With due cognizance to the true violation of human rights that this poor man from a poor country is facing in a foreign land ("Govinda" #39), one thing struck me as incomplete. With due regard to the most important story at hand, of the miscarriage of justice, of human rights violations, and so forth that Kunda Dixit so eloquently describes for us, the article throws up many questions: a man who left his wife and kids to presumably make their lifestyle better is engaged in soliciting (on multiple occasions) a prostitute. What does his wife think about that? Does she know? Does she await him with equal eagerness? Does her forgiveness involve her regard for her children? Would she be willing to forgive her husband if they had no children? How did she feel about her husband leaving a pregnant wife at home apparently away to pursue his self-fulfillment? What about the wife's needs or the children's needs?
I realise that these questions are distractions in the principal case,
which is to restore the human rights that this man deserves. But, living away from Japan, and being outside of the circle of people actually devoted (and at present faced with a different goal: that of getting him free), we can discuss such hypothetical scenarios. It just struck me that there is not a mention of the wife's perspective, her involvement in this matter. And the flaws of this man are quietly brushed aside.