Ajmera was outside BSE when he narrowly escaped the blasts. Since then, he has undergone 40 surgeries. Even now, his right hand pains and some pieces of glass still remain in his body. After 20 years, he’s still fighting for the meagre compensation of Rs. 25000 that the government had promised. He has spent over Rs. 20 lakh for his treatment borrowing money from family and friends.
Gilajit Singh, a sandwich seller with a paltry income has got 120 stitches on his left leg. There were 12 blasts in the city on that fateful Friday; 257 people were killed or missing and 713 were injured.
Vinayak lost his 11-year old brother and 19-year old sister. He was 14. They were waiting for their school bus when the blast happened at Century Bazaar. The body of the brother was recognised from the shorts that he was wearing. The sister had a previous wound on her foot that helped the family recognise her body.
These are only 3 stories. There are a thousand more. These blasts happened because humanity doesn’t exist in some hearts. Some accused carried on these blasts. Others were their allies. Sanjay Dutt was one of the aids who agreed to keep arms in his house for the ‘safety’ of the masterminds and people of their community.
Why should he be pardoned? If he was indeed a good soul, he would go to jail and finish his sentence. If he really was repenting, he would set an example for the entire nation. Five-year imprisonment is nothing when you compare it with the agony of those who suffered because of the blasts.
By supporting a person who agreed to help the terrorists, you are being a criminal yourself. By questioning our judicial system, you are making a mockery of our law-makers. If he is being pardoned, then maybe, the others have held puppies as well; why give death sentence to them? Maybe Dawood Ibrahim has adopted a charity, lets go and hug him as well.
I don’t understand the kind of fan following our nation has. Shameful, really shameful.
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