An alternate approach for transforming criminals.Late Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer had coined a new legal term 'Operation Valmiki' based on the mythological life history of Rishi Valmiki, who is believed to have authored the epic 'Ramayana'. Justice Krishna Iyer wrote, " Nobody is born as criminal. Every Saint has a past. Just like that every criminal has a future. A criminal mentality is just a disease, hence a Doctor's approach must be there for in every judgement. Valmiki, once a notorious thief got transformed as a Saint through a recitation. Like that, a criminal, during his term of punishment, must be provided with an atmosphere for mental transformation. This will provide him with better future.
Such type of ethical jurisprudence is what is needed". This approach was called "Operation Valmiki" by Hon' ble Justice.