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Saturday, January 9, 2010

D-Day


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 6; the sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Wajeed took the old black robe and wore it with pride. It was the D-Day. He never wanted this day to come in his life. In fact he never imagined. The whole country will be witnessing this. Every news channel will telecast. He took the thick glass with his shaking hands. 'The hands are shaking. Is it because of my impending age or this day?', thought Wajeed. He saw the old clock above the Teak cabinet. 'Time to leave this room and face the reality. Fine.. Let me go'.

Wajeed Iqbal, is the Chief justice of India (CJoI). He felt, he rose to this esteemed position because of the unbiased justice he gave. God wanted to check his fairness. That's why now he is here to give the final judgement, which the entire nation is expecting. The accused is Wajeed's only son Shafkhat - Shafkhat Iqbal. Before 3 years, Wajeed sent him out of the house for cheating with the college people and faking the marks. He expected that Shafkhat will return the next day. But to everyone's dismay he never returned.

Wajeed's family was doomed the day when the nation faced the worst terror attacks. It was Aaliya, Shafkhat's mom who first identified Shafkhat's face which was being televised in the news channels. After Wajeed threw him away from the home, Shafkhat joined a terrorist group. It was the same terrorist group that made the entire country witness a worst havoc. Many Jihad's died in that operation and he was caught alive by the police. The case was shifted to the supreme court and Wajeed has to give the final judgement.

Today Morning - Wajeed was standing before the mirror looking at his bloodshot eyes. He spent the entire night reading and re-reading all the law books wanting a single point that could save Shafkhat from the ropes. But law didn't provide a single hole that he could use to save Shafkhat from the ropes. Aaliya saw him from the corner of the room and came near him. She touched his shoulder. The mere touch sent a current through his veins and he turned back instantly and searched answers to his questions. She wiped his tears and told, "Allah will give you the courage and he will make you to give the right judgement Wajeed. But remember one thing, Shafkhat is our only son and I know you love him more than I do". Wajeed saw her as the epitome of motherliness. He got ready for facing the truth.

Now (Inside the Court) - The prosecutor was arguing and examining all the eye-witness. Shafkhat was standing with his head bent down. Wajeed wanted to save his son. But he is the CJoI. Here, he is the representative of 1000's of people who lost their kith and kin. He is the only ray of hope for them. They wanted justice, they wanted Shafkhat's death. Their rage told them all. Aaliya's unspoken words conflicted with his inner thoughts.

He was sitting oblivious to the courtroom. None of the sections, the prosecutor told registered in his mind. Every nerve of him wanted to save Shafkhat, though he is a terrorist. His mind had a dirty thought (Red) of saving his son, telling some fake reasons. If he choose that decision, the entire nation will spat on him. But his son will be alive. Aaliya would be happy. On the other hand, If he deters his previous decision (pink), Shafkhat will be behind the bars, counting his last days. The entire nation would be happy for Wajeed. But he cant face Aaliya after his gruesome decision. His level of prejudice is being checked here. The straight line between the two, Red and Pink decides it all. It makes him either human or demon. Suddenly, he was relieved of thoughts. He took a decision, The decision he wanted (yellow inside the head). He was happy. Extremely happy.


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 6; the sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

With Love,

Shruti-Logo

Image Courtesy : Google Images

P.S : This is just a Fiction and It may differ from the actual rules of Indian Judiciary. Kindly Excuse me.

93 comments:

SiD said...

nice post...and as usual... sabse end mein...:D

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Shruthi,
I am extremely not happy ! :-). What's the 'yellow' decision ? I know you will say it is left to the imagination of the readers ?

My choices :

1.Cyanide pill ? Maybe sleeping ones ?
2. He crapped his pants :-)

Shruti said...

>>Sid
Yep, maintaining the trading of being the last. :P
Thank u!

Shruti said...

>>Madhu
Extremely not happy? :(
Poor me :(
obviously its an open ending! And I thought, you could understand
Yellow decision - He sentenced his son. He is happy for NOT giving Impartial judgement.

Karthik said...

Very nice story.
I too didn't understand the significance of yellow in the beginning, but now I got it after reading your comment.
All the best! :)

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Shruthi,
I got that it was open ended, hence my guesses. But I thought pink was justice/good ; red injustice and yellow in-between :-) . After building the story so well, the indeterminate yellow left me high and dry. Yes I could hazard guesses but it's not the same as what's in the author's head :-)


Your explanation in comments helps.


Hey, Not happy joke tha baba

Raksha Raman said...

Hello Shruti..overall, nice attempt to justify your interpretation. I'm a little confused with the 'yellow' part of the climax though..was expecting something more intense. All the best!

pra said...

Really nice story Shruti! Two thumps up for this one!!

Guria said...

Shruti, good attempt girl! Though I didnot understand the role of the picture in this, but then I am dumb! :P :D
I also didn't understand "yellow", and will add to Madhu's choices:
He got jaundice (yellow) and postponed the hearing! :D :D

gils said...

!!!! enna oru sinthanai enna oru sinthanai..!!! nee inga iruka vendia aalay ila!!

Anu...:) said...

Nice one akka...
But frankly,this one was predictable!

debosmita said...

Lovely story and interpretation of the picture :-)

Just one point coming from this lawyer - judges cannot decide cases where they have any kind of interest - financial, professional or personal... ;-)

but its a fiction, so it can be happily overlooked :-)

in the previous comment, u mean "he is happy for giving an impartial judgment"?

Shruti said...

>>Karthik
Hey I left the yellow part bluntly just for readers interpretation. But I feel I should have explained!
Thank u!

Shruti said...

>>Madhu
Hey I understood it was nt meant, I mean ur joke.. I was checking the comments in the morning. So it was a sleepy comment :P
pink n red is correct. Yellow is nt in between baba :)
Yellow is the final clear decision! Hope u r clear now!

Shruti said...

>>Raksha
Hey raksha, welcome to H&M.
I left the end for the readers to guess! But Now i feel i must have explained :)
Thank u!
Yellow is the final decision he took :)

Shruti said...

>>Pra
Hey thanks a bunch pra

Shruti said...

>>Guria
Hey the paragraph below the picture is the explanation of picture. The confusion and the conflicts of his thoughts is the interpretation for the pic!

And LOL at ur YELLOW thing! Yellow is the final clear decision he took. ty :)

Shruti said...

>>Gils
Avvvv... Yen yenna yenga thoratha pora?!

Shruti said...

>>Anu
U predicted the end na?Yeah thats y I left an open ending :P

Shruti said...

>>Debosmita
Thank u girl
Hey I know that judges cant trial their relatives :P
But this is a true fiction! Thats why I added a PS.

Yeah he is happy for giving impatial judgement. I was about to write, HAPPY FOR NOT GIVING PARTIAL JUDGEMENT, but I was sleepy and mixed up sentences :P

vEnKy said...

I just dont why you guys this open ending, to be honest i am baffled. I think this is probably the best i have read so far in this competition hopefully i will end voting for this

Roshmi Sinha said...

Nice attempt... but I was expecting something more intense... in the end.

All the best for BATOM!

Nethra said...

What was the judgement by the way. Anyways, it was a nice read.
All the best. :)

Shruti said...

>>Venky
Hey opinion differs from person to person to person. They expected a bit more from this story I guess!

And thanks a ton da :)

Shruti said...

>>Roshmi
Everybody tells the same :(

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi SHruti,

How are you??

Nice to read you after such a long time.. and thanks fr this post.. hw r ur days going on?

wish u all the success..

Chetan said...

good one
i liked the ending, for yellow color signifies comfort

Neha said...

the image was well described here.. good to see tht few people are actually keeping the theme in mind.. :))

@ M and G, tum dono ka kya hoga :P :D

Karthikeyan S said...

Yellow??

pawan said...

Good :)

Saurabh Panshikar said...

Firstly LOL @ Guria'z comment!

Secondly this post messed my head pretty badly... Ummmm Let me think of everything that is Yellow

Sunflowers? Sun? Fire? Turmeric? Me Shirt?

Naaaaaa........ Why don't you go on and a give a solid ending to the post now?

If you do, I'l vote for you!

PS: Even me gonna ">>" while replying to comments on my blog from now

Makk said...

hummmmmm...........kind of

Okay!

Tavish Chadha said...

The piece started off extremely well... the suspense created over the judgement kept me guessing till the end... but the end was disappointing... :(
u could have used the picture much better...
but like I said the beginning was splendid... will definitely come back for more and all the best for BAT 6

cheers!
Tavish
Latest Post:All in a day's work psrt 2 - (Bolg-a-ton 6)

Shruti said...

>>Prams
Hey girl, am extremely fine.. How are you? How is your work n other stuffs?

Keep coming and thanks :)

Shruti said...

>>Chetan
Good lord, atleast you understood the ending!

Shruti said...

>>Neha
U understood? A lawyer herself understood this! wow :)
Thank u neha!

M&G have gone nuts.. Its as simple as that :D

Shruti said...

>>Karthikeyan
Hey yellow?? What u actually didn't understand? The end? Wajeed sentenced his son!

Shruti said...

>>Pawan
Thanks :)

Shruti said...

>>Saurabh
Huh! You too joined the wagon? Poor me :(
Actually what you mean by solid ending? The one which 'spoon feeds' the readers and the one which doesn't make them think, 'What could be the possible ending?'

Am sad :(
If I do u ll vote me, or else? I am really happy that u feel that my post is worth voting! Thanks yaar :)

U are a copy cat if u put ">>" in your comments :P

Shruti said...

>>Makk
Is it? Hmmm *thinking loud*

Shruti said...

>>Tavish
Hey what you mean by, 'the end was disappointing... :('

U too didn't get the ending or what :(

Keep visiting and wish u the same yaar :)

Shruti said...

>>Nethra
Hey girl, the judgement is Wajeed sentenced his son

Tavish Chadha said...

Hey Shruti... the problem was the beginning was so intense and I expected an ending... i am not a huge fan of open ended stories... so u c the problem is with me not you... :)

Cheers!

dmanji said...

Nice one as ever and I too was confused with the Yellow decision but reading the comments its clear ... thats the advantage of reading a post late ;)

Harsha Chittar said...

Hi Shruti
Good story, definitely a different concept than all the other posts. Do keep writing more

HaRy!! said...

gr8 going!! :D wishes for yu to win! nala irunthichi...topic ku correct ah yu hav written...naraya R&D senjio?

Bharathi said...

can I know y u decided to keep it open ended?

Megha said...

Nice interpretation of the picture :)
Very different.

Following u :)

lostworld said...

Shruti, that was beautifully written. I was hooked to thr story & was imagining the court scene in my mind. What a tough decision for the CJoI. You weaved a lovely plot. Big fan!!
Cheers.

gkam said...

What a predicament! CJI having to sentence his own son.

Kudos to ur imagination. I could've never thought of an 'judgment' angle.

I would have been even better, if some hints were dropped for the finish.

Good luck for BATOM6! :)

kanagu said...

wonderful narration Shruti...

but I didn't enjoyed this one as enjoyed some of your previous stories :(

actually I couldn't relate myself, I think...

Shruti said...

>>Tavish
U wanted a spoon fed story? :P
This is my first attempt in writing a open ended story, but that backfired me I guess ^_^

Shruti said...

>>Dhiman
Hey what an explanation U gave for reading the post late :P

Thank u re :) Glad that u liked my post as ever

Shruti said...

>>Harsha
Hey, thanks for dropping by :)
Thank u :)

Shruti said...

>>Hary
hey no R&D :P
I felt like writing this, wrote it as such, I wrote, whatever I imagined..
Ne aal address ye illa :(

Shruti said...

>>Bharathi
a very different comment from u as usual :)
The reason is I wanted to give a try! Also, I thought this will suit the story :)
But in the end it backfired me and I was proved wrong of my decisions!

Shruti said...

>>Megha
Hey thanks girl :)
Thanks for following me too :)

Shruti said...

>>Rohitha
Hey sweetheart, thanks a bunch for all those good words! Its indeed a tough decision for the CJoI

Shruti said...

>>Gkam
Welcome to H&M. Thanks and this is the only angle I thought of :P

The end..hmmm, I understood your difficulty, but it happens! Thanks and cheers to you!

Shruti said...

>>Kanagu
You didn't enjoy this eh :(
Am sorry, but why kanagu???

dattaabhishek said...

I loved the whole thing of leaving somethings to the imagination of the readers. It would have been better if you had not explained it in the comments.

Shruti said...

>>Abhishek
Hey welcome to H&M!
If i had not explained in my comments, many of my frens would not have understood what I tried saying!

Bharathi said...

you narrated the story well. but I feel the open ending isnt that essential.

Being a strict and honest personality, everyone will expect him to pass the judgment against him.

Or he can resign from the job before the d day. that will reduce the respect for the character and again that is expected.

May be you could have tried this. the son, committing suicide writing a senti letter that he hasnt done anything to his dad till now. at least now, he wanted to save him from embarrassment.

Note: I told you, off late more Vijay films started influencing me :-)

Shas said...

Hey good one.
Keep it up!

geeta said...

Lovely Interpretation...My bird of imagination cannot fly so high...seriously..

Talking Skull said...

I can understand that this is fiction. But, when was the last time a sentence/ judgement was awarded for a terrorist? ...And, Wajid Khan could have easily resorted an unending series of adjournments to balance his professional and personal duties!!

This is not done. You should not be misguiding the naive citizens of India.... And, you could have added some interesting sub-plots like a Human Rights Group asking for his release or the defense claiming that Shafkhat was yet to be born, and hence prosecution must show a birth certificate to prove that Shafkhat has been born etc. etc.

"He took a decision,..." - I am deeply hurt to the core that my fellow-citizens may get an impression that "decisions" are indeed taken in the courts!! Please remove that offensive sentence from this blog, or else we will have to resort to 'pieceful' protest...

Sarcasm apart, it was a GREAT read... :-)

Mudra said...

interesting read...
didn't gt the yellow reference until you clarified in your response

good luck with baton-6

Shruti said...

>>Bharathi
Vijay has really scared u I guess! And this open ending may not be needed! But I wanted to give a try! Tried and will try more, just 2 confuse some :P

Shruti said...

>>Shas
Thanks girl :)

Shruti said...

>>Geeta
Hey welcome to H&M.. Btw, my bird always flies high, but its a rare thing that I write them :P

Shruti said...

>>Talking skull
Good to see you in my blog.. Firstly he is Wajeed Iqbal and not Wajeed Khan.. He could have adjourned but anyways his son his going to be remanded. So what if he himself gives that decision?

U are vey good at devoloping the stories! Also, this is just a short story.

'He took a decision', is this an offensive sentence? C'mon dude, chill up and enjoy! After all, this is just a piece of fiction as you said! 'Pieceful protest' eh? Good.. Start it.. am not gonna edit my post :)

And a Big thanks :) Not sarcasm re, a real thanks ;)

Shruti said...

>>Mudra
Welcome to H&M
Its bad that I couldn't clarify it in the post itself..

pushpee said...

Nice interpretation of the picture..wish there was a twist to the story too...:))

Abdul said...

yellow, red, pink, good, bad and bla bla bla.. too much to understand..

Shruti said...

>>Pushpee
Even I wished a twist! But my mind failed to give me a proper twist.

Shruti said...

>>Abdul
!!
Too much brilliance is needed to understand ur comment!

Tavish Chadha said...

yeah i am used to being spoon fed... my mind kinda works a little slowly u c...hehehe

P.S. I think u shud compile all these comments into the next post... its gonna be interesting to read them like that... hehe

Cheers!
Tavish

aativas said...

Good story. But practically, father will not be 'allowed'to work as Chief Justice of India if his son is accused of terrorist activity. That is how it happens in real life I guess. But I can understand the dilemma of the father..

vEnKy said...

I would like say one thing to Bharathi

See the open ending leaves the option to the reader and you wouldn't be thinking about different climax it wasn't one

and 2 Since yellow is happiness. He can be happy about many things his son's escape or justice prevail or freeing himself of the obligation of the judge to decide.

There are whole possibility of endings the reader can chose whatever they want I think one need not be Einstein to understand this simple story.

Shruti said...

>>Tavish
U indeed have a biggie heart boy! U accept everything frankly :)

And LOL at ur PS! U read my other posts comments! U will find it really good :)
I have very good readers :)

Shruti said...

>>Aativas
Hey savitha, I know that! This is a branded fiction.. U read my PS of this post? I have added it there :)

Shruti said...

>>Venky
U saw all other possibilities readers gave for that yellow? Even they said jaundice :P

kanagu said...

why are you saying sorry??? if I didn't enjoyed it, it's not your mistake... totally mine... maybe its not suited to my taste..

and the other thing is the climax is quite predictable...

a creator should never say sorry...

The Aspirant said...

A nice post........m happy dat i read comments before posting mine as dat made me know d decision ;)
But d two roads for cjoi has been nicely xplanied......
gud wrk

cheers

evanescentthoughts said...

Girlie this was one of your BEST :) I really loved this story! Hope you win the blogaton this time. I havent read any other blogaton post but this one was reallyyy good :)

Shruti said...

>>Kanagu
What kinda genre u enjoy?!

Shruti said...

>>TA
U too dint understand the end before reading comments eh?!

Shruti said...

>>AK
Me winning blog-a-ton?! Hope that happens if am the only participant :P

A big hugg to u girl :)

Mahesh Kalaal said...

I wold like to appreciate your attempt rather than the post...
Somehow i couldnt get the colour interpretation....
I am missing the flavor of shruthi's narration and treatment....
May be your are trying new things or experimenting and i feel thats very gud for a writer to evolve...
Am in bit dilemma too :)

Shruti said...

>>Mahi
Thanks for ur appreciation :)
Dilemma reg what!?

Tavish Chadha said...

OMG!!! 90 comments? 91 after this... send this for the genius book of world records... am sure they will add this to their list...lol

do 1 thing add 99 random comments after this and you will complete a centure... lol

Shruti said...

>>Tavish
92 after this :D
LOL at ur idea Tavish :P

Bala said...

Hey Shruti..

I’m really speechless. Just with a kiddy picture, you’ve written a great dramatic story.

I don’t know what to say… I think this is the stage you should play your cards…

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