Thursday, November 16, 2006

Happy, could've been happier

Like most people, I'm reasonably satisfied that the WP Bill has passed. Yes the lewdness clause was a shameless attempt at placating the Mindless Medieval Assholes. But as some of the reports I linked to last night said, a rape case can't become an adultery case, though the reverse is possible. One of the most important things to come out of this is that forensic (DNA) evidence can now be used to prosecute rapists. All in all, this is most definitely a step in the right direction. As I said in an email to a friend about this, I've developed a beggars-can't-be-choosers mentality to this question. In other words, some progress is better than none. I'm even inclined to say that Musharraf and the Parliament deserve a pat on the back. Combined with the non-negative news coming out of the Foreign Secretaries' meeting in Delhi, and it's been a good couple of days current events-wise. Now watch something terrible happen tomorrow morning.

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