In 2007, I wrote a post entitled “Unit of Freedom” that described India as a mobocracy. Ever since there has been accumulating evidence of the same, the latest being the arrest of two girls, one for posting an innocuous comment on facebook, and the other, for liking it.
What is most tragic however, is that the judge actually allowed the charges under section 295A and under 64 A of the IT act to stick, and only released the girls on a bail of Rs. 15,000. He did not consider the manner of the arrest, the innocuous nature of the complaint or the motives of the complainant, and instead applied the ‘law’ like a robot.
With protecters of the law like this judge and the Maharashtra police, no wonder people have to turn to Thackerays for protection.