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April 21, 2011 (Thrusday) : No one killed Jessica

Jessica Lall, a young model, was shot dead on 29 April 1999 by Manu Sharma, the son of Vinod Sharma, a politician in Haryana. There were dozens of witnesses. But, Manu Sharma and his associates were acquitted by the court as the prosecution succumbed to the defense having patronage of a resourceful politician father. Most of the critical witnesses had turned hostile and ballistic report was manipulated. However, following intense media and public pressure, the prosecution appealed to Delhi High Court against the order of lower court. The High Court, taking cognizance of widespread people’s feeling, conducted proceedings on a fast track. Manu Sharma was ultimately found guilty of having murdered Jessica Lall. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

The whole story has been captured in a well appreciated film released last year “No one Killed Jessica”. The movie has a very powerful impact on people not knowing the details of the saga. One question, however, that remained uppermost in the mind of a viewer after watching the movie was whether witnesses and investigators were not responsible for the injustice to a dead soul? This high profile case exposed the inherent weakness of the legal system prevailing in the country. Essentially, Indian law system lacked in witness protection and perjury proceedings. Today, there is a small story on perjury proceedings by Delhi High Court against the hostile witnesses and ballistic expert involved in the same Jessica Lall case. This new dimension of perjury proceedings is indeed a gift from the good soul of Jessica Lall to Indian legal system.

For some time, it has been very hectic for the judiciary in India. The judiciary has to substitute for the near absence of the executive machinery which is loath to act unless instructed or guided. Actually, Government has been doing the opposite by stalling proceedings or negating the exposure of worng-doings in the first place. In the case of appointment of tainted Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC),P.J.Thomas, Government protested that appointment of CVC is its prerogative and Court's stand in this matter amounted to be an infringement of judiciary in the matter of executive functions. On the other hand, Government sought to write off existance of any scam in 2G spectrum distribution even when Government audit itself brought out the details of wrong doings in the distribution of 2G licenses. Surprisingly, the indifference of Government is not limitied to financial or administrative mangement. Even on matters of social program like public distribution, the court has to intervene. ‘We cannot have two Indias. You want the world to believe we are the strongest emerging economy, but millions of poor and hungry people are a stark contrast.”, the Supreme Court said. The Court also appointed a committee headed by a former SC judge to draw a blueprint for computerization of the Public Distribution System (PDS). The PDS is a key component of Government program to help poor and needy.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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