Conversation with Prashant Bhushan

B&B: Have you personally experienced corruption in the judiciary?

PB: I have not personally experienced corruption. I don’t think I have ever been asked for a bribe by any judge, but sin

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ho tan

July 6, 2014 - 2:24pm

POINTS TO PONDER : Make judges accountable and reduce layers of injustice

If a student of LLB makes a mistake in an exam, he is failed. But if a practicing Judge/lawyer makes a mistake no action is taken against him. There is no law to punish him!!! Law is the only profession where no one has any accountability. A PM or a sweeper is accountable. But neither errant judges nor errant lawyers are accountable in India. That is why there is corruption all around.
Modi ji and his ministers will be asked to resign if they do not deliver on their promises, but if judiciary does not deliver on their guarantee to deliver justice in a fair manner and Judges are found to make blatant errors in rendering justice , no one raises his finger . This elite class is above all laws !!
A common man cannot claim ignorance of law , but yet thousands of Judges are giving wrong judgments (out of ignorance of laws or otherwise ) which are overturned by higher Courts . Yet no one punishes the errant Judges!!
The whole system is set up to provide employment to lawyers while thousands of lives are being destroyed .
The Judges themselves claim that certain laws are written “clumsily” and yet no one takes steps to write them in a professionally correct manner? In a certain case , even a lower Court has given a verdict in defiance of Supreme Court judgment and yet no one takes any action.
The above issue is one of the major root causes of legal problems faced by billion Indian people. Errant judges must be sacked or atleast made to refund their salaries and lawyers must be made to return their fees, if a judgment is over ruled by a higher court.
Laws must be re-written in a manner so that lawyers themselves understand them clearly.
There should be only two layers of courts – Lower Court and Supreme Court . This will speed up justice and reduce corruption. In this context, let me pose a question “ If Chief Justice of India is lying critical in ICU, will he allow similar 4 chances / layers of treatment starting with junior most doctor to save his life? Will his family excuse the doctors if he dies due to negligence ? Will he /his family allow him to rot for years awaiting to be treated ?” If not, why husbands/families are being subjected to legal torture by wives and courts? if wise and competent Judges are only to be found in Supreme Court of India , then why one has to go through so many layers of injustice viz. lower court, session court , high court !!
Gender biased laws must be withdrawn and rewritten with preservation of family system in mind.
If equality and fairness are indeed guaranteed by the Constitution and judiciary, women must also be given same treatment as men. A guilty man or woman must be unished/arrested/jailed only after a fair trial . No mercy to anyone . Fair justice for all.
Mahatma Gandhi ji said “ “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so” .
SEC125/498A/DV LAWS ARE ALL UNJUST AND UNFAIR.
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adv. Nilesh Ojha

May 14, 2012 - 8:42pm

I agree with some of the views of adv. Prashant Bhushan . But my view is that the Judicial accountability bill should be passed because something is better than nothing

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yash sati

October 14, 2011 - 12:56pm

prashant sir.... wht's ur nxt plan 4 india against corrution

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Sunil Choudhary

September 5, 2011 - 1:56pm

I am proud of Prashant Bhushan and his work. Meri subh kamanayen aapke saath hain. May you show the light to million other who follow in your footsteps.

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HEMANT SHARMA

June 2, 2011 - 5:43pm

LIKES OF PRASHANT BHUSHAN ARE NOT ALLOWED BY THE SYSTEM, JUDICIARY AND ITS CUSTODIANS ARE SUPERNATURAL ENTITIES VOCIN OVER CONCERN AGAINST BAD DECISIONS, DELAYED DECISIONS, CAN BE A BITTER PILL OF CONTEMPT, WISDOM OF JUDGES CAT BE DISCUSSED LEAVE ASIDE WATCHING THEM AND PROSECUTING THEM CORRUPTION IS WELL ORCHESTRATED BEST REGARDED AS THE GENTLEMAN'S ATTIRE. I RATE PRASHANT BHUSHAN AND HIS FATHER IN HIGH ESTEEM STRUGGLING FOR PUBLIC CAUSE FIGHTING WITH THE MIGHT OF CORRUPT PEOPLE BEST COMPLIMENTS / MY HEARTFELT SUPPORT FOR THEM- HEMANT SHARMA

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