Indian Judiciary is what I will say a common mans last hope at running the country properly, and till now its lived up to it. Be it the Jessica Lal Murder case, to the Reservation Fight or the case of Alister Pereira where the Mumbai High Court is taking a sou-moto action when he was let go with a 6 month sentence for killing 6 people while driving drunk. The Indian Judiciary has always given our politicians a run for their money and has also given many rulings that our politicians would have never dared to make it a law.
But of late something’s seriously going wrong somewhere. Rajasthan High Court admitted a plea, summoning Liz Hurley & Arun Nair for performing a typical Hindu Marriage Ceremony after they had already got themselves married in Christian style in London. The person who filed the suit says it hurt Hindu sentiments? What Rubbish now, how many people do that daily? Let see if I were to have an inter-religious marriage, I would most probably do the same, makes sense as at the end of the day everyone’s happy.
Another case is the Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty case, where Richard Gere forcefully kissed Shilpa Shetty. Now, the only person who should have an objection here is Shilpa Shetty because she was the one who was forcefully kissed, and the only one to take Mr. Gere to court. But she didn’t object to it, instead our stupid 24×7 media went bonkers as usual and showed the clipping every 10 minutes. The result, mass protest being organized by political parties, and not one but 2 court cases, summoning Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere for indecent behavior. Don’t we have anything better to do?
One last thing that got me really pissed off was from Delhi High Court. It ordered an enquiry into the famous Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Celebrity Episodes (Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?). The complaint, that the show is rigged in favor of the celeb and is given easy questions so that they win huge amounts whereas the normal contestants have to face tougher questions. Celebs don’t take the money home they give their prize money in Charity whereas normal contestants take it home. Now what’s wrong with this, at the end of the day the money is going for a good cause and one shouldn’t have a problem with it. Did all our politicians become so clean that there need not be any enquires against them?
Now my question to all these honorable HC’s is that instead of throwing these case out and fining the complaints for wasting court time, its given encouragement to them. Don’t we have a backlog of a few hundred thousand cases, with each case taking on an average 10 to 15 years to clear? Or maybe I am just starting to see the reasons why all cases take 10+ years to clear, because the courts keep accepting cases like these, and drifting away from their main goal of getting justice for the needy.