I’ve spent the last few weeks reading about life in prison. I must say it’s time well spent. Advance preparation always helps. Tomorrow I could be carted off to jail. So could you. In case you’ve been too busy stealing hotel towels in Bali to get what I’m talking about, let me bring you up to speed.
According to a proposed new amendment to the UAPA, the government can unilaterally declare you a terrorist. The onus will then be on you to prove that you aren’t one. The best part is you don’t even have to do any actual terrorism — such as shooting, exploding bombs etc. All that’s needed is for the government to think the thought.
It’s like how God created the universe: let there be light, and there was light. One fine morning, Chota Voldemort wakes up and says, “Let Sharma-ji be a terrorist”, and lo and behold, from that day on, Sharma-ji is Kasab-ji.