A Call for Justice

Debahuti Brahmachari


We live in a country that is addicted to incarceration as a tool for social control. As it stands now justice systems are extremely expensive, do not rehabilitate but in fact make the people that experience them worse and have no evidence based correlatives to reducing crime. Yet with that track record they continue to thrive, prosper and are seen as an appropriate response to children in trouble with the law. Only an addict would see that as an okay result. (James Bel)

The criminal justice system of the nation is one of the most integral pillars, that shapes up the justice system. An eminent institution , to safeguard the basic rights of any individual who feels threatened by any form of injustice. The state hence, provides protection to the society by delivering necessary justice.
India as a nation depicts a startling data in terms of individuals (men and women, children) who are still behind the bars waiting for justice to be delivered one fine morning. Adding to this is the delayed process of court trails and hence judgments that tend to deprive the very basic right of freedom for years to come. Umpteen cases clearly show that the term of conviction ends up being greater than the actual punishment. So here the most important question that arises is what about the basic human rights that must be given to these individuals primarily?

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