Essay-When justice fails, instant justice steps in SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
That Nature abhors a vacuum is as much a law of physics as it is of criminal justice. Something will rush in to fill the space. Justice is the backbone of a society. That is why, whenever the judicial system fails to provide justice, instant justice steps in.
Ensuring timely justice is the duty of our judiciary. It is often said that justice delayed is justice denied. Delayed justice, if becomes the norm, culminates in public anger and calls for instant justice.
We have examples of the Nirtbhaya case, Kasab, etc, where the judicial process took so long to deliver justice that people lost faith in our judiciary. Such instances may seem to justify the demand for instant justice, but is it truly a just demand?
Our judicial system considers a person innocent until proven guilty. Giving a fair chance to the accused to prove innocence is one of the rudimentary pillars on which justice stands. Instant justice deprives the accused of this chance and strikes at the very core of the spirit of justice…