habal wrote:Everything about this is wrong !
1. It's the word of the officer against the word of the sepoy. Even military courts seem to take the officer's word and aquit them of any responsibility because hey the jawans mutinied. So officer's word takes precedence.
You are making accusations which are contrary to the fact on the ground. First, the officers would have been charged for the mistakes/crimes/errors they've committed. Which was not mutiny. So, their punishment depends on charges slapped against them. The fact that soldiers mutinied does not absolve them of their crimes. In fact, the Commanding Officer would be the most damned person because he would be charged with loss of command and control.
2. Why have batmen in close proximity with wives & girlfriends and do not expect something like this ? Grin & bear it then. Officers have bought this upon themselves and have only themselves to blame. You got a male ayah and want him to be neutered one on top and that too on sarkari kharcha-paani. If the batmen make out with wives then grin and bear it and take it in your stride.
Tell me, do you proceed with the assumption that if female members of your family are working closely with male colleagues, they are definitely going to be adulterous and promiscuous and make out with them?
3. disproportionate punishment, for jawans and light reprimands for officers. It will spoil morale of jawans and in future we will see what consequences it brings to bear.
The act of officers and JCO/OR are different and will invite punishment basis that.
4. It's highly likely that both the sepoy and the officer's wife were equally involved, but she gets away lightly. It isn't easy for such a thing to happen if the woman in picture does nothing to initiate or respond. The sepoy isn't going to force himself on his officers wife. That is called rape. If that happened then he would have been shot and then the entire matter hushed up. No other jawan would have taken sides with the sepoy as well.
The above part is nothing but wild speculation. And slanderous one at that. You're basing everything on the article which has one sided story concocted by the defense counsel. The fact remains that the soldier was reprimanded and given sentence for violating the modesty of the officer's wife.
It's a pack instinct and the officers are one pack against the less empowered pack of jawans. Sadly for jawans the military courts are also manned by officers. Game, Set & Match for officers.
That is a twisted logic simply to further an already twisted line of argument. And it especially in this case where it is not a case of officers versus soldiers. Those 160 men went on collective insubordination aka mutiny and will be treated for this crime.
For centuries, the same men have willingly followed their officers into battle and death...and a million strong army continues to function as a cohesive unit.
It's a situation wherein the govt should interfere and set things straight rather than leave everything to the army to sort out. They are not capable of doing it.
Well, thank god the GOI does not have any such cuckoo ideas!