February 18, 2011

Stockholm Syndrome

Indians seem to have a propensity for this. Once some high profile scamster gets caught committing some scam or crime and is sent to jail, one hears reports about how they are being treated like other jailed folks. We get to hear about how they are having to make do with simple prison accommodation and dal-roti stuff.

What does this say? Should we feel sympathetic to these criminals? What do we know about what all crimes they have committed? How much they might have eaten literally and otherwise.

When people commit frauds running into hundreds and thousands of crores, what can they do with all that money? Do people have any idea of that? If people feel so much about the inconveniences being visited upon these folks, then simply let them free to commit whatever crimes they wish to commit.

People of India have a really weird sense of right and wrong. I wish we would have a stricter law enforcement mechanism and see some serious criminals who have committed some serious crimes being given the death penalty and actually hanged. That would deter many wannabe criminals for sure.

What is wrong after all with the idea of hanging the top 100 scamsters of this country? Are we so concerned about the 'sanctity' of life that we won't want to see anyone killed? Well, then, people need to care as much for the hundreds of people who die everyday in senseless accidents on the roads of India. How many kids die in this country from childhood cancers?

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