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Justice delayed is justice denied?

Our system and culture is inculcated in such a way that any accused of the crime is already considered the culprit. The opinion of people is already given before he is being declared a convict by the court. So, In such a case, the life of the accused will be adversely affected. Right to livelihood is the right guaranteed under Article 21, Part III of Constitution of India. But what about those who are accused and are being forced to resign? In most of the cases, the employer neither appoints any person who is accused of any crime or is convicted by the Court. Even if a person is not guilty for the crime, he will suffer just like a convicted person.

Right to fair and speedy trial seems like missing because the no. of pending cases is too high and which makes enforceability of right to fair and speedy trial next to impossible.

 

If we only see the data of Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad High Court itself has 5,68,987 civil cases and 4,51,406 criminal law cases.

While there are 18,41,155 civil cases and 73,94,155 criminal cases in subordinate courts. The Fast track Court has 5,43,081 pending cases.

The data depicts the state of the country. Imagine what would be the condition all over the country. There are almost 4.4 crore pending cases in Court by March, 2021.

4.4 crore is just not a no. but they are the people and their family who are struggling and facing trauma. There are many behind bars without committing any crime. Their mistake is that they are being charged for crime and the system is too slow to provide justice to them. There was a recent case, where the accused was being charged for rape while he was found not guilty after 25 years.

Do you think justice was served to him after 25 years?

 

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