My Take on the Carter Road deaths.
Yet another case of a rich drunk boy on a juggernaut.The sad part is the verdict is already out in this case.
Has anyone stopped to charge the dead people with illegal occupation of public property?How much value do they place on their own lives?Is it just the boy and his car who is responsible for the loss of 6 lives?
Will anyone charge the government and its law enforcement arm, The Mumbai Police, for dereliction of duty?Preventive measures taken beforehand would have seen the car hit a bumper or something and the only loss of life would have been that of the drunk driver!
Yes, the fellow involved is guilty but to neglect the larger infringement of law that has taken place would be criminal.The police is very efficient in evicting people who loiter around after a certain time on the road then why is that they turn a blind eye towards these pavement dwellers?
The pavement is for a purpose-to be walked upon.When you have people living there, is it surprising that someone might have to pay for it, be it the dwellers themselves yesterday or a common citizen forced to walk on the road?