Justice Delayed: Justice Denied

Workshop # 17

Today, on 26/11/2010 -
As dawn erupts from the volcano of darkness,
Twenty-four months have elapsed
since innocent Mumbaikars were terrified,
rape of Mumbai still etched in their minds.
How Taj hotel bathed in blood and fire
under the star-lit parasol,
yet we did nothing to seek justice
to hang these devastating demons of fanaticism.
Nothing enough has been done to punish
those crooks and criminals who ‘winked’ at their crimes…
Instead, we have only lighted candles of cowardice,
marched through the faded blood-stained streets of Mumbai and
eulogistically applauding the ‘Mumbai’s bouncing back resilient spirit!’
Spineless politicians continue to desecrate the memorials of our heroes and martyrs
by garlanding them with decayed withered words of deceitful praise.
and shedding ‘crocodile tears’…
Oh beautiful Themis,
Oh Goddess of Justice,
Oh matron of judiciary,
Oh divine embodiment of law and order,
Please ponder that -
‘Justice delayed is also justice denied!’
So, take off the blindfold over your eyes
Balance the scales of truth and fairness
Raise your dual-edged sword of power and reason
to strike on the so-called advocates of law
who are mere judicial jesters,
Ask these black-robed buffoons
to come out from the world of lies and
Not to turn the icon of impartiality adorning courtrooms,
into a ridiculous caricature of blinded bat!
Let them worship the idol of integrity,
And respect the emblem of fearless justice in sculpture!
Come let us avow our ‘war on terror’
against all those cross-border terrorists .
Let us pledge to eliminate the evil enemies and
fumigate the foes of friendship
to demand a tooth for a tooth
and settle for nothing less than
an eye for an eye,
or 26/11 will end up being
just another date
in the calendar of terror!
 Workshop # 17 

 Act! Oh, Goddess of Justice! by G. Venkatesh   
 Advocacy by Dr. Raj Vatsya   

 Against All Odds by Shernaz Wadia   

 Animal Farm Again by T. A. Ramesh   

 Before The Bench by Kamal Wadhwa   

 Blind Justice Symbolism by Rajha Rajesuwari Subhramanium   

 Blind to Hypocrisy by Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai   

 Can Justice Reach India’s Toiling Masses? by Dr. Uddipan Mukherjee   

 Coomaraswamy’s Last Stand by Kamal Wadhwa   

 Encounter by Shernaz Wadia   

 Give Humanity A Chance by Rupradha Mookerjee   

 Gizzards by Afanwi Stella   

 How Long, Oh Goddess of Justice! by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick   

 In A World of Big Lies... by N. S. Murty   

 In Defense of A Committed Judiciary by Kamal Wadhwa   

 In(Justice) by Ramesh Anand   

 Is Justice Blind? by Nikhil Sharda   

 Is Justice Humane? by Shibsankar Bagchi   

 Is the Statue of Lady Justice Relevant in India Today? by Ganesh Joshi   

 Just Justice by Dr. Madhavi Godavarthy   

 Justice Delayed: Justice Denied by Bharat B. Trivedi   

 Justice Delivered by Janaki Janar   

 Justice for All by Mukesh Williams   

 Justice in Adversarial System by Dr. Raj Vatsya   

 Justitia Versus Justice by Ramesh Anand   

 Lady Justice by Ramesh Anand   

 Lady Justice’s a Pretty Nice Girl by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Lost is Our Humanity by Rupradha Mookerjee   

 Miss Justice, a Villanelle by Steve Talbert   

 Mother Justice by Prof. Siva Prasad Peddi   

 On Her Blindness by G Swaminathan   

 Order by Dr. Raj Vatsya   

 Reform or Perish by Rajinder Puri   

 Reforming India’s Judiciary by Rajinder Puri   

 Rejoice! by Pavalamani Pragasam   

 Righteousness is Divine ... by Deepak Yadav   

 Self-realization through Internal Justice by Prof. Siva Prasad Peddi   

 Shall We? (Tyburn) by Ramesh Anand   

 She Laughs at It! (Senryu) by Ramesh Anand   

 Strength of a Woman by Yogita Tripathi   

 The Lady Justice's Lament by Ramesh Anand   

 The Lady of Justice by Supriya Bhandari   

 The Origins Of Justice by Gaurang Bhatt, MD   

 The President's Pardon by Jayaprakash Raghavan Pillai   

 The Public Prosecutor by Kamal Wadhwa   

 The Social Base by Prof. Siva Prasad Peddi   

 Universal Justice (NONET) by Ramesh Anand   

 Whatsoever (Limerick) by Ramesh Anand   

 Who Am I? by Dr. Shirisha Dabiru   

 Why? by Pavalamani Pragasam   


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