Tuesday, June 8, 2010

justice delayed is justice undone


Finally a delayed justice came again. 2 years of imprison for the killers of more than 15000 people and demolishers of many generations of Bhopal. Cleary delay in justice and then mockery of justice is an infamy for judiciary in incredible republic of India. After chief judicial magistrate Mohan P Tiwari stated verdict against 12 accused in hush packed court area in the case relating to outflow of noxious methyl isocyanate gas leaked out in the deadly hours of darkness of December 2nd and 3rd of 1984, all punished were out of the jail at a mere bail of Rs. 25000. This delayed justice seems like justice got denied to more than 5 lakh affected people. Neither the case operated on fast track neither a proper handling of case is done in 26th years. In fact, there is still no special law if this type of incident reoccurs. Who is responsible? Today finger is towards the figure that we usually see in courts: a blind statue. But is it sure that this statue just blind; is not it lame too walking awkwardly and speeding like a tortoise; that’s the judiciary of biggest republic of the world!

Indian constitution gives so much flexibility that the treatment under which criminal cases undergoes makes common man having total distrust in the judiciary system. The rich parties even have right to acquire judges too as is seen in one recent Chandigarh high court case. Judges and lawyers have to follow a particular code while hearing of cases which they forget causing delay in evenhandedness which is another kind of injustice. God better knows that if no case would be filed from now, it will take more than 2-3 centuries to give justice to all cases filed as more than 50 lakh cases are petitioned every year! This infinite time postponement and piled up files nowhere provide any rationale. Whether it’s the case of 1991 dalit massacre in Andhra Pradesh or anti sikh riots or godhra riots justice is either delayed or not done(both are the same things, if consider the years of sufferings of people who fights for).

P.S.: Legislation body of India set up a panel some times before in the guidance of Rajya Sabha member, E.M.S. Natchiappan, to see the possibilities of setting up a time frame, like west where if litigant files a petition, he gets the dates in advance indicating the days within which judgement will have to be delivered. I am hoping any result report of this panel to be come out within this century.

6 comments:

anushree said...

expressions given to the words are cent correct...but mere talking is not going to help..its a sensitive issue...and no change can be brought without initiating...
well i will appreciate your effort of throwing light...keep up the good work...

Sneha said...

It is definitely a case that is a blemish on the chemical industry in India. The fact that we let this happen and after that couldn't bring
perpetrators of the crime to justice doesn't speak high of India as a nation. if only we could learn from the lessons that Bhopal taught us that would be a great relief but i don't see that happening either.


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Shas said...

I have no idea that why it is so difficult to get justice in our country. Unless and until people pour out on the roads n have silent marches to India gate n innumerable candles are burnt in the hope of waking the conscience of the law holders, there is no hope of getting justice. I feel helpless at times. I wonder if Bhopal gas tragedy victims will ever get justice :(

paramveer said...

@anushree thanks for lking the way i write this important topic!

paramveer said...

@anesha
yeah deary n u remind me one point about chemical industry....

whats the benefit for environment if we use such chemicals which ae so poisonous? clearly govt. must pay attention towards environmentally hazardous chemicals!

paramveer said...

@shas
go for DAINIK BHASKAR of today june 20. u'l find some really interesting things out of the bhopal case inside about our naked law and order!!

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