Anushka Muley

Editorial Writer

Every country has laws and regulations so that no crime goes unpunished and to ensure safety and equality for everyone. In India too, our constitution says that each and every citizen is equal in the eyes of law and everyone deserves justice.

 The primary purpose of making a law is to make sure that people get justice and if a law is fundamentally unfair towards a particular section of society and only benefits the other, it is useless and should be eradicated. Also if a ‘law’ is just made on papers without analysing its effects or how to implement it throughout the country in a way that each and every person regardless of their social status, religion or gender gets benefitted from it is a waste of time. Law and justice are like two wheels of a bike and one can not and should not exist without other.

Justice can only be achieved if there is equality in society and any kind of prejudices against any section of people are hurdles in its path. Infact equal and fair treatment to everyone is the first step to achieve justice. Second would be accessibility. Every person deserves to seek justice regardless of their social status if their rights have been violated or if they are victims of any crime. It should be accessible to everyone and not just rich and privileged people. Third would be that it should be served as quickly as possible. Our system is notorious in providing justice after unnecessarily long time period. For example, it took seven years to get justice in the Nirbhaya case.

 In conclusion, inspite of all the laws made and having a so called functioning justice system, people don’t really get justice. It is something every responsible citizen should think about. The question is where are we lacking and how and why are we okay with it? Why is it so complicated and difficult to treat everyone equally and build a fair society free from all the prejudices?