17 bodies of children and women recovered from one house. The owner and the servant confess to rape and murder. And how does the UP government react?
Times of India reports:
Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Thursday raised eyebrows by describing the grisly murders of children in Noida as “small and routine incidents”.
“Such small incidents keep happening,” Shivpal said.
Yes indeed. Such small incidents keep happening. Especially to migrant workers from other states, too poor to bribe the police , too disenfranchised to have a political voice and too unlucky not to be from Mulayam (and his brother Shivpal Singh)’s caste.
When Jatin and his wife had pleaded with the police to find their daughter the cops dismissed them. “Your daughter is a pretty Bengali, and an immoral woman. She must have just run away with a man,” they said to him.
Kindly note the logical consequence from “pretty Bengali” to “immoral woman” coming from a representative of the Uttar Pradesh administration.
Sub-inspector Simranjit Kaur, who was looking into the case, drove down to my village Pipalia in Uttaranchal and told the village headman that my daughter (Payal) had gone to Mumbai and was happily married,” Lal, said.
And this was after Payal had already been killed.
These above are not just a few isolated voices. Each victim (and there are many) tells the same story. The very same.
That of the police protecting the killers.
Whether it is apathy, laziness, regionalism, feudalism or baksheesh from people with secrets to hide is of course open to conjecture.
So will there be any investigation into the collusion between the police and the murderers? Well according to our wise Supreme Court, no independent enquiry by the CBI is needed as “the matter was already being looked into by various agencies including Uttar Pradesh police“.
And we know how eager the UP police must be to see that justice is meted out to employees of the UP police.
Mulayam Singh has also gone on record saying that a CBI probe can be done later, presumably once the evidence has been suitably cleaned, scapegoats identified and the aggrieved intimidated.
Mind you I am not saying that the CBI is above board. It’s just that at least in this case they will certainly act more independently than the UP police.
But of course, we should not be too concerned about such trifles.
After all as the line from “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” goes: “Senorita, baray baray deshon main aisi choti choti baatein hote raheti hain”.
[Addendum: In more festive fun from the patriots at Samajwadi Party (the party that supports SIMI) , a tourist bus is stopped and the passengers beaten up in protest against the hanging of mass murderer and torturer Saddam Hussain.
Watch and applaud as a man in India, with blood trickling down his temple, is forced to shout “Saddam Hussain Zindabad”.
Bravo Mulayam Singh, protector of SIMI, Saddam fans and child rapists.
Picture courtesy: IBN]