Both the teams put up a pretty awesome performance but in the end the team ‘for death penalty’ won by a slim one point. I’m not much into these social issues and stuff but I found myself musing about the fundamental question still left unanswered on the show, Should we ban death penalty (an eye for eye will leave all of us blind) or should we still continue carry out the gory act of playing god (to deter other criminals) and I slept over the issue.
It drove me mad to think that in the era of rampant corruption a person who dared to challenge the system and show his middle finger to the mafia was murdered in broad daylight without any mercy. And all the blame was placed on the weak witness protection act prevalent in our country. What the bloody hell is happening in our country? Are we so infirm that we can’t protect a person who has dared to expose a bunch of criminals? If there is no guarantee that you will live, who the fuck will speak the truth? For a nation that sees a group of eleven men strutting around wearing swoosh emblemed apparel as symbols of national pride, take a break; people like Manjunath are REAL heroes. They show that no matter how big the risk involved (even at the cost of their lives) the truth must prevail. I salute you Mr. Manjunath. You alone, an employee of an organisation, with the power vested in you, dared to challenge a bunch of hardened criminals. Criminals, who would go to any extremes to protect their interests. You stood unflinching in the face of death and when you took the rouge’s bullet your battle was not over; in fact it had just begun. The public outrage that followed showed that the virtues of honesty that the father of the nation preached many years ago have not been forgotten. The aam admi fought your battle. People like you show what ‘having real balls’ is all about.
“It is a planned murder…the victim was unarmed when put to death…he was put to death without provocation…” [Wtf?...Planned murder? You expect the mafia to spare a person when they know that he is gonna blow their secrets…Real life is not like the movies. When faced with an array of guns the ‘real man’ doesn’t fly into the air and do a Matrix style stunt…without provocation? You expect Manjunath to scold his killers as BC and MC?]
It is reported in the papers that the nib of the judge’s pen broke as soon as he signed the death sentence (death. and only death. period.)