1. Dead Slow. 2. Existence of Touts. 3. Accumulation of decade old cases
DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIAN LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL
JUDGES ENQUIRY BILL 2006
--To be introduced in Indian Parliament.
--Constitution of the National Judicial Council, that will go into complaints against the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court.
FOREIGN CONTRIBUTIONS (REGULATION) BILL 2006
--To be introduced in Parliament.
--Prohibits acceptance of foreign contributions/foreign hospitality for any activities detrimental to national interest.
--Bars receipt of foreign funding.
*Organisations of political nature, not being political parties.
*Mass Communication media handling news, current affairs.
*Includes cartoonists, columnists, correspondents, editors, owners of associations, companies.
GLOSSARY OF IMPORTANT TERMS USED BY INDIAN LAWYERS
The word Stare = 'stand on'. Decisis = 'stand on'. A custom of courts 'standing' on the 'previous decisions' i.e past case law precedents.
MAINTENANCE AND WELFARE OF PARENTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS BILL 2006
This bill is ready. Likely to be introduced in Parliament shortly.
CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF POLITICIANS
Politicians incite violence in public glare. Yet, nobody dares to depose against them, cautious of dire consequences to follow. Courts insist on evidence. Courts do not have the wherewithall to initiate investigation and collect evidence. When the Courts order the Government and the Police to investigate, they go slow, probably because there is a need to shield the politicians.
Courts direct the victims to delete allegations against politicians or produce evidence or face prosecution for making false allegations. Thus, victims have to swallow both the injury and the insult.