The govt. is contemplating amendments in criminal law after Ruchika's death, which gives ra pe victims right to appeal against a court order, protection of ra pe victims, trial completion within two months and in camera statements. Do you think these move are enough that would give the justice to victims and do away with influence of rich and powerful preparators? Will this move not give an arm to those women who want to frame innocent men for financial gains? Do you think, these amendments by Govt are well thought of ?
Hopefully, the best legal brains in the country will give enough forethought to it and the amendments are worded appropriately that it meets the ends of justice in a most impartial manner.
I don't know how the proposed changes would take shape till such time the draft of these amendments are submitted. It shouldn't be like the Dowry Act or Domestic Violence Act which have far too many loopholes, though it was brought into fore with the obstensible aim of protecting the women against such harassment. But some unscrupulous elements have used the loopholes in the same law to their own advantage.
Two of the best amendments propo ...more
The thing w/ India is we have a armed branch of civil service, but AB-SO-LU-TE-LY no govt branch which is porportional to keep them in check.
The COmmunists did this in early USSR by sort of encouraging interaction between common foot soldiers and "common man" . It was theorized that common foot soldiers being from proletarian backgrounds themselves and those who have seen suffering first hand- would sympathize w/ suffering folks. In early USSR, say if a state civil authority like police harassed a commoner like Ruchika, she could take the case up w/ the local Red Army garrison. Political commissars even went thru MASSIVE pains to make this sort of transaction happen.
This is what is called cross departmental accountability. Common foot soldiers and NCO's don't have much pay compared to commissioned officers, and don't enjoy imported beer in mess and a fancy quarters and get a dacha, but then they can enforce a citizen's will against stat ...more