It was dark night. I was busy in my work. Soon I heard loud noise of Dogs Barking. I peeped outside my window. What I saw was Horrible. Eight to Ten Dogs were fighting with a single dog and they were about to kill him, but luckily I rescued the dog. Than I realized the whole sequence of this incident. In morning that dog which was being attacked by 8-10 dogs was barking on a group of dogs. That time the group of dogs did not do anything, but in night the sequence changed. It was a real incident which made me realize why humans are different from animals. There is always Laws to protect humans if some injustice happens in society. But in case of animals they sort out there grievances the way like those group of dogs who hurted that single dog.
We in society feel protected beacsue of presence of Law and Justice. Than need also arises that humans must perform there duty to strengthen law and justice in society. Most people did not raise there voice against injustice because they feel that it was there neighbor who is being attacked/killed and not they themselves. For the Buddha, deliverance was universal, never individual. For the Mahatma, mankind was indivisible, never only a community or country. From this larger perspective, human rights, if crushed somewhere, protests must rise from everywhere. Niemoller’s sombre lines linger long in one’s bosom:
‘First they came for the jews
And I did not speak out- Because I was not a jew.
Then they came for the communists
And I did not speak out- Because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out- Because I was not a trade unionist.
They they came for me- And there was none left
To speak out for me.’
Paster Niemoeller (Victim of the Nazis)
Its also our duty to raise voice for those who themselves can’t raise there voice against injustice in society. For every wrong in society we seek to take course of law and judicial system. If we look at the budget allocation of Railways it was 37500 (in 2008-09) in crores which rise to 60100 crores by 2012-13 as reveled by RTI. But budget allocation to judiciary is very meager. Even today more than 200 post of judges are vacant in High Courts. We have to remember that for every wrong in society we seek remedy in courts than need is also that infrastructure of courts should improve so that people just don’t die waiting for justice. Our existence as human beings can only be justified if man in the last can feel presence of justice.
About the Author
Kush is a practicing lawyer at Delhi High Court. He graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India in 2012 and has authored a book titled – Be Your Own Lawyer.