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Welcome orders, Needed change

October 24, 2008

         Even though many of the pillars (especially Parliament which functioned for only 32 days this year, a article will follow on that) of our democracy getting weak, one pillar which still gives us the hope and faith is judiciary. Some of the judgments came by the last week are welcome ones and which  safeguards the rights of the people.       

  1. Madras High Court has ordered that no human beings should be allowed to get inside the sewerage or drainage lines. And it’s the responsibility of the officials to employ mechanical equipments to clear the drainage if it is choked. Judges A.K.Ganguly and F.M. Ibhrahim Kalifulla has given this bold judgment.  A very inhuman thing was asking a human to clean a manhole. When I read how these workers are being recruited, I am just shocked. They must go into manhole and hold their breath for 30 secs. If they pass this test only they will recruit them. They are earning only 3000 per month for this dangerous work. The only safeguard equipment for them is rope which is tied to their hip. Many a times they get wounded due to some blades and other dangerous materials present there. What is the respect the society will give to them? Now the court has put a full stop to this practice by a clear judgment.
  2. Supreme Court has ordered that the unfilled OBC quota seats must be reverted back to general category. Already the court has passed an order that only the students who are below creamy layer must be considered for OBC quota. Once again the governments given an irresponsible answer that it’s already too late to accommodate students as the classes are started long back for this semester. If they taken some steps earlier means this can be avoided. But for the political reasons they are just wasting the future of some students.
  3.  A resident in Chennai challenged a professor of MMC that he prescribed the wrong medication and claimed 15 lakhs through the district consumer disputes redressal forum. Even though the justice is provided in this case the time taken to provide it is a concern. This case was registered on August 2003 and the judgment had came by October 2008.  Now the lab can challenge it in the next level court. So when this case will end? A big question mark?

           How an ordinary man can go and fight for justice continuously for 5 or more years. So there must be some change in the manner in which the cases are being held now. As our laws are enacted some 60 years ago this is an hour that needs some change. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar surely wouldn’t thought about how our citizens will break and find the loopholes in the laws.

          Now there are 30 million pending cases in Indian courts. Source is here – Courtesy: Hindustan Times.  Many of persons who are involved in those cases and eyewinesses may have died now. And the culprits went unpunished. This delay in providing the justice makes our system more vulnerable to anti-social elements and the political leaders.

         The quote “A delayed jusitice is an injustice” must be remembered now and speedy trial is the right of the people.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2008 7:27 am

    the rust on this pillar – -judiciary, is been here from a long time. Thanks to the relatively low corruption level in the system compared to the others. Yeah, slow or delayed judgment can piss us of to a large extent. but thats the way it is! We should hope for a miracle to turn all the 30 million pending cases as solved ones in a jiffy!

  2. October 24, 2008 5:43 pm

    Yeah.. judiciary is the least corrupted in our country. I am also hoping for miracles not only in judiciary but also in political enviorment in our country 🙂

  3. October 25, 2008 6:22 pm

    i never knew people were recruited like this ,,it really sucks …
    we do need change..but when would then change come thats a big question mark ..

  4. October 28, 2008 7:44 pm

    I simply hate the way the sewage lines are cleaned. Manual cleaning of sewage lines, like manual scavenging is a shame upon humanity!

  5. October 28, 2008 10:29 pm

    @Arvind
    A bane on some people. Will change soon 🙂

    @alien earthling

    I second you in this.

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