SMS your judgement, my Lord!
The greatest invention of recent times is clearly ‘sms’. The world remains in touch with you through sms. It has become already the most preferred mode of communication. If you receive sms, then etiquettes demand that you should respond to it immediately. Time is the essence in this world now and you can not be out of sync with it.
People send sms while driving, while attending lectures [this, I am told, is a national pastime], while listening to the speaker and absolutely at any time they think fit. If you are bored attending a lecture or a presentation, you send sms to all present indicating that you are bored, the lecturer or presenter does not even know what is going on in the room.
So if a judge keeps on sending sms when it is crystal clear to him that the guilt is established, how can you find a fault with him? This is what the news report says:
Convinced about the guilt of the accused, Justice Kaul [of Delhi high Court] was not to be distracted by the SMSs sent by the president of the court martial. He said: “The allegation that the president of the court martial had not applied his mind while holding the trial has not been substantiated.” “Merely because some SMSes were sent by the president on a particular day or two would not reflect the non-application of mind by the president of the court martial, more so when the accused was duly represented by defence counsel who has cross-examined each and every witness throughout the trial and has made all objections whatever available to him while recording of the evidence of those witnesses,” Justice Kaul said.
We will let you know our response through an sms, my Lord!
Interesting read. For one, i suddenly wonder if mobile phones and texting must be banned in courtrooms. If they are banned in examination centres, election booths and such other ‘sensitive’ places, how about the courtroom ?!?
I am told that President elect Obama has been asked to surrender his mobile phone for security reasons. If they hadnt done that, we perhaps could have seen a president that texts !!
That would have ushered in a new revolution !
Ohhh Vivek I am still laughing out loud at this post, I have this picture in my head showing the jusdge with messager in hand and all the members of the court staff – all messaging each other – hehehe… apart from them the accused sitting in the middle of the melee totally confused !! hehehe… total chaos reigning..
Thanks kavi and Kate. If I had your mobile numbers I would have sent sms thanking you! 🙂
1. If you could not get him on the phone, did you leave an SMS?
2. SMS is a good way to be in touch. If I don't pick up your call, leave an SMS and I will get back.
3. She: Honey, why don't you SMS me?
He: But, we talk a lot over the phone? What should I SMS about?
She: You are so unromantic!
4. Friend, who SMSes every morning: You don't respond to my messages.
Me: I get message only from you. Do you want me to forward the same back to you!
Friend: Shut up, you don't care to keep in touch. Atleast you could SMS some joke or something!
Me: But, I don't get any jokes or messages to forward. And we talked last week and nothing much has changed in my life!
Friend bangs the phone down.
There are two people who sms me regularly. One to say Good Morning another to say good night!
Good Morning Message I received today: A sunset here is a sunrise on the other end of the world. Never give up b'coz what appears to be the end may actually be a new beginning. Have an excellent day!
Good Night Message I received last night: Stars r switched ON… Sun is switched OFF… Black sky is ON & Blue sky is gone…. So a beautiful 9t is waiting for U… Have a nice sleep… Good nite…
SMSes are available for all occasions and age and gender category… Adult smses, kids smses, mom-dad smses, etc…etc…
I am sure if there was a royalty for the person who invented SMS, he would be a trillionaire by now!
I often wonder. Was there a life before cell phones ? And are we going overboard with this “instant” thing…
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