Monday, September 30, 2013

PARALLEL JUSTICE SYSTEM


In the 70s and 80s, it was common for many aggrieved parties to approach the underworld DONS for settlement of their grievances. Be it land/ property dispute, family disputes, murders, movie piracy, financial matters etc. One was sure of a fair trial, unbiased hearing, quick judgment, low cost and more so, it went without any appeals. It didnt need an FIR, no lawyers costing a few lakhs per appearance, no Tareekh Pe Tareeekh...and justice was delivered on the spot. The DON played a lawyer, a judge, a defendant and a prosecutor. Famous amongst the DONS were Dawned Ibrahim,ChotaShakeel, Chota Rajan,Haji Mastan,Yusuf Patel,Vardarajan( Varda Bhai) Raman Naik,Abu Selam, Chikna,Gotia, Abdul Kania,Saleem Langda.....list is too long
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Unfortunately, thanks to politicians, India is becoming a lawless society. Rapes, Murders and Loot are so common that people have even stopped reacting and have become defensive in the absence of   a reactive state and police.

The bad characters are perhaps getting inspiration from the politicians who never seem to get caught as the laws get made or amended to ensure they walk free. In hushed, voices people have been comparing present day justice system, its delays, its costs; it’s repercussions on the civil society,to a dangerous parallel justice system which was controlled by DONS.

Parrallel justice system could not have opertaed for decades unless it was in connivance with the police or because of a weak and corrupt state machinery.

Normally, one would hate to go to DONS for settlements, but, considering the pendency in courts, they say it could take over 300 years to settle. Is that justice?

Unless, corrupt, law breakers and criminals are removed as law makers, unless judicial reforms are put in place soon, Indian justice system just might take a hit, thus inviting an undemocratic system of justice controlled by DONS.

Dawood,in any case, is next door.


let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW

27 comments:

Rainbow Hues said...

We definitely need overhauling of the system. We need law enforcers who are not law breakers in any way!

liju philip said...

We have new Dons now. They are called politicians and we elect them every 5 years so that they can commit mass murders, incite people of different religions to kill each other.

When confronted, they say i killed only 2000, but you killed 3000, so mine is a lesser evil....so on and so forth.

We live in a wonderful country.

Rahul Bhatia said...

A sad commentary on the situation:(

SG said...

System needs overhauling. I think (I may be wrong) it is the practice of asking for postponement several times. And, the judge accepts that. It has to be like USA. If you ask for a postponement and if it is a genuine issue the judge will grant only one time. If you do not appear for the second time, the case will be dismissed (judgement against you).

Rachna said...

You are absolutely right. No one is thinking of the much needed overhaul of the justice system. If that does not happen soon, a common person will just stop turning to the courts for justice.

Alka Gurha said...

Total chaos and anarchy all around. And it all flows from the top.

Shilpa Garg said...

Such a terrible state! We need a serious and a quick reforms in our judiciary system. After all, all cant/wont go to the parallel system for justice!

Sandhya said...

People have lost trust in judiciary....judges, police AND politicians/leaders.

Will it change in the near future? I doubt...at least not so soon.

Vanichandra Vanichandra said...

Unfortunately Justice is delayed to deny. Culpability of all players in the game, right from an ordinary voter who sells his vote a middle class voter who is content with what he has and is apathetic to the system flaws and a rich voter who adds to his riches and cares little, is equal. This led to a gradual erosion of values in the country. Added to this the total silence of a leader who should lead the nation with iron fist and his clamour for the chair instead of any rule of law multiplied our woes. We need a strong leadership top come out of the morass.

siddarth pai said...

Judicial reform is need of the hour!

Insignia said...

You have aptly put the sad state of affairs in todays justice system. High profile cases are politically influenced. Some cases drag on forever. No wonder criminals find jails as safe haven. What happened to mining scam in Bellary? The reddy fellow is cooling heels and he should be laughing

BK Chowla, said...

Rainbow Hues,
I sincerely hope it happens..though politics overtakes logic

BK Chowla, said...

Liju phillip,
I agree with every word you have said.
So long as ,law breakers are lawmakers,nothing will change

BK Chowla, said...

Rahul Bhatua,
Sad,but,true

BK Chowla, said...

SG,True,delays are tactical moves by lawyers for their clients.
I agree,we must have system as prevails in the US

BK Chowla, said...

Rachana,
Naturally,if he gets quicker and cheaper justice, he will.

BK Chowla, said...

Alka Gurha,
Absolutely..the rot starts from the top and thereis no system in place o stop that rot

BK Chowla, said...

ShilpaGarg,
part of the problem is at our endtoo.
We accept any situation for simple reason that we are still living with colonial mindset

BK Chowla, said...

Sandhya,
With people's power,any situation in the country can be changed

BK Chowla, said...

vanichandra Vanichandra,
I think there will be a change now after 2009.
I get a feel,this time around ,the youth will be a deciding factor

BK Chowla, said...

Sidharth Pai,
It is...but when?

BK Chowla, said...

Insignia,
Not only Balleray..i can list hundereds of them

Usha Menon said...

When the law breakers themselves are the culprits,who can save the country! Very sorry state of affairs.

BK Chowla, said...

Usha Menon,
Indians are waiting for divine intervention

Purba said...

Agree that our Judiciary system is pro-rich and one of the tardiest but approaching a "don" for redressal is hardly a solution.

Anonymous said...

Developed countries like Denmark have high salaries for police officers,agree it is not a solution but it is a help since the judiciary is not overloaded......
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Amit said...

Totally agree. But then when you look at some of the revolutionary movements in the recent past..those have all but died. Are we an undeserving society?