Access to Justice: A Case for Basic Change
V R Krishna Iyer
  • ISBN 13 : 9788170187554
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The Indian Justice System is currently facing a fatal docket crisis and performance paralysis the like of which has not been seen since Independence, or even before. There are many dimensions to this disaster of the judicial process. The author, who has been a legislator, law minister, Law Commission member and judge of a High Court and the Supreme Court, has sought to understand and analyse the pathology of the system and the etiology of the entropy. He has been, from time to time, offering therapeutic suggestions. Today, the Court process has come to a grinding halt and the author's three Lectures (Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Lectures in the Osmania University) deal with the maladies and the remedies which may, hopefully, go a long way to retrieve the situation. Healing a chronic disease, a terminal case, is a hard task. Even so, Justice Krishna Iyer, the author, goes beyond prescribing anodynes and demands radical reforms. The book is at once a critical study and suggests curative strategies which deserve the attention of all those who are deeply concerned with the fulfilment of the Constitution's first promise to the Indian people, viz: justice-social, economic and political. The pages go beyond the usual nostrums and make compelling reading. 'To be or not to be', that is the question before the Judiciary. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free , is the spirit in which the author meets the challenges fairly and squarely.