Wrong and aggressive politics has come to such an extent that even judicial officers are also threatened and coerce. Even now the courts are last resorts for public and we should strive to preserve its independence and esteem. Thankfully at least the leader Lalu Prasad Yadav asked for pardon on this regard on behalf of his followers.
But I feel that most of the judiciary is still unbiased, independent and following only law and justice. They are not perturbed by other distractions as they base their verdicts on facts and proofs laid in front of them and as per the laws in force. So I still believe and have faith that judiciary is transparent only.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
However, the judgement is done, Mr. Lalu Yadav has got 3.5 years jail and 10 lacks rupees as a fine. I don't know how and which way the justice is done. The fodder scam valued was Rs. 970 crore. How the rest of crores of money which was from public would get it back? Where is the account of those money? Would it be recovered or not? These all questions has to be answered by authority people.
" Be Good and Do Good "
Today the nexus between the political system and bureaucracy is very obvious and corrupt people are minting money just by virtue of their high positions. In such a situation a judge is also feeling himself helpless and most of the time he will linger the case on one pretext or other to delay the judgement. An honest judge feels himself totally unfit in the system.
Theoretically a judge should give his judgement based on the law of the land and ethics but there are apparent complications in a case because either it is related to a big and influential person or a celebrity and a hasty but correct judgement will create practical problems for the judge himself.
Judges have to play it safe from all the angles and the only corollary is delay the case as much as possible. In legal world it is often said - justice delayed is justice denied. In practice this is not followed.
In a system where good governance and honesty prevails the job of judges becomes easier. They can pass good judgements in time and in turn generate respect and laurels for them.
Knowledge is power.