Somanth Bharti’s disobedient Don

Psychopolitically, Somnath Bharti’s labrador is the diametric opposite of the dog on the record label.

By: Express News Service | Updated: October 9, 2015 12:36 pm
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Don is done with the courts, while his master is only out on bail.

Somnath Bharti’s dog has been exonerated of charges filed by the troubled AAPster’s wife, in which she had alleged that she was incisively targeted by the canine, at the behest of his master. Correctly believing that replicability is the essence of the scientific method, a Delhi court asked Bharti to bark commands to his dog, such as, “Don, bite!” When he was soundly ignored, the court dismissed the charges of Lipika Mitra, Bharti’s wife, and honourably discharged the dog from custody.

While the evidence may have legal standing, logically speaking, all that the court established is that Don is a disobedient animal. Stronger proof for this conclusion would have been elicited if the court had asked Bharti to issue contrary orders, such as, “Don, don’t bite!” If Don had disobediently leapt for the seat of the opposing counsel’s pants, the case would have taken an interesting turn. It is a common strategy for parents to con their children into doing things they don’t like by proscribing those very things, and in some respects, dogs are rather like small children.

On the other hand, Don’s behaviour could reflect his current opinion of his master, rather than his unwillingness to assume the role of biological weapon in the past. It may be recalled that when Bharti was denied anticipatory bail by the Delhi High

Court and went underground, he had left Don’s cardiac medication in his locked cabin, and his vet had declared that he would die if he was denied his pills. Withdrawal of life-saving medication is not behaviour calculated to endear. It is guaranteed to estrange even man’s best friend. But in that case, shouldn’t Don have tried to embarrass his master by biting to order?

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    Kapil Lakhtakia
    Oct 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm
    Somnath's wife has been cooking up false charges as this episode has proved. It is hard to imagine that a Labrador, such a friendly and loving breed, can ever bite anyone in the family. Getting unintentional scratches from a Lab while playing is possible, but any dog lover knows that Labs are family dogs and not one-master dogs like Rottweiler or Doberman. In fact this raises doubts on her other allegations against Somnath Bharti.
    1. R
      Oct 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm
      1. S
        Oct 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm
        Wat a faltu article just to hide the fact that Somnath file was cooking up charges at the behest of Congressi Barkha Singh!
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          Naman Gupta
          Oct 10, 2015 at 12:47 am
          Hahaha.....faking news or indian express!!