by: Hillol Ray
|Beside environmental pollution in many developing nations, problems related to lawlessness prevail over High Court or Supreme Court decisions. Public or mob often takes the law in own hands, especially in remote villages, and kills the miscreant in barbaric ways (e.g. by using bamboo sticks or burning/burying alive, by slashing the face or throat with sharp or blunt knives, etc.). From the viewpoint of developed nations, such episode reminds me about a jungle out there, like an animal kingdom (with hopping kangaroos, or leaping cheetahs), where co-existence or tolerance is rarely seen, and killing is the only way for survival or revenge. “Kangaroo Court” in “H-Ray Vision” is an attempt to refer to such system where barbaric deliberations of civil justice take place without any remorse.|
|Memories of the formative years|
|Often take me back-|
To the villages of my native land,
Where affluence seems to lack!
On a recent exploration of civil justice
And environmental pollution-
I decided to visit developing nations
To discover a few solution!
Acclimatization to my adopted land
Over the past thirty years-
Has found a new me to roll back
My eyes with joy and tears!
Solution of pollution is firmly rooted
In my thoughts to share-
With the world now in disarray,
But I seem to care!
Invention and innovation flock my mind
For the benefits of humanity-
And they’ve made me a welder of peace
To unleash the vanity!
Civil justice in the developing
And developed nations still wildly varies-
While loathing veils bribery,
To define social standing someone carries!
Punishments of crimes are deliberated
Via High Court or Supreme Court Orders-
And terms are set by the judges,
Depending on moods on their mental borders!
Extramarital affairs in the developed nations
Are truly not an eye sore-
Regardless of the court rulings,
Society allows them more and more!
But moral decency in developing nations
Hangs high, and aren’t stretched thin by law-
So the justice is served quickly
To the culprit without any flaw!
Police and law enforcement may or may not
Even get the chance-
To appear on the scene or settle a dispute,
With their song and dance!
Defending mob takes the law in own hands
To deliver to the offender until death-
And brags about the justice served
By the “Kangaroo Court” while placing a wreath!!