He reminds me of quote, “You scream, you cry but, do not ever give up!”
In midst of terrible conditions, he decided to gain his freedom and fought for it.
Rajmane is a poor shopkeeper who got accused of murder which he never did. There's one person who ran a illegal liquor business and got murdered. Rajmane was in debt to this person and he was taken into prison accusing, he killed to avoid the burden of loans.”
Rajmane couldn’t understand what was happening. He neither had knowledge of what was happening nor knowledge of getting out of the accusations. By lack of money, he couldn’t afford a legal aid. Though he had a lawyer, it was of no help. Besides the failure of acquitting at court, he got sentenced for 20 years.
He pleaded for the books and started learning about the law. After a lot of efforts, he could get few books on law and tried learning as much as possible. After being able to understand ynder what he was booked, he wrote 20 page appeal to High Court. He was discouraged, mocked, that his appeal won’t even be considered. Not only High court accepted the appeal, they provided a lawyer and also the lawyer was very much impressed with Rajmane’s appeal. Meanwhile he started helping other prisoners, he reached a point where even Jailors reached him for the help of few appeals. He made peace with his work at Jail.
As he pleaded at High Court, he got acquitted in less time since he never committed the crime. But still he had to spend 5 years in jail for no mistake which he committed. He cried on the day of release realising the sense of loss.
Contemplating on, “What if situation?,” I wonder what would be his life if only he hadn't entered the prison. Everything happened for a reason and he is doing a great service to the people who are in need.
This story touched me a lot. His optimism intrigued me. There are so many stories indeed in this book which are inspiring.
It’s a collection of stories of hope and courage.