Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

The SC upheld d conviction of Santosh Kumar Singh in d 14-yr-old Priyadarshini Mattoo ra*e n mur-der case but reduced d death sentence 2 life imprisonment, saying certain things were in his favour. What a horrible judgment! This judgment will only repeat such gruesome cases. SC seems to have erred in concluding that Priya ra*pe & murder case is not rarest of rare & commuted d death rap to life term. Why doesn't our system understand d sensitivity of such cases? It is high time that d judiciary becomes more practical n earns d faith of victims n their family with outright judgments. Comments

Tags: life, sports, santosh kumar
Asked by sumati gayki, 15 Oct '10 01:51 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (11)

 
1.

Sometimes i am too astonished about their judgement.even i suffered i lost my case against doctors as sc based judgement on findings of one doctor and hoe she can expect that a doctor will report against fellow.instead a panel of experts should be formed may be my lawyer was bribed.i sent a copy to you as i lefy justice to bagwan ramji.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 23 Oct '10 09:59 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

Sorry to say that I'm outright against death sentence. So many civilised countries have banned it already. Further, I have full faith upon our Hon'ble Judiciary. No doubt some scams have been published as regards them but these are exceptions. I feel let us our Advocates/Barristors etc. be more honest and have sympathy upon the victims so that none stand in favour of the convicted persons to protect them. But that seems also not possible even in the eyes of our own judiciary. If general and ordinary people like us do feel the sensitivity of a case, I do think that our learned and Hon'ble Judges also understand everything but they are bound by laws while giving judgement !! May be the judiciary many times do not comply with our demand but it does not mean that our judiciary is hopeless. I have every sympathy for the victims alike all but in the name of stringent punishment, I can not point at our Judiciary. Let the Police be honest, let the Doctors be honest, let the advocates be honest ...more
Answered by ashis, 14 Nov '10 09:19 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

This is PRECISELY the reason why ppl favour Jan Adalats over constitutional courts in places they have a choice available in India. In the JA (Jan Adalat) system, the victim gets justice within 5 hours- bullet 2 da head. But constitutional courts are so loophole filled that it amounts to denying victims their well deserved justice.
Answered by A Moin, 06 Nov '10 05:30 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

So if the death sentence is passed in such cases do you welcome it? ..why some people strongly oppose if death penalty is issued to such an offence by Islamic shariah law? why do some people call it "barbarism" when a convicted person in rape case sentence to death by Islamic courts whereas the same people want such judicial action to be taken countries like India? Why there is a hypocrisy? Can you share your views here plz?
Answered by Jafar Basha, 25 Oct '10 11:59 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

Dear SG,
With due respect to your feelings, I find the SC's ruling more fruitful as this bloody culprit would languishing forever for his senseless conduct. Needless to say, out right judgement may give temporary relief to the victims' family but it would soon be forgotten and would hardly impact the mass for such a cause and sensitive issue. In the mean time, the judiciary has to assure the mass that such culprits would never get a reprive or way out in one's life time. Being practical means to kill the menance, never to happen again, which hopefully would deter such acts, which is justified in life terms for such culprits.
Still, if it doesnot quell the menance, instant justice would be too fine, I suppose. What do you say?
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 25 Oct '10 04:16 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

This is due to the fact that the decision makers are bribed by lawyers and it has been pointed out last year and the subsequent lawyer had been arrested.
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 23 Oct '10 04:48 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
7.

Judicial system of India is showing more humanitarian inclination towards the criminal as compare to victim & his families. western countries as well as several indian self proclaimed human right organizations are also opposing the death sentences.
Answered by sushil trivedi, 15 Oct '10 02:01 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
8.

This is how judiciary works. Based on lawyers, evidences and brute money power.
Answered by Third Eye, 15 Oct '10 01:54 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
9.

They have their own logic
Answered by Sunny, 25 Jan 07:00 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
10.

This is PRECISELY the reason why ppl favour Jan Adalats over constitutional courts in places they have a choice available in India. In the JA (Jan Adalat) system, the victim gets justice within 5 hours- bullet 2 da head. But constitutional courts are so loophole filled that it amounts to denying victims their well deserved justice.
Answered by aflatoon, 07 Nov '13 09:44 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
Previous

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining