Homeless Collective asks – Salman is not guilty; then who is?
I have not to say anything against justice or judiciary system.I got a mail form our friend Kamayani Mahabal,an Activist based in Mumbai and I could not open the link despite trying again and again.I am just sharing the mail if you might open it and if allowed.
I am adding Indian Express report on this case and some relevant matter.It is for you to judge!
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The wee hours of September 18, 2002 saw the death of one homeless laborer and severe injuries to 4 others, courtesy Salman Khan's Land Cruiser. Salman, his fans and the industry have a reason to celebrate today as the Honorable High Court of Bombay has acquitted the superstar of all charges in the hit- and- run case, pointing at the "unexplained and glaring anomalies" in the evidence produced by the prosecution. However, this jubilation does not extend to the Homeless Collective, working with the homeless in the city of Mumbai and the thousands of homeless people who go to sleep each night with the palpable fear of being run over by a luxury vehicle. Our angst is not directed against Salman Khan or against the right and wrong of the verdict because we are not the ones to take call on that. What bothers us is the state's apathy towards the homeless, the system which refuses to acknowledge the perils of living on the street and shirking the responsibility of the death of many, many homeless citizens of this country, who have no option but to risk their lives every day as they sleep on footpaths and streets. By turning a blind eye to the needs of the homeless, denying their existence and treating their life and death as of little consequence, Isn't our system allowing more Salmans, more Pereiras and Nandas to crush lives of the homeless under their speeding BMWs, Audis and SUVs? It is not about who was behind the wheel, it is about why people in one city, forced to sleep on the street?
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