I have heard that, judges are the ultimate in rendering justice and my ambition is to become a judge, in the Supreme Court of India. My ambition is based on the belief and presumption that, judges are honest, disciplined and unbiased in their behaviour and attitudes towards their subordinates in the office and the people who come to them for help.
If my attraction to this noble position were to become a reality some day, I would do a lot to improve the norms for justice in India, my country.
If I were a judge I would be in the know of all the intricacies of the functioning. I would try to render the system clean of politics, and clean of maneuvering of any kind. This is of course a very high stake I am laying I know but, if I could do it all, it could be done only in the position of a judge.
Whenever the newspapers are gone through, I often read the data that, there are lakhs of cases pending in the courts, which would take three centuries to be cleared, if there are no more additions to the numbers.
Is this not absolutely ridiculous? Don't the people in the profession feel ashamed of saying so, and of having brought the situation to such a passé? Is it not a farce to believe that, these cases would ever be cleared - in three centuries?
Would all the litigants be still alive to hear the verdicts of the courts, and would there be no further additions? I personally feel that, in so long a period the people whose cases these are, would have taken at least five lives by then.
It would be thus advisable to scrap all the long pending cases and start afresh for, litigants would certainly not live to hear the judgments. Does this not appear to be a comedy of errors? I do wonder what our judiciary is doing to clear the malaise from the system.
The judiciary is just now busy cleaning the Executive and the Legislature the two branches of the Government. When on earth will it start cleaning up itself? This problem is facing the judiciary...
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