Radio Pakistans view on Indian judiciary being unfair to minorities comes unstuck

February 19th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI  


Abohar, Feb.20 (ANI): Already struggling to restore the world communitys confidence in its judicial system since the removal of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, Radio Pakistan is now pointing fingers at the Indian Judiciary through propaganda-based Punjabi Durbar programme.

Radio Pakistan states that justice is not being given to minority groups in India.

However, the Indian judicial fraternity terms the allegation as baseless, ridiculous, and unfounded.

India [as a democratic system] is standing on support from the judicial system. The day any loophole gets created in the judicial system, it would become a reason for destruction [of the system]. The democracy is getting stronger on the support from the judicial system. Justice in India is done without any discrimination of caste and religion. We have a transparent system. All the judges give the right judgement. In case of any wrong judgement, the person can appeal in the Supreme Court. All the lower and the upper courts maintain the same record, so it can easily be discovered that wrong judgement has happened, said Additional Session Judge (retd.) M. L. Garg.

It seems Radio Pakistan needs to know that the Indian judiciary is regarded as one of its four main pillars on whose integrity the democratic system of India depends, and enables all citizens to cherish equality to justice and freedom to practice individual freedom and religions. The other three pillars being the Legislature (State), the Executive and the Press.

All minority sections enjoy special quotas through the governments reservation policies, availing all opportunities under the government system.

In contrast, the Pakistan judicial system, though similar to India, is grossly doubted for its integrity and non-collusion with government diktat.

The ruling regime enjoys the freedom to overtake the judicial system in an arbitrary manner and overrule it for not toeing to the governments line, as has been witnessed many a times in the recent past.

In Pakistan, the system is different. Yes, of course, it is almost similar to India. But there is corruption everywhere in political and social conditions. To an extent, biased decisions are taken there. The good people in the world have never appreciated their judgments. The judgments given by the judges of Supreme Court and High Court have never been condemned by anybody, Justice (Retd.) Garg added.

The latest controversial agreement (read submission) to Talibans regime in the Swat Valley by the Pakistan government speaks volumes of the kind of system going to prevail in near future in Pakistan. (ANI)

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