As per the demands of the huge number of social media followers, Bhutan might take justice to the next level. Namgay Zam and Ap SP is rumoured to be allowed to settle their disputes with a fist fight. An unusual decision for the ‘landmark case’. As it turns out, vigour begets justice.
On hearing the rumour, Sangay Tashi, the director general of Bhutan Wrestling Federation (BWF) said that trial by combat has always been in our culture since time immemorial. Especially in Eastern Bhutan, when disputes arise, the opponents resolve their feuds by Keyshey (Arm-wrestling). “It is a very popular trait in the east, and people still hugely rely on it.” He remarked.
“As exciting as the news sounds, the Government is very unlikely to let such barbaric practice happen.” Said Pema Jatsho. “Our Government is more concerned about the image of the country than actual justice being served.” He added.
Similarly, Padam, a vegetable vendor from Thimphu said that the ground rules for the combat have to be very strict especially when it involves a man and a woman. “It usually ends up biting, scratching and pulling each other’s hair.” He said.
Support-Namgay-Zam T-shirts will be available from the stall at the entrance of Changlingmethang ground on the day of the fight for the supporters. “The real strength lies in Facebook likes and shares.” “If Facebook shares can cure cancer, it sure as hell can serve justice.” Said Sonam Wangmo, freelance Journalist and professional Bhutanese dancer.
Shah Bahadur, who owns a gym house in Thimphu stated that he is willing to train both the party for a discount. In his defence, he said that this is just a start. More and more such Freedom-of-Expression related cases will follow, and that he wishes to recover the losses in the long run.”
The fight will be live telecasted for the rest of the world to see. And it is expected to double the amount of fund received in terms of foreign aid.
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