Both Houses of the Indian Parliament have condemned me for my statements about Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose without giving me an opportunity of hearing, thus violating the basic principle of natural justice that no one should be condemned unheard.
This reminds me of an episode in Lewis Carrol's ' Alice in Wonderland ', which is quoted below
" 'Let the jury consider their verdict,' the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first - verdict afterwards.'
'Stuff and nonsense!' said Alice loudly. 'The idea of having the sentence first!'
'Hold your tongue!' said the Queen, turning purple.
'I won't!' said Alice.
'Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. "
So with profound respect to the Hon'ble Members of the Indian Parliament, I have to say that they have acted like the Queen of Hearts in ' Alice in Wonderland '.
Since I was not given a hearing by Parliament I decided to go to the Court of Public Opinion and defend myself before the people who are supreme in a democracy.. Hence this brief article in ' The Hindustan Times '.