This Sunday is being celebrated as Justice Sunday. The theme I respect you. An excellent message but what is the implementation
I respect you when the Chairman of the Justice and Peace Commission visits and meets the accused paedophile priest without Court permission and refuses to meet the victim child.
I respect you when you resell the gardens already sold in Marinagar Mahim.
I respect you when you allow tenants who are already rehoused once to be rehoused again in order to get more FSI.
I respect you when you are a mute spectator and do not report about the rapes committed by the religious in Kerala and Jallandhar.
I respect you when you justify the cameras in ladies toilets and for keeping the mirror under the camera and not above the wash basin.
I respect you when you used the church machinery to spoil peoples names.
I respect you when you use brute force to make a wrong right and take an illegal morcha to the Police Station.
I respect you when you say that ” I do not work under time limits”. Even after 9 years I am still waiting for the decision.
I respect you when you state in the press that I have ordered an inquiry in the year 2011 but till today my statement has yet to be recorded.
I respect you when you publish one sided news and only give your side of the story.
I respect you when you take the bungalow on trust in Goregaon and then stick to it till date.
I respect you when you take no action against priests who have broken the seal of confession.
I respect you when you use the church pulpit to spoil peoples names.
I respect you when you pretend to be in the dark even though you are fully informed.
I respect you when you side track good priests who refuse to toe your line.
I respect you when allow residences to be used as offices thereby denying catholics houses because those business men happen to be your friends.
The list can go on and on and my respect for you will not end.
Justice Sunday has indeed a new meaning and I respect you for that.
A. M. Sodder