Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Samiti Nemliy, Vichar Chalu Aahe...

The classic Indian "chalta-hain" attitude is aptly demonstrated by appointment of a commission of inquiry. A probe is on. so the government can always says the case is subjudice till it is on. Once the report findings come, the government still has the powers to reject its findings, like the Shiv Sena-BJP government did to Justice Shrikrishna Commission report on inquiry into the 1992-93 Mumbai riots. For years, successive governments irrespective of the ideology have done this, and as people, we are never outraged. "Samiti Nemliy, Vichar Chalu Ahe" (commission appointed, we are thinking", a classic line in Marathi says.
For whatever it is worth, here is a link to the Liberhan Commission report tabled by the government in Parliament today along with an Action Taken Report. I have never understood what purpose this Action Taken Report ever serves. Because action has never been taken - whether Mumbai riots, Gujarat riots, or Sikh riots.
Report of Liberhan Commission of Inquiry into Babri Masjid demolition
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