Wednesday, July 30

Radhabinod Pal

You won't hear about pal son. Not easily. But strangely enough, the judges who write dissenting opinions are perhaps more erudite, more brilliant, more principled than the judges who write the majority opinion. I've read several opinions in the Indian, British and american supreme courts and that's what comes across firmly. 

Justice Pal was one person like this. Brilliant man. When you get a chance son. Read his 250k word judgement. Reason, clarity and thought and logic. That's where civilisation differs from the religious law idiots who run after sharia or Hindu or Christian law. Know this son, anybody who demands religious laws is a bigot and a discriminatory illiterate arsehole. It's our duty to fight against these morons. 

But back to Pal. He fought against the idea that history is written by the victors. See? Reason. The Americans think that they were innocent but nope. There's another book out which talks about how the american soldiers created a wave of rape after landing in France. So while USA does great things, it's not totally innocent either. Life and history aren't that clear cut. 



Radhabinod Pal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Justice Radha Binod Pal (27 January 1886 – 10 January 1967) was an Indianjurist. He was the Indian member appointed to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East’s trials of Japanese war crimes committed during thesecond World War. Among all the judges of the tribunal, he was the only one who submitted a judgment which insisted all defendants were not guilty. TheYasukuni Shrine and the Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine has monuments specially dedicated to Justice Pal.

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