Here comes yet another News..a desperate justice seeker sets himself on fire right in front of the Apex Court of the country.When moments later, shown on Live coverage on Tv channels , he shared his reason for self-immolation.Same old story, another victim of this painfully Slow Judicial system, belonging from Rajin pur..now just Imagine the misery of this poor soul...people familiar with the geographical distances of country can easily understand his plea.
A simple case of Family Court, brought him to Supreme Court.When I was doing my Apprenticeship here in lahore, I had to visit Lahore High Court on daily basis,,there I saw these people, right on the verge of committing Self-immolation...their faces narrating their whole story.An old lady once told us that she is visiting the courts since last 15 years..her matter was a simple civil matter..a mere case of implementing a contract!
Then there was this man that I came acorss who appeared in court in place of his father, his father had died long ago, and he told us that after 20 years of his death, he had finally won the case.
These are not the only stories, when I started writing this post, I did not want to write a typhical old story about the shortcomings of our systems, complaining about everything from economy to judiciary, No, I wont do that.I dont want to do that.
Still the sight of that man burning in his own fire brought tears in my eyes..the man was in pain ,and there were those media people , all over him....surrounding him..asking him questions, pushing him for answers, ignoring his suffering, over-hearing a voice behind..."bhaie peechay ho jaein, ye bohat jul gya hai,issko hospital lay jana bohat zarori hai"..("please take a side, let us take him to the hospital, he has badly burnt himself")....but ofcourse they were too busy to capture the precious moments out of their secret wish that might be the man doesnt survive and there they will play that footage with "EXCLUVIE" in Tonight's 9 O clock News Bulletin.what a golden chance to raise channel's rating...their bloody rating phobia and our bloody inclination towards "the sensational breaking news". we are so morally dead!!!
Now I am confused, dont know what exactly it was that made me write this piece..the misery of that justice-seeker or the cold selfish-ness of those men surrounding him with mics..you decide