Most of you must be wondering that the author of this article has gone nuts for he is proclaiming all of us as criminals! But I assure you that I am saying this under sound mental condition and awareness.
It’s been inspired by an observation of commonality of almost all the happenings (that have been occurred, occurring, or will occur in the future) around the world. The point is who are criminals in reality? And who are criminals under the lens of our legislation?
We know some of the high profile cases because unfortunately (in respect of the accused) they have been put up in the public domain and in the court of law. But what about the rest of the hundreds of pity cases which a commoner faces in which he has really not done the crime (perhaps, it’s of low intensity) but is still compelled to face the music because he’s been trapped by his well-wishers (in the want of something) or by the law enforcers (in the want of some chunk of rupees).
Both categories of criminal offenders are there and they have to face the even mistreatment (many a times, mango man faces the worst, comparatively).
However, have we ever thought (from the viewpoint of our jurisdiction) most of us are criminals in reality. Almost all the people, in their entire lifetime, have done, do, or will do some activities that will count as the criminal offences but we are dignified people, we are not criminals because the intensity of our crime is not extreme or we are used to doing all that, and now it conforms to our morality. Whether it’s be conspiring in the office against someone or interrupting someone’s privacy (even a call at 2 in the night), breaking any traffic rule while driving or not crossing the road through zebra crossing (at least, where they are), opening any tobacco stall within the 100 yards of any educational institution or smoking/spitting in the public places, or drinking of the minors.
The list goes on. Now, it’s up to you whether to draft opinions about a person who has been jailed for a non-crime crime because he was unfortunate enough to be in the vision of the law enforcers and you are fortunate enough to not be revealed up.
We all are vulnerable. No one knows, whether your one like on Facebook or twitter would make you a criminal and you will have to bear all the embarrassment and a stock of viewpoints your colleagues will have about you.
Beware of the Indian system. Be safe and not ever try to judge anyone on the grounds of anything you hear unless you hear it from the horse’s mouth itself. I recall a very well saying by saint Kabir Saab which suits my point best- “I searched for the crooked man, met not a single one. Then searched myself, “I” found the crooked one.”