SUMMARY OF THE LESSON
Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were good friends. Both were respected in the village for their good friendship. Jumman had an old aunt. She had some property. Jumman got her property transferred in his name. He promised to look after her till her last breath. But in a year or two, Jumman and his wife started ill-treating the aunt. They insulted her when they offered her food.
The aunt wanted to cook her food separately. She demanded a monthly allowance. Jumman said 'no' to her shamelessly.
The aunt went to every house in the village to explain her case and get support. But nobody sided with her. Some laughed at her. Even Algu hesitated to support her. He dared not go against his friend. At this, the aunt requested him to come to the panchayat at least.
The Panchayat was held under a banyan tree. Jumman asked his aunt to nominate the head Panch. She named Algu Chowdhry. Jumman felt happy. He hoped to get a favourable decision from his friend. But Algu heard the voice of his conscience. He told Jumman either to pay monthly allowance or return the property to his aunt. This decision broke all relations between the two friends.
Parti III Jumman made up his mind to take revenge. He got that chance soon. Algu had sold his bullock to Samjhu Sahu. The animal died because of Sahu's ill-treatment. So, he refused to pay the money to Algu. Now, Algu decided to refer the case to the FAIR PLAY 65 Panchayat. So, the Panchayat was held for a second time. At the Panchayat, Sahu nominated Jumman to act as head Panch. Jumman was a changed person now on that seat. He gave the decision in favour of Algu. He announced that Samjhu Sahu should pay Algu the price of the bullock.
Algu shouted with joy. The two became good friends again. They agreed on one point. 'The voice of the Panch is the voice of God'. The Panch can do no wrong.