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G A Builder arm of RNA Corp. Cheats senior citizen Murlidhar Prabhu age 85 He is homeless for last 12 years since he gave his home for redevelopment to RNA corp. The Builder is not giving rent nor constructing the building he is at the fag end of his life, He filled a complaint in RERA for relief but got highly disappointed as RERA did not gave order in his favor nor gave any relief and he was advised to approach High Court as RERA can give relief to only new home buyers and not the existing members of redevelopment project this a big drawback of RERA I request PM Narendra Modi and CM Devendra Fadnavis to amend the act to incorporate provision for original members of redevelopment project and not tolet them at the mercy of Builders.

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Jai Hind Jai Maharashtra

POSTED IN PUBLIC INTEREST BY
Sulaiman Bhimani Legal Consultant
Human and Civil Rights Activist
President Citizens Justice Forum 
President of Janata Congress party (Mumbai District)
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As I watch the Gorakhpur tragedy unfold, "Nero's Guests", a documentary by P Sainath, comes to my mind. It concludes with Sainath's speech where he shares a piece of ancient history involving Nero, the infamous emperor of Rome.

When Rome burnt and Nero could not control the fire, he decided to throw a party and invite "everybody who was anybody" to deflect attention from the fire. But there was no provision to illuminate the huge garden that was supposed to accommodate the laundry list of invitees. Which is when Nero had an idea.

He summoned the convicts in the Roman jail, particularly the ones about to be hanged or imprisoned for life, and burnt them alive in the periphery of the garden. The fire ensured there was no absence of light, and the party went on without any difficulties.

As horrific as it sounds, Sainath makes an important point. "The problem for me is not Nero," he says in the speech. "What did Nero's guests do? Did they speak out against it?"

The reactions to the Gorakhpur massacre and I use the word massacre with all responsibility, indicate we, as a society, particularly the urban middle class, have become Nero's guests. The government hospital does not pay 60 lakh rupees for kids' oxygen but spends 40 crores on cow ambulances. In the aftermath of what happened, the doctor who spent from his own pocket to save kids is sacked. One or two other people have been suspended, but the babus, and more importantly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have shrugged responsibility when the buck directly stops with him.

Yet, social media is flooding with comments normalizing the incident. We are being told how people have died at the hospital in the past, and how Gorakhpur is an ideal town. The doctor who saved kids is sacked and we are told how he is actually an immoral man being accused of crimes in 2009. So when Times Now anchor Navika Kumar asks her guest to not "rake up kids' deaths and divert from real issues" while debating Vande Mataram, she seems to be a mere reflection of Nero's guests who watch her show.

When a man is killed in Dadri, we discuss whether the meat in his fridge was beef. When a man is lynched in Rajasthan, we wonder whether he indeed had a legitimate permit, as if it justifies the lynching if he did not. The way we, in the media, report rural India, and the indifference with which the urban middle class treats the plight of those who are not "one of them", are all examples of normalisation that establish ourselves as Nero's guests. However, If 60 infants dying due to criminal negligence does not disturb us, then nothing will.

The normalization has severely and successfully diluted the value of human life. As George Orwell famously said, "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than the others."

When in life you really lack a backbone,
you hide behind and say'to everybody his own'.
Even if the people on the streets go insane,
corruption goes on endlessly, without a bane.

Promises have been made and will be made again,
just like injections to relieve the pain.
Those of us who matter just don't care,
even for the corrupt it's just a scare.

We plant a seed and wait for it to grow,
patiently we water and till row by row,
the eyes of the corrupt fall on the standing crop,
for'their share' of the 'booty' they stoop and drop,
plundering the farm with their 'acid rain',
'honesty' is a word that causes much pain.

Even in this mayhem there is a shimmering light,
i see some shadows,deep in the dark night,
hope these shadows will get brighter with time,
and there will be an end to corruption and crime.

What India needs is not just another'Anna',
'Hazaars' will be needed, tabhi baat hai banna.

~ Ashish Bhalla