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March 18, 2013

Storm in the cesspool

criminal justice amitabh thakur
Storm in the cesspool
The Delhi rape case has opened a Pandora’s Box and thankfully, one of the most hotly debated topics today is improvement in the criminal justice system
The recent Delhi rape case can certainly be regarded as a watershed event in the history of Indian sensibility towards crime and criminals. As a citizen of this nation, most of us had got used to our daily bouts of crimes of different kinds, but the public reaction, ably and justifiably fuelled by media, ensured the coming together of people from their comfortable cocoons and raising their voices against crime, criminals and societal disorders.
It is no wonder that the report by a judicial committee came out much before the stipulated period. It is again a heartening feature that almost immediately after the submission of the Verma Commission Report, an ordinance was passed keeping in view its major recommendations...Read More

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