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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The grounds beneath the law

It seems the fast-track court and the headquarters of the municipal corporation of Kalyan-Dombovili are constructed on illegal land. Such fun -- and I'm sure the very people who occupy these buildings rail against illegal slums.

Instantly I say hutments should spring up within the court premises. As a trial takes place people should perform their daily ablutions behind the witness box. Half-naked men should go and squat in front of the judge's table. Then they'll notice.

The judge will rise from his imperial chair, his black gown stinking with all the sweat of Bombay (ok, some), and yell, "Get out of this place, you have no business being here."

Unnoticed, irony will descend.
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