Saturday, December 22, 2012

What a wonderful judgement!!

This is true JUSTICE!


 I salute the Indonesian Judge
Must read the comments on the story at the end!

A thought provoking incident


When justice is tampered with mercy...

An Indonesian judge by the name of Marzuki was sitting in
judgment of an old lady who pleaded guilty of stealing some
tapioca from a plantation.

In her defense, she admitted to the judge that she was indeed
guilty of the crime because she was poor and her son was sick
while her grandchild was hungry.

The plantation manager insisted that she be punished as
a deterrent to others.

The judge going through the documents then looked up and
said to the old lady, "I'm sorry but I cannot make any exception
to the law and you must be punished."

The old lady was fined Rp.1 million (USD 100) and if she could
not pay the fine then she will be jailed for 2 and a half years as
demanded by the law.

She wept as she could not pay the fine.

The judge then took off his hat and put in Rp. 1 million into the
hat and said, "In the name of justice, I fine all who are in the court
Rp.50 thousand (USD 5.50) as dwellers of this city for letting a child
to starve until her grandmother has to steal to feed her grandchild.
The registrar will now collect the fines from all present."

The court managed to collect Rp 3.5 million (USD 350) whereby once
the fine was paid off, the rest was given to the old lady … including
the fine collected from the plantation manager.

This Indonesian Judge acted according to the true Islamic Sharia
as practiced by Hazrat Ali as. That if a person is hungry, then the
punishment for stealing is NOT meted out to such a person and
society must feed that poor person.

If you forward this correspondence, please kindly delete the
forwarding history - which includes all email addresses.  ~ 
Thank You.~

No comments: