We all are familiar with stories of cases being dragged for years and years before the judgement is delivered. The most important benefactors of the delayed justice system of India are the guilty itself. Too often, the guilty rely on the slow judicial process that ensures they are not punished for a long long time. So why and where does Indian Judiciary lacks? What are the numbers that need immediate attention?
The much celebrated Judiciary of India, however, lacks the reach and scale to serve all the people of India. Take, for instance, India right now has 17 Judges per a million people. This number is crucial and needs to be higher for speedy trials and judgements. This low number is precisely the reason why cases drag for years and years before the judgement is delivered. As the saying goes “Justice delayed is Justice denied”. The same number is 107 in the United States, 75 in Canada, and 42 in Australia.
Nepotism and corruption in Judiciary?
Despite various governmental reports suggesting to increase this number to 50 per million, little has been done on that front. The number of vacancies in various levels of judiciary mounts to 4,403 in subordinate courts_ and the number of backlogged cases sums up to 3 crores. There seems to be something murky in the recruitment of judges also. Many of the people who are selected from various exams turn out to be sons and daughters of existing judges. Corruption and nepotism seem to have wrecked havoc in the Judiciary. It is only the Judiciary which could purge itself of these anomalies.
Importance of Indian Judiciary
The Indian Judiciary has been at the forefront of bringing about change in society, its landmark judgements are the testimonial to that. The Judiciary is one of the most important pillars of Democracy, keeps alive the rule of law and maintains a fine balance by checking the excesses made by the legislature and the executive. Any Indian can directly seek recourse from the supreme court if and when his/her fundamental right is violated.
The Logical Indian appeals to the government and the judiciary to address the issue with urgency, speedy judicial recourse is paramount in maintaining the rule of law.
“Researchers Find 12,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Litre Of Arctic Ice”
“80-Kg Polythene Waste Removed From Cow’s Stomach After A Three-Hour Surgery”
“Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Three Times The Size Of France”
These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
It is in this context that Indiabulls Home Loans has decided to do its bit and contribute to a plastic free environment. Setting the tone in its own offices, the company has decided to do away with single-use plastic bags and bottles at work.
As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?