t still satisfactory. Statistically speaking, then Allahabad had recorded decrease of 112 cm, Varanasi has recorded 92 cm and Buxar has recorded 23 cm down in the water level.

Actually the Ganga has 12 districts of Bihar in its route where it has done destruction on the large scale. Bhagalpur and Katihar are the worst effect districts due to the flood. I don't know what will happen in coming week but I’m having my fingers crossed and praying that no rain should happen. It will only worsen the situation. For the last two days, the weather in Patna city is bright and sunny. Today, as I’m writing this post, the bright sun is there along with cool breeze in Patna. Well, I’m just praying that the water level should decrease to its normal level and the flood should retreat. Thousands of people are now trapped and thousands of agricultural lands are flooded. I just wish that everything should become normal soon. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 334

Well, for the last few days, I was trying to write something on the blog. But unfortunately, there was something which was holding me back. Actually, these days, the holy river Ganga is in furious form. The Ganga is flowing around 129 cm above the danger level from my hometown, Patna. Although the district administration is fully alert and it has made all the necessary precautionary arrangements but it’s a matter of worry for all the Patnaites that the Ganga is flowing at such a high level. For the last one week, the weather was under control. Till Saturday, the water level was constant but since today morning, it’s raining in instalments. It rained about an hour in morning and now in evening, it’s again raining for an hour. That’s adding more worries about the increment in the water level. The Ganga River and its associating rivers like Gandak, Sone is flooding various areas like Ara, Buxar, Bhagalpur etc in Bihar. The water level of the Ganga is still high in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. I think half of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh has already been flooded by the Ganga.

I don't understand that how Ganga has become so furious. I think it’s all the after affect of the recent catastrophe in Uttrakhand in the Amarnath area. Although there are 8 divisions in Patna district where the flood has done destruction, along with that the Patna district administration is catering the needs of those who have lost their homes in Saran district due to flood. Really, it’s a tough time. The water level of Ganga in Bhagalpur is so high that it’s about to cover the Vikramshilla bridge. Bihar hasn’t got its proper monsoon but its facing the destructive part of the flood. If we talk about the statistics then Central Water Commission has recorded two different water levels of Ganga at the two different banks in Patna. On Sunday morning, that is yesterday morning, Ganga was at 48.98 meters, 129 cm above the danger level at Gandhi Ghat. The water level was 50.89 meters, 40 cm above the danger level. This means that still, the Ganga is in furious form. I’m just praying that sooner the furious form gets over and Ganga retains her normal form so that there shouldn’t be more loss of lives and crops. Till now, mostly the damage has been made to the crops. I hope this shouldn’t happen on large scale. 

Day 433

Time flies very fast. Time control everything but no one can control time. I was thinking about the time. Actually, time is the thing whic...