India has faced and bettered many challenges. The immediate challenge to restore a beleaguered rule of law—gasping to survive in the dust and din of Indian 'populocracy'— to its rightful place is much simpler.
Almost two months back, on October 17, it was an old father whose plea for justice for his murdered daughter was answered. It was the turn of a sister to feel vindicated today by the same Delhi Hight Court Bench. A mother awaits her turn.
The long arm of the law stretches out once more to nab the powerful, as the Delhi High Court convicts Manu Sharma—son of a former union minister and Haryana Congressman—earlier acquitted by a trial court in the shocking public killing of model Jessic
There is a sense of vindication, of faith restored in the justice-system, that there might be delays, but that justice is worth fighting for— now on to two other high-profile cases, Jessica Lall and Nitish Katara...
In 1995, Priyadarshini Mattoo had complained to the Police that Santosh Kumar Singh —the son of a highly placed Police officer, J.P. Singh—was harassing and stalking her. She was found strangled —raped and murdered—on January 23, 1996. On December 3,
The news of dozens of people gunned down or blown up in a remote village does not strike terror in an urban heart, but the murder of an elderly couple or a lone woman in her flat in a 'gated' enclave creates a round rush of panic. What gives?
The court should have come down heavily on the police for its investigative lapses, for the loss and destruction of evidence, and for visible efforts to impede proper investigation and shield the accused.