However, men and women of wisdom and conscience are yet to be seen at the statehouse with the aim to give wise counsel to the executive to intervene and put an end to detention without trial. What is the state trying to teach insurgents who are already dead? Those who are alive are now charged in the US. The state has not mentioned any casualty in the ranks of its security forces. Magnanimity is the hallmark of a mature and decent political leadership. Revenge is the hall mark of an uncouth and contemptuous political leadership. A nation deserves a leadership which acts without fear or favour, affection or ill will in accordance with law and standards of best practice. It is the dictate of law that one must not be punished for an offence one has not committed and without relying on the due process of law. The state should not remain quiet. Its role is to protect and not to coerce its citizens.]]>

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