The verdict has made a mockery of our legal system. We just don't value human lives... :( The system has failed not only those who were affected by the tragedy, but the world. The government got to wake up and do something at least now.
NDTV was right in asking.. if this had happened in America ??
Incidentally, America is struggling to come to grip with the another man-made disaster - the oil spill. It is said even natural disasters affect the popularity rating of leaders and governments. This spill and inaction thereof, is suicidal. But, you can count on the President of USA and others in his establishment failing to live up to this challenge.
Thomas L Friedman rightly commented, oil spill is a defining moment for the US !
Even the most powerful on earth can fool Nature... Nature invariably hits back - it is our choice to term it mere action-reaction or Malthusian effect or Doctrine of Karma.