Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Old misattributions die hard

He didn't say it.
Writing in Brighter Kashmir, Nilesh Kunwar observes:
Military courts were created in Pakistan after the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) terror attack for speedy trail of terror suspects. Since January 2015, these courts have convicted 346 people, awarding death sentence to 196 and imprisonment to 150 persons. Only one person has been acquitted. An ironical twist clearly reveals the motivated approach of military courts. With no other evidence except [Kulbhushan] Jadhav’s confession, a Pakistani military court took only 14 months to sentence him to death. But Jamaatul Ahrar and (JuA) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan who has already accepted responsibility for numerous terror strikes including the Peshawar APS attack that killed 144 students and has been in Pakistan army’s custody since April 2017, hasn’t even been charge-sheeted as yet! 
After seeing the slipshod way in which military courts are functioning in Pakistan, even the most die-hard Pakistan army fans will start agreeing with Groucho Marx’s view* that “Military justice is to justice what military music is to music!”
* Nope. It was Georges Clémenceau. The author must have missed this 2015 post. (Footnote added.)

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