Friday, 11 April 2014

Justice - Miscarried


The case was in the court for several months now. 

The lawyer used to assure them from time to time, that the case would be thrown out of the court as it had no "valid" points. And his assurances did not come cheap. They trusted him, feeling that it was worth all the trouble, if the family is not torn apart.

For a few weeks they did not hear anything from the lawyer. Upon enquiring, it was made known that the judgement had already been given, in the favour of the rich & influential opposite party, as this family's lawyer was not present in the court for a few consecutive hearings to defend the case. The shock of knowing that the judgement had been already passed as well as the judgement in itself, both, tore the family apart. 

When confronted, the lawyer denied having any knowledge about the hearings and maintained that as the reason for not attending them. He washed off all the responsibility of the case from his hands with the throwing of the case file on the table at which they were sitting. 

Integrity nil. Conscience nil.

Family destroyed. Lives ruined.

Justice hopelessly miscarried.






For A-Z Challenge 2014



16 comments:

  1. I wish the licence of such lawyers could be revoked.

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    1. Fully agree with you Pooja. They are such a bane to the society.

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  2. Sadly this is the system we live in. Judiciary has become mockery.

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    1. It is so convoluted & lawyers go out of the way to make things diffcult that even witnesses who could help cases choose not to come forward. So, one can imagine the state of the main parties involved in any case. The ones with zero influence and very little money can happily forget getting ANY justice.

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  3. Judiciary in India is like this for all ! Like they say justice delayed is justice denied

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    1. God save those who wish to get justice.

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  4. There are no judges in many courts.Millions of cases are pending.There is no justice.It is just a mirage.

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    1. Just a money fleecing, trouble creating, lives detroying mechanism.

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  5. Sad story that repeats over and over again.. and each time its the downtrodden in the society that's at the receiving end.. Ethics is becoming more and more extinct as human race advances.........

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    1. I sometimes wonder when people say that goodness, ethics and such like are stronger. Are they really?

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  6. Sad state of affairs...the judicial system is seriously flawed!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Aditi. I would say more than the system, it's the people manning the system who have made a mockery of it. Systems can be fixed if broken.

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  7. For most people today, even those who a certain they are honest, upright citizens, integrity is an old- fashioned and old- world concept, too rigid to be made a part of their everyday life.

    Thus do they betray their lack of integrity- to life.

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