Every few days, the media reports a big judgment that makes it look like judiciary is a defender of democracy and upholder of human rights.
But what goes unreported is that every single day, lakhs of undertrials and litigants, and their families, suffer needless pain, humiliation, disappointment, anxiety and mind-numbing expenditure. And exploitation by lawyers.
These are the victims of judiciary. Nobody is interested in their story of unending misery. Because there is nothing grand, colourful or decisive to report -- just human lives rendered meaningless in shades of muddy gray.
For these victims of judiciary, media stories about grand judgments are surely like salt rubbed into their wounds.