Our slow judiciary system

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Nirbhaya’s convicts were hanged, but the question arises whether the judiciary and the executive are so weak. It took 8 years to punish these poor people. What is the world’s largest constitution? A girl is raped every 15 minutes, there are about 27000 years, if counted, it will take more than 400 years to give such punishment.This justice did not happen for those who raised their voice in cases like rape or could not speak due to fear, if those poor people were punished as soon as possible, today Delhi is not called a rape capital.Have you ever heard that a court is open at night for a rape victim

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But the court may open for Yakub Memon Political Drama Karnataka, Maharashtra Today, the court is open at night for the moon poor, it raises a big question on the judicial system. I appeal that the judiciary and the executive should change the law and together it is important that we all need to change our thinking towards girls. There is a girl who gives birth to all of us, you will look at that pain, how will you feel, you have a mother and a sister. Some people say that it is because of wearing small clothes that there is a problem in their eyesight, there is no thinking of short clothes. It is I believe that for this the government needs to take the sternest step, together we should not judge our girls by looking at clothes and body, their success and ability. Based on the need to see them Talk goes on for 2 days in Parliament. Media people ask for 2 days for their TRPs. After that, the same thing happens again. The way a blot started in our society, it needs to be removed. After all, what has happened to our society, sometimes Nirbhaya sometimes Unnao gets punished with a doctor, it has become common, now nothing is going to happen by burning candles and mourning, for this, the strictest law needs to be brought.

he recent rape and murder of a young veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has yet again raised concern over women’s safety in the country. As the four accused were shot dead a few days after the incident, the debate shifted to whether such instant justice without trial is acceptable or not in a civilised society.

Nearly 60 lakh criminal cases have been pending for more than five years in the country, and hence a fresh look at the laws is essential to render justice to victims without delay and protect the rights of the accused. Reforms are required for the police, the forensics wing, the prosecution, the courts and the laws.

Role of the police

It is the police who set the criminal justice system into motion by initiating an investigation. A police officer handling law-and-order duties may not be able to pay adequate attention to that specialised field.

Hence, law and order and investigation duties must be separated, which the Supreme Court has recommended in its order on police reforms. Though practical difficulties come in the way of its full implementation, a specialised unit can be started in every district to investigate crimes of a grave nature such as murder and rape.

Often, the police delay filing of chargesheets. Sometimes, chargesheets are returned for rectification. Forensic reports too are delayed as just a few forensic labs exist. More labs should be opened with capabilities for cyberforensics, DNA testing, handwriting comparison and so on. Every district should have one.

Even after the chargesheet is submitted in the court, there is considerable delay in taking the cases on file and committing them to the court. Special courts exclusively for trial of heinous offences such as murder and dacoity must be set up with powers to take cognisance of offences directly and conduct trial on a day-to-day basis.

Many provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) enable the accused to delay trial. Such provisions intended to provide every opportunity to the accused to defend themselves are often used to delay and scuttle trial. Once the court takes cognisance of a case, it should be the bounden duty of the accused to appear for the trial. The accused should be put to jeopardy if they try to abscond.

The accused adopt many delaying tactics — absenting themselves one after the other without receiving copies of documents relied upon by the prosecution; failing to appear to give explanation for the charges; and filing discharge petitions one after the other and later going on appeal.

~Manish kumar

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