Justice delayed is justice denied !
क्या यही न्याय है ? अक्सर सोचती हूँ , आखिर इतना समय क्यों लगता है न्याय प्रक्रिया में ? न्याय कि गुहार करने वाला काल- कवलित हो जाता है , तो फिर न्याय क्या मरने वाले के प्रेत को मिलता है ? या फिर 20 साल में पूरी तरह बदल चुके अपराधी को ? न्याय प्रक्रिया के दौरान होने वाली मानसिक , सामाजिक एवं आर्थिक हानि के लिए जिम्मेदार कौन ?
Long Back in Dec 1999, a model Jessica Lall was murdered by Manu Sharma [son of senior Congress leader]. Manu was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2006. Justice delayed for seven years, where many eye witnesses were there?
Ruchika Girhotra, a fourteen years old girl was molested by Director general of police , Shambhu Pratap Singh Rathore [Haryana], in 1990. The disgraced official was sentenced for one and a half years of rigorous imprisonment . The punishment was for the molestation only. What about her death, the harassment and the humiliation that the family faced during the trial? The Justice was delayed by 20 years. Why?
Arushi, the teenager was brutally murdered and the killers are still free. More than two years now, when she will get justice?
Nirupama , a 23 year old journalist was forced to commit suicide. Who is the culprit and when she will get justice?
Let's talk about the victims of world's worst industrial disaster [Bhopal gas tragedy-1984]. How long they have to wait for justice? 25,000 died and over 5 lakh people faced the exposure of methyl isocyanate [MIC]. Warren Anderson is free and political figures involved in the release of Anderson are shamelessly silent over the issue.
Almost 26 years, but the justice is still far away.
Government of India can spend 50 crores on Ajmal Kasaab , the butcher, who brutally killed 173 innocent people and wounded 308, but do we have a metre long rope to hang him till death? Almost two years now since 26/11/08 the deadly terrorist is free and availing all facilities. The death sentence awarded to him by the trial court is in vain.
Why is the justice delayed?. Who is responsible? Why do we fear to punish the culprits?
वो कहते हैं कि-
"भगवान् के घर देर है अंधेर नहीं है "
लेकिन क्या ये देर , अंधेर नहीं है ?