Horrific stories of loss and desperation are appearing in the mainstream media. The Indian Express has covered the case of 14-year old Rahul Kocchar who lost both his parents on Saturday. Rahul has his half-yearly exams round the corner and has just returned "home" after cremating his parents. Kind offers of help are pouring in from all quarters, but nothing, no amount of aid can diminish the trauma that Rahul must be facing 24x7. Rahul's story here.
Outgoing CJI Justice Lahoti has lambasted the country's political setup for lacking the will to fight terror. He deemed terrorism "a crime that needed an altogether new kind of investigation". Justice Lahoti also favours retaining capital punishment in the statute book, in sharp contrast to the views held by his successor Justice Sabharwal who was sworn in today. In a snide reference to POTA, he chided the UPA Govt. for repealing the anti-terror law.