Without justice India cannot progress

Part 1

The judiciary’s fabric is frayed, thanks primarily to the government . . .

Why should legislators and bureaucrats have longer tenures than judges? It should be the other way around.  Are judicial vacancies a way to make the judiciary ineffective and ineffectual?  Is economic revival possible without an effective judiciary?


Part II —

More sloganeering, less vision

The government talks about sabka-saath-sabka-vikas (Universal cooperation and prosperity).  But that is not possible without a strong judiciary.  It spends little on law enforcement and courts, and increasingly resorts to extra judicial measures. And it uses laws to break laws.


Part III

India forgets the spirit behind the rule of law; makes a mockery of justice

There is corrosion of the rule of law.  Look at MCGM, the FASTag introduction, and social media rules. Now there’s an attempt to bring in reservation into the judicial system. So merit matters only to cricket? Nothing else matters? And then we chant


Part IV

Can India hope for speedier justice?

After 75 years of independence, it is a shame that India cannot offer its people speedy effective judicial redressal.  The longer this situation lasts, the more will India slip towards promoting mafia type operations, where the slumlord becomes the best provider of justice.


Part V — Judiciary V: Is India a democracy?

Is India’s democracy under threat? Yes — considering the inability to fill up judicial vacancies, the failure in filling up teacher vacancies, the threat of introducing reservations even in institutes of higher learning, and the corrosion of education. Sad. Painful. And extremely worrisome.



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