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Posted: 06 January 2011 at 9:37am | IP Logged
Originally posted by hindu4lyf

Originally posted by old-black-joe

"My question is that how many of us if put in the same position would have testified? "

Awesome topic, dia :D

Well, look at it this way. I wouldn't have put my life or my family's life at jeopardy for the sake of jessica lal.

On the other hand, it would be AWFUL to be in the shoes of Jessica's Family. Having so many witnesses, 100% of em all not testifying. :(

But then again, that's life, you can't burn yourself for the sake of other people, or for justice, although if you did, I would find oyu very noble :)

Thanks Joe. :)

It just makes you think that if we were in their shoes then we'd be ready to do almost anything to get justice but the harsh reality of it all is that not many people would come forward and risk everything in the name of justice.

If i'm honest, then I'm not sure what I'd do. I honestly wouldn't be able to live with the guilt but i'm not sure if the guilt of letting a murderer walk the streets freely is greater than the guilt of testifying and then watching your family or friends suffer because of you. 


Yes, and the underlying philosophy/force/thought etc behind not testifying is "hey man, I got my own life to lead, I understand you're in trouble, but sorry."

My dad, on the other hand, would have done everything in his power to get those guys convicted. He's more of a socialist fellow, but I'm more of a selfish capitalist. At most I once gave some kid who didnt have any pizza at a party one of my pizza slices, but otherwise I really don't care too much about other people unless I really like them. Speaking of which, if Jessica was my best friend I would have testified.

 

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Posted: 06 January 2011 at 9:46am | IP Logged
Originally posted by hindu4lyf


I respect your views and I'm glad that there are still people out there who would open their mouth and speak the truth if need be.

But say the woman that witnessed this incident was a woman in her late 20's that had been married for 3 years and has a new born baby. Would you still encourage her to testify even if it means her kid may have to grow up without their mother?

I'm not going to encourage or discourage anybody to do anything. I can just speak for myself and my decision. I have no idea what some other person might or might not do, it's none of my business either. I just know I probably will stand up for what's right rather than brushing it under the carpet. 

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Posted: 06 January 2011 at 9:57am | IP Logged
Originally posted by old-black-joe

Speaking of which, if Jessica was my best friend I would have testified. 


Maybe not best friends, but what bothers me a lot about the case is that many witnesses were allegedly friends and people she knew well.
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Posted: 06 January 2011 at 10:04am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

Originally posted by old-black-joe

Speaking of which, if Jessica was my best friend I would have testified. 


Maybe not best friends, but what bothers me a lot about the case is that many witnesses were allegedly friends and people she knew well.


Well, perhaps the relationship with jessica wasn't that close in reality if they could just abstain from testifying. Or perhaps those goons really scared the crap out of those many friends. You'd have to ask those people though.
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Posted: 06 January 2011 at 10:50am | IP Logged
I can't really put myself in the witnesses' shoes because we can only guess the level and nature of the threats they faced. Also, I think it would be quite likely that those who bow under the pressure would end up rationalising their actions and learn not to be haunted by them.

I'd like to think that I'd speak up, but that might be underestimating the level of pressure placed on those witnesses.

Lastly, it is a credit to the Indian legal system that eventually it did serve justice in this case.

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^but don't you think that these abusers of powers thrive on fear? if we as the aam junta continue to give them that leverage then they will continue to abuse power and thrive on fear. if one person decides to take a stand, then maybe their misconception would crumble. maybe they wouldn't turn out to be so powerful after all. it wouldn't do away with crime completely but it would at least give the message across. 

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