Friday, May 1, 2015

The legalese it takes to destroy democracy

"Protection of persons acting in good faith under this Act from prosecution, suit or other legal proceedings, except with the sanction of the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by this Act."

That's all the legalese it takes to destroy democracy in your country, for the sake of a "greater good" that the guys with the guns can decide upon. Stick this line at the end of any law, and you've effectively disabled anyone badly affected by that law from seeking any justice or relief or remediation. In the absence of legal avenue for justice, if you dare to seek it using any other means, even civil disobedience, then you're branded as terrorist or uncivilized or anarchist or disrespectful of due processes and not worthy of any justice. Our ever-ready army of educated intellectuals who don't bother fully reading what they are defending or checking what it actually translates to on the ground, will gladly dismiss you off while remaining in blissful ignorance of the fact that the law itself bans you from pursuing the correct avenues for justice. 

Got raped by a policeman acting under this Act? Got your land taken away just before harvest time? Sorry, bitches, you've been deprived. All in "good faith", of course.

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