September 26, 2023
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Bail system only benefits affluent people: Law Commission Report

The Indian jurisprudence is one of the most efficient judicial systems. It is known for its zero-tolerance-to-corruption policy. Still, there are many flaws in the system. The prime problem is that the Indian judicial system has not properly been reformed or renewed in order to cater the needs of the modern society. The Indian bail procedure is the most important thing which needs an urgent revamp. Nowadays, this procedure only favors the affluent class. Do you think the legal egalitarianism is protected and nourished in the present situation? The Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all people are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. In a bid to end the discrimination practicing in the bail procedure, the 268th report of the Law Commission led by former Supreme Court Judge Balbir Singh Chauhan has advised the central government to revamp the bail procedure to enable the early release of the undertrials in a way which benefits all undertrials equally. Nearly sixty-seven per cent of the total prisoners living in the Indian jails is undertrials. It is said that the recommendation would be considered and would be subjected to detailed deliberation by the concerned authorities. The raising crime rates prove there is an urgent need for the judicial reformation. Unless and until it is implemented efficiently, the system is unfit to address the challenges posed by the modern society.


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