Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Justice is not for Indian "subjects" and "natives"

Our entire legal system -- unchanged since pre-Independence era -- discriminates between a ruling class and a servant class. Judges, politicians, government officials and the intelligentsia are the ruling class.
India's British rulers did not design the judiciary for the understanding of Indian subjects and "natives". Nor did they design it to place themselves on an equal footing with the natives. They designed the judiciary to maintain an upper hand over the natives. This position continues unchanged... and that is why justice and equality remains a distant dream for most of India's 1.2 billion citizens -- especially rural people.
This injustice is in the DNA of our judiciary, police and other governance structures. Until we rid ourselves of this historical curse, the judiciary will continue doling out injustice on a daily basis.
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