Indian laws

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Indian laws are archaic, outdated and heavily biased:

Indian laws are archaic , outdated and heavily biased Sagar mal sharma BY :-Sagar mal sharma

Indian law:

Indian law Law of India refers to the system of law in modern India. It is largely based on English common law because of the long period of British colonial influence during the period of the British Raj. Much of contemporary Indian law shows substantial European and American influence. Various legislations first introduced by the British are still in effect in modified forms today. Sagar mal sharma

Indian law contd....:

Indian law contd.... During the drafting of the Indian Constitution, laws from Ireland, the United States, Britain, and France were synthesized into a refined set of Indian laws. Indian laws also adhere to the United Nations guidelines on human rights law and the environmental law. Certain international trade laws, such as those on intellectual property, are also enforced in India. There are about 1221 laws as of May 2010. However, since there are Central laws as well as State laws, its difficult to ascertain their exact numbers as on a given date. Sagar mal sharma

Indian penal code:

Indian penal code Indian Penal Code is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code, intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. It was drafted in 1860 and came into force in colonial India during the British Raj in 1862. It has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions. Sagar mal sharma

Backlog of Cases:

Backlog of Cases The Indian Supreme Court had almost 46,000 cases left to hear in December 2009. For lower, more local courts, that figure ballooned to more than 29 million cases. Minor corruption, limited staffing and an acute shortage of accomplished judges are among the reasons. In December 2009, the Law Commission of India said there were only 10 judges for every 1 million Indian citizens. Sagar mal sharma


Complexity For many rural Indians, the Indian legal codes and justice system are too heavily laden with complex jargon and arduous demands of time and money. Traditional methods of conflict resolution, called "panchayats" or "dharmasatra," were discarded during British colonial rule and never reclaimed after independence. These dispute-resolving mechanisms were inexpensive, required little specialized legal training, and worked in a cultural context that many Indians could understand. They are no longer part of the Indian judicial system. Sagar mal sharma

The Mumbai Attacks Trial:

The Mumbai Attacks Trial The trial of the lone surviving gunman in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, to many Indian critics, underscored some of the weaknesses in the Indian judicial system. The defendant, Mohammed Ajmal Amir, confessed midway through the trial, but the judge let the trial continue. No Indian lawyer wanted to represent Amir, and his counsel had to be replaced midway. Also, many said Amir's trial was expedited for political reasons. Sagar mal sharma

Bureaucratic Battles:

Bureaucratic Battles Lawyers, justices and journalists frequently fight in Indian courtrooms over access to information, the overzealous use of contempt-of-court laws, and endless allegations of bribery coming from almost every participant in the average court case. The process for removing bad judges from the bench is rarely successful. To allege bribery of a judge requires the written consent of the nation's chief judge, a historically unprecedented occurrence in India. Sagar mal sharma

India's outdated laws hamper fight against terror, says US:

India's outdated laws hamper fight against terror, says US The US, which labeled India as one of the most terror-afflicted nations, said the main hurdle before New Delhi’s counter-terror efforts are the country’s “outdated” legal system and law enforcement. “Although clearly committed to combating terrorism, the Indian government’s counter-terrorism efforts remained hampered by its outdated and overburdened law enforcement and legal systems,” said the State Department’s annual Congressionally mandated Country Reports on Terrorism for the year 2009. Sagar mal sharma

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It also noted that the existing laws are not sufficient to deal with the terror menace. “In the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008, India’s Parliament has introduced bills to restructure its counter-terrorism laws and established a National Investigative Agency (NIA) to create a national-level capability to investigate and prosecute acts of terrorism,” it said. The state department said India remained one of the countries most afflicted by terrorism with over 1,000 deaths attributed to terrorist attacks in 2009, primarily in Kashmir and other parts of India. The state department said that Jammu and Kashmir, historically victim to the largest number of foreign terrorist attacks, saw casualties decline significantly from previous years. Sagar mal sharma

VIPS get cover no protection for common man:

VIPS get cover no protection for common man Recently released data on police organization reveals there are three cops to protect one VIP as against availability of merely one cop for 761 others Sagar mal sharma

Is the law biased against men?:

Is the law biased against men? Sagar mal sharma

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