The funny thingabout theserial blasts in Uttar Pradesh, India is that the advocates are the target. It is theheight of intolerance to attack someone who does his duties by law and by inner light. If the trendcontinues, the goonsand the terrorists will have monopoly regions and even lawfully constituted agncies. We in India had a short spell of internal emergency when courts had to behave according to executive dictat though it was not specifically mentioned. That is when some judges turned cowards and fellow travellers . It was so then and it is so now. Human nature being what it is , theayes always have it and the nyes lose in the barain.
But in certain situations the ones who stayed out would be happier for the choice, though they mayundergo initial difficulties.
What is the wealth of this world, if gained through cringing, compromise and worse. We have thefamous case of the Prime Minister of Henry the eighth who refused to align with the much married , much separated king.The final straw was when the royal personage sent Anne oleyn to the Tower of London.The Prime Minister was sacked and sent to thegallows. When the hangman came, hewas extended the usual privilege accorded to all on death row. Whether hehad a last wish . Yes, said theprime ministr.He had a message to his compatrits. "Had I served theLord with as much devotion as I served the king , I would not havebeen exposed to this cruelty.(The gist, not the exact words.).
Muchlater , during the emergency in India, an overzealous police commissioner arrested a leading advocate. He later apologised.I think concerned citizen groups utilise all their resources totrap zsnd deliver the mischief mongers whose swarga or heaven is littereed with socalled kafirs’ coffins.