The Great Indian Court

Recently, while rambling through the Laws, Rights, Justice, and other legal stuff. I wonder – If there are bylaws written for everything then why people need to go to the court, and with court here I mean THE GREAT COURT OF JUSTICE. Why do we even have a court of this kind? And if the court of justice relies on the laws and evident, then why it is not called the Court of Law. Well, everything sure has its reason. But with every thought comes a fancy poem, here is one for this one.

For those who believe exist
a real court of justice.

Prolonged the Laws
which our world follows.

Interesting would be to know,
Do we have The Court of Justice or
it’s The Court of Laws.

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Understand the Law.

Sure, everyone agrees that it is extraordinarily important for us to understand Law & Order to the way of life. Before I start this post, in my fairness I declare that I am neither a Lawyer, nor do I understand Law like a professional. This writing is just another script which can guide you through the right side of the law.

Recently I came across few legal acts of which I thought people aren’t aware. I believe, a women today needs more security than ever before, she needs to know what to do if she is pulled over. Or any person who is going through the kind of drama in life, which needs more than emotional understanding, can help from the law specifics.

For an instance, if you are frustrated in life and planning a suicide? Wait, you need to think again. According to the Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code Suicide Is Legal in India subject to the careful planning and execution. In case any person fails to die, the person will be prosecuted. 

Another significant law that every women needs to know is Right to No Arrest. According to a Supreme Court ruling, a woman cannot be arrested or questioned after sunset and before sunrise. Even if there is a woman constable accompanying the officers, the police can’t arrest a woman at night. In case the woman has committed a serious crime, the police requires to get it in writing from the magistrate explaining why the arrest is necessary during the night.
So my ladies, next time you are driving late in the night, and a policeman stops you, you know what you have to do.

Another important law is Land Acquisition Act, 1894 according to which, the Government can forcefully acquire your land anytime under the grounds of constructing public buildings in the name of public welfare. I know this one is unfair, but still it’s a Law.

Besides, there are several unreasonable laws in this country.

Everyone knows The Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 under which you cannot manufacture, sell or consume any alcohol. This has no relevance with you until you are in Gujarat State of India because Alcohol is a complete ban here with an exemption of 30 days special permit to Foreigners and NRI. For that reason, people also named Gujarat  as a dry state.

It’s not just Gujarat, Maharashtra has a fancy Law as well. The next time you visit a bar in Maharashtra, and someone asks for an id-proof, don’t praise yourself in-front of the mirror thinking how young you look. Because this silly Law in Maharashtra positions that the legal drinking age is 25 years and above. The real clash here is how a citizen can have the right to elect the Government at 18 years of age but is not considered mature enough to decide whether he/she wants to consume alcohol or not. Foolish, isn’t it!

Last but not the least, deals with cohabitation. The dilemma of Live-in relationship is in trend. Though our country has not accepted the live-in culture yet, as long as both the adults are ready to stay together, it is totally legal to stay Live-in. Furthermore, live-in relationships are considered to be equal to marriage if certain conditions are met. This act is aimed to protect women under the Domestic Violence Act.

All for now, this post explains few examples framing the legal side of day-today events happening around us. So the next time you’re caught up in something, do find out if you are on the right side of the Law. It should surely help in your decision.

 

Let’s Hope Realpolitik!

Politics – isn’t the word appealing and frightening at the same time. I have seen people taking a step back when they hear about government and politics. I did not know the most reputable word of the country would sound so terrific to most people.

Politicians come and go, the crown endures. This interesting saying applies well to the Indian Political System. Despite having the legendary heroes who selflessly contributed throughout their lives, we do not sense the satisfaction while speaking about the governance. Looking at the current scenario, someone has to try and build up the reputation of reform for the actual growth of the nation. I believe, the epic Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk tall over any other politician for that matter. This is just an opinion; perhaps I am not any political blogger.

These political thoughts arrived in my head during my recent visit to Mumbai where I experienced this breathtaking adventure of driving on the Bandra-Worli Sea link. It is indeed one of the most astonishing landmarks of the country. Pure Magic! What caught my attention was the block lettered blue color welcome board ‘RAJIV GANDHI SEA LINK’; like really? It looks like a tradition in India where all the very important assets of the country need to be named after the Gandhi family. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Indira Gandhi Stadium, and list continue. I wonder why is it so, Political power is the answer.

Well in my fairness, I totally honor the decisions and undoubtedly Gandhi family has given us some extraordinarily skilled politicians; and unfortunately gave us Rahul Gandhi. With having Rahul Gandhi as a leader I am not sure if Congress can really bounce back to the current situation. Also, where majors like Digvijay Singh and Shashi Tharoor are raising the voice against the trend, clearly the party needs some serious modifications.

Wait! That’s not my cynosure here. How much effect the government has on the country or its people. When I talk effect I mean development. A few days back I watched President Obama talking about the letter he received with a list of possible women to put on the dollar bills. I think that’s one of the most powerful ideas to execute in the nation where we strongly favor women empowerment. We have had some legendary females who fought incredibly hard for the nation’s right.  Then why not in India, instead of featuring only Mahatma Gandhi’s face, we use the women portraits on the Indian currency. The reason would again be Politics, may be!

That’s all a bunch of random opinions and I know there are many such opinions and concerns, which bothers thousands of us every day. All that we can and we should do is ‘Trust Our Government’ and ‘Raise Our Opinion’ to create the real difference. Let’s hope realpolitik!

Wuthering Verdict

After the whole long justice process, the much-awaited verdict came out. People are breaking into debates and media is running amok.

DRUNK > NO LICENSE > STILL DRIVING > LOSE CONTROL > CLIMBS TO FOOTPATH > RUNS ON PEOPLE > KILL THEM > ACCIDENT > HOMICIDE > CRIME  > XXXXX  Now, if you happen to be a celebrity of Salman Khan variety then only you can try on getting away with everything otherwise it’s an open and shut case since Day-One.

We all know the case; no one can justify the act or reduce the moment, then why to plead for mercy.

Many of us believe that charity can never cancel out the crime, hence justice. Wait! Is delayed justice, a justice! Why do in India we always have justice being delayed. There are criminals, rapist, and murderers roaming freely all around, and final judgment is yet to be announced. In #SalmanKhanCase finally, a verdict came out when the exact case is already faded away. FIVE YEARS IN JAIL. I thought the aim of the criminal law was never about punishing, harassing, or demoralizing the culprit but to reform making the person a better human. Khan, in last thirteen years, has come a long way and mended himself to be a better person, a compassionate human. Somewhere we all know that Salman will never commit such a crime again. THEN WHY JAIL?

And at this time, it ain’t easy to choose between the dilemma of bearing the judgment and bracing the individual. Therefore, I sensed an expression of acute responsibility in Alia Bhatt’s comment -“It hurts when your own are punished, even if they are in the wrong. We love you and are standing by you.”

What baffles me is that after roaming freely on bail for 13 dragged years, now comes a family driver saying he was at the wheel. Besides sacrifice being one effective method in Indian tradition, was this really a great thought on the part of defense. This is sure that owning up and Being-Human will never be needed as the road ahead is paved with possibilities. Khan can challenge the judgment in high & the highest courts apart from the other legal solutions. Also, the pace at which the decisions are coming out, and the way nation is rooting for him, he will never be put behind the bars.

I honor the fact that – law is flat for all and the wheels of justice must keep moving. Also, honor that Salman Khan will always be the unbeatable superhero, for all his loyal fans. It’s a mix of what is right and what is real, all complex.

 

There is much to this story till the case reaches to a logical end. Together let’s stay tuned!