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Is a fair trial possible ? - Dhamma Wheel

Is a fair trial possible ?

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Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 am

Three of the five defendants in the Indian rape trial are claiming that their confessions were made under torture. It it easy to think " well they would claim that wouldnt they ? ".
But what if it is true ?
Where does the moral high ground lie then ?
Did they " ask for it ? "
And in any case torture or not, is it possible for them to have a fair trial ?
Furthermore is it possible to ask these questions without an implication that one is condoning rape ?
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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby Doshin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:23 am

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby badscooter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:36 am

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:38 am

By the internationally accepted criteria of a fair trial in a democratic country.
Which largely assumes innocence until guilt is proved.
Is this assumption possible in light of the publicity which surrounds this trial ?
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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby Doshin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:37 pm

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:43 pm

I am raising questions concerning complex issues. Not expecting simple answers.
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gendun
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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:21 pm

No I did not know that this topic has a history. And if it offends proprieties then I hope the moderators will intervene.
Having said that how can a topic like this NOT be appropriate on a Buddhist website per se ?
Do we live in a different world to the rest of humankind ?
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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:11 pm

I read the reports and watched the tv footage and asked myself what chance the defendants have of a fair trial, and I felt for them. That was more or less it.
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Re: Is a fair trial possible ?

Postby gendun » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:30 pm

No worries .

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