Want Justice in India-Think 16 years
It seems that 16 years is the lucky number for getting justice in India. Former Congress Minister Sukh Ram was convicted of “disproportionate wealth beyond ones means” after 16 years. One peron who was accused of robbery was released after 16 years when the prosecution could not produce desired evidence for after repeated reminders. CBI booked a cop after 16 years after Mumbai police had killed 7 persons inside Hari Masjid in an unprovoked firing during the 1192-93 communal riots.
Delayed justice is no justice. Imagine an innocent man locked behind bars for 16 years. What is the point of arresting Sukh Ram now? He has already enjoyed 16 years of his life. I believe that a disproportionate wealth can be decided in 1 years time.
It is obvious that we need to provide appropriate resources to boost the capacity of our judicial system to deliver fast justice. Also, the police force needs to be modernised as well as trained to support the judicial system. As mentioned earlier, we need to establish the maximum time in which a legal case needs to be resolved.
No country without an efficient law and order machinery can progress fast and become a world leader. Nor can such a country provide for safety and a level playing field for its citizens.