The Terrorist Who Never Was
The day that changed his life for the worse
It was a silent night of 20th February 1998. Mohammed Aamir Khan, an 18-year-old boy left his house in Old Delhi at 9 pm. He didn’t know what was coming his way until he was kidnapped by the people in the car. He was then tied and blindfolded and was forced to sit on the floor of a Maruti Gypsy, later he finds himself in a room filled with 10-12 people who were all dressed as civilians. They started interrogating him and used to torture him when he demanded the location of his whereabouts or when he requested them to let him go home. This painful ordeal went on for a week. This used to happen daily and every time he couldn’t give an answer he was tortured inhumanely. Aamir didn’t know at the time that who were those people and why did they abduct him. After 5-6 days he was asked to sign on a bunch of blank paper. He was again tortured when he refused to do so. His nails were pulled out and was tortured in different other methods until he didn’t give up. After days of torturing, he finally came to know the identity of the people and the reason behind he being picked up. The policemen had picked Aamir on the charge of being the prime conspirator of the 1996-1997 blasts, which shook the nation to the core. In prison, despite the torture, he decided to continue his studies.
Brutal ordeal continues
A record to forget
The Logical Indian appeals to the government to bring about mechanisms of speedy trials for the incarcerated people awaiting trials besides false arrests severely dents the credibility besides subjects the citizens to tremendous fear. Proper arrests, free and fair trial and upholding the rule of law are important aspects of democracy that should be strengthened by the government and administration.