Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Judiciary is the biggest human-rights abuser in the Indian democracy

Every few days, the media reports a big judgment that makes it look like judiciary is a defender of democracy and saviour 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 these victims, and 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 waiting outside dull, dusty courtrooms.

For these victims of judiciary, media stories about grand judgments are surely like salt rubbed into their wounds!

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