Saturday, September 24, 2016

DEMOCRACY or DEMONOCRACY: The Indian Judicial System

To change this 'demonocracy' to "democracy" we all must join hands and demand for such a democracy that is not rotting and rusting
                                   -Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri.

The judiciary in our country If  I may quote in a single word is Pathetic. Democracy with respect to judiciary is only on pen and paper. It's substantial requirements and it's implementations are contradictory to each other. Reality of our country's judiciary system is not democracy but 'demonocracy'. What is this 'demonocracy'?
Let's take a small example to understand this word. Our country is not ruled by Republican political leaders but instead its run by evasive and corrupt political leaders. This is how this 'democracy' is changed to 'demonocracy'.

I am not just juggling the balls in air. The real examples prove this. We can see almost about 40% of our parliamentarians are having a criminal record and among them about 10-20% have a very serious charge imposed on them including dacoity, murder and rape. All these are because the judiciary system existing in our country is primarily dysfunctional.

The pace with which we are provided the so called justice i.e it may take 10 to 15 or even more years of duration for a simple case to be resolved , in my own terms I can say it is not justice delayed= justice denied but is justice delayed= justice denied= criminalisation of society. The very best example of this was the execution of Ajmal Kasab, the decision which took about an era to come out.

Having said so I am not inferring that this judiciary cannot be changed from 'demonocracy' to 'democracy'. The recent decisions of the judiciary system over Nirbhaya rape case and many such incidents are worth admiring and are creditable.

This article of mine is a quibble and by this i am not inferring a wrong message about our judiciary but i am helping our society to figure out some notions to help make our judiciary better. The killing of witnesses , the slow  pace of judgement, the trial imposed on superstars and political leaders getting dusted on the judge's desk over the years, need of more trial rooms and courts for the grass root level implementation  ....all these should be taken under consideration so that our country's judiciary is improved by a large.


  1. Good attempt Nikhil and I agree with your views completely. Keep writing. Your concept is very clear.

    1. Thanks sir.....ur comment means a lot to a budding writer....