Justice Delayed

News Today 09.05.2022

The Preamble to the Indian Constitution enjoins the State to “secure for all its citizens: Justice, social, economic, and political.” The Directive Principles of State Policy reiterate this concept; Article 39A reads: “The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity … opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.” However, judicial delays often defeat the right to justice except for the few who can hire expensive lawyers to pump-prime the system. For the rest, a foray into litigation is guaranteed to drain one’s resources, with a decision being obtained when the need for the remedy is probably over. (Read More)


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