It is lack of effort on part of the political and administrative system that impede modification and growth of India’s legal system.
The Delhi rape case convicts were sentenced within a short span of nine months, after the crime happened. This move was hailed by the society. But what about the thousands of other pending cases, many are equally horrid even if they didn’t get similar attention or stirred outrage at similar level? They still wait to get justice from India’s obscure legal system.
Is the swift delivery of justice in few cases not a prejudice towards victims of crimes, whose cases keep lingering in courts for decades? Is India destined to suffer a flawed legal system forever?
The answer to these questions is evident. It is lack of effort on part of the political and administrative system that impede modification and growth of India’s legal system.
Resources are not a restraint for sure because the central government and bureaucrats are gushing out cash at regular intervals to renovate one office room, as is needed to construct a dozen new courts in India’s vicinity.
The need of the hour is immense development of the judiciary, restructuring of the law process and stern performance checks on lower courts by a committed section of the upper judiciary, to guarantee that court proceedings do not crawl for decades.
Investments should be made in construction of thousands of courts, implanting new technology and functional practices to ensure that no case goes unsolved and fair justice is delivered within 18 months time; this would provide impetus to the slowing economy.
Modern businesses call for speedy decision on legal disputes. Uninformed copyrights source to loss of thousands crores of rupees. The random stay order on Trai’s regulation considerably lowering excessive charges by India’s submarine cable landing stations, for example, keeps broadband use expensive in India and screws growth.
So, I would like to say that can we fast-track all cases please, rather than finding serenity in one just trial?