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God Proposes, Man Disposes

Mahesh Chandra Dewedy
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Twenty years back Rajiv Gandhi was murdered through a well-planned bomb blast by a suicide bomber. The conspirators were awarded death sentence by the trial court, which was upheld by the High Court as well as by the Supreme Court. Then the convicts filed a mercy petition before the President of India.
 
The mercy petition was duly rejected and 9th September was fixed for hanging. Now on a petition submitted before the Tamilnadu High Court, the Honb'le court has stayed the hanging until the end of September.

I assume that the Honb'le High Court must have acted under some provision of law in staying the execution. However, as an ordinary citizen of this country, I fail to understand the reasonability of this action and this law. Such an act of any officer of any other department would not only invite severe departmental action, but also be highly suspect in its motive. It amounts to 'God proposes and man disposes.'

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