Government & Judiciary – Moving together?

first_imgIs it my imagination that in India administration and judiciary are going hand in hand for the enhancement of the social status and other development of the community after a long time? The Indian judicial system is on the path of self-reliance on its working and the role it is supposed to play, as well as showing the power it has, in giving historical verdicts on long-pending issues that have divided the country. Today the people are more confident about getting justice from our courts and believe that justice is unadulterated or for that matter impartial.If we look back on some of the recent verdicts, we can find that the government of India is also appreciating the importance of the role of the justice system in our country. They are bringing up changes in the laws and introducing new ones for the betterment of the society in a much more systematic way wherein they are not criticized much by our supreme courts. In short, the government is working within the guidelines of the constitution in bringing in the changes. That’s a welcome scenario since it been a long time where the judicial system in India is free of outside influence, especially from the ruling parties.Most of the recent verdicts from the supreme court point to the fact that the current crop of senior judges is highly qualified and has a mind of their own in deciding the cases in front of them. In triple talaq verdict the court shows that the injustice to Muslim women is not to be tolerated anymore and by following the verdict, the government acted on introducing the law criminalizing the triple talaq. In a historic verdict on the issue of Ayodhya, the five-bench Supreme Court has given a verdict that was in tune with the aspirations of majority and was in line with the rules as well as the historic facts provided to them. One should wonder here if these facts were present right from the beginning, why the earlier courts couldn’t conclude the case. There lies the importance of a free judiciary who thinks and acts according to the power vested in them by the constitution.On the other hand, today, the government is also working hard to make sure whatever laws they are bringing in, clear all the constitutional and judicial hurdles at the time of its introduction in the parliament. Take the case of article 370, the government was meticulous in its approach to clear all the hurdles it may stumble upon before tabling it in the parliament. The same is the case with CAA which has taken the sentiments as well as the initiative by the earlier governments and introduced the bill which will stand the scrutiny of the judiciary.There are instances in which the government tries to circumvent the judicial system and for a change, the Supreme Court was very harsh in countering it and making sure the verdicts are acted upon by the respective governments, an example is a verdict on demolishing the illegal multistory apartment building in Kerala. Even though the left-wing government tried it best to circumvent the order, the court was very clear if the deadline was not met, they will take up a case on the highest-ranking officers of the state, forcing them to follow the order to the dot.In many cases, we could also see that the judiciary is giving ample time for the government to have its laws implemented and was supportive of the need for the time required to counter the roadblocks it faces in the aftermath of the implementation of the new laws. This was fully evident in the case of Article 370 as well as in the case of CAA. This, in turn, allowed the government to formulate its strategy and reduce the burden of the interference of the courts in the early stages and this was made possible since the government is working within the parameters of its power and constitution of our country.It won’t be wrong if one could conclude that, the government today is dependent on the support of the judiciary and the judiciary is also becoming an independent institute and is providing enough support and guidance to the government. This mutual respect is also supported by the strong faith of the citizens in our judicial system and with the recent verdicts in several cases underlined and enhanced the role and status of the judiciary.Today one thing is sure, we have a government that has a well-educated and intelligent set of people who works on creating laws within the framework of the constitution and a judiciary who knows its power as a guardian and custodian of the constitution of India and the rights of the people. That’s is the reality of new India where no one is above the law and for once I am happy to see both the two wings, administrative and judiciary works hand in hand to uphold the constitution of our country.last_img

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