Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A Salute to the Young talented Manjunath

Yet another incidence of a youth murdered in cold blood for living his dream to root out corruption from the Indian society. It is so sad that a young, talented and committed citizen who believed in working towards building a morally sound country was put to death. News coverage here.

Update as on 26th Nov 2005 : Public outpour with a DEMEND FOR TIMELY JUSTICE. Let us pray and hope that the government and the public work towards making it "The last such Sacrifice".

My condolences goes out to not only his family members, but also to the people of Lakhimpur where he worked; For they've lost a true hero who was sincere and honest at work inspite of having to deal with criminal and corrupt people.

To me, Manjunath was a true servant of the nation who selflessly gave his best to India and also served the local people of Lakhimpur by attempting to stop corruption in his area of responsibility.
Do we realise what we've lost with his death ? We've lost a brave and honest person and perhaps many more who would've followed his foot steps, had he lived long enough to induce sincerity and honesty in service amongst other young people. We've also lost a great opportunity to root out corrupt people who're today flourishing in this racket of adulteration of fuel.

Will the nation pay its homage to this fallen warrier who sacrificed his life for the welfare of India ? Will the government and IOC officials wake up and set an example atleast this time, by ensuring justice is served on time SWIFTLY and a BOLD message is sent to the society at large that criminal minded people will not be spared.

It is my humble request to all those who read this blog to spread the word and show protest in their own ways so that the slow moving Giant "Our justice system" acts in a similar expedited fashion as it acted when Graham Staines, an Australian was killed in Orrisa. If the governement can step up its judiciary system to convict the suspects and serve justice to a White non-Indian, then why can't they do the same in this case where the spirit of youth and virtue was shot to death.
Ms. Gladys staines was awarded padma shri award for having gone through the agony of losing her family members, does Manjunath and his family also not deserve a similar honour ? Was his sacrifice in anyway lesser or does the loss of his life not count ?

I pray to Lord Ganesha that his family's pain be eased and I wish that their emotional trauma is assuaged by means of SWIFT JUSTICE being served. We do not want to lose another Manjunath somewhere else in this country and perhaps we cannot afford to lose such rare and courageous Gems of our society.

Long time blogger Gaurav Sabnis and an alumini of IIM as was Manju also plays a tribute to the true hero who lost his life to the evil that plagues our nation today "Corruption and Criminal violence". Read about Manju and about the work that he so ardently pursued at IOC.


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