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Is India moving towards dictatorship?
In the year 1862, for the state (British), every crime was against it, that's how in Criminal Cases it came to be being "State Versus Accused". Free India also lapped it up.

Indian State is more than happy to thread on that path. Once a crime is reported to police, the State takes upon itself the role of persecution.

The Cr.P.C. 1972, provides that the 'Original Complainant" can put in an application to 'Intervene' under section 301/ 302. In most cases, the original complainant / intervener is allowed to assist the prosecutor. They can not directly address the Court. Only towards conclusion Intervener can assist the prosecutor to draft the 'Written Notes' of arguments.

Besides that 95 per cent of Judgements emanating from Indian Courts are based on 'Procedures' and 'Truth' is the last thing on the minds of Judges, who allow 'lies' to be spoken day in and day out. That coupled with knowledge that no 'Perjury' case will be initiated is crippling the Courts with backlog of cases which are mostly false.

Barring a few individual cases, most of the time no one has the will and resources to see that justice is meted out to them. In mass scale murder in Bhopal Gas leak case, there were NGOs who took upon themselves the responsibility to intervene, but their interests were not totally sanguine.

Relatives of deceased in Salman Khan 'Hit and Run Case', were more than happy to extract some 'Compensation'. Regrettably the worst was the silence on the part of relatives of Constable Ravinder Patil, a body guard provided to Salman Khan, who was allowed to be wasted at the alter of 'TRUTH'. His case is no less a case of well planned slow 'crucifixion'. Every one knows TB is curable, but he was allowed to die, because it suited the interest of 'Untruth'.

Indian State is not at all interested in dispensation of Justice. The pending cases will take '300' years to clear. Justice is only for those, who have deep pockets. This has also been stated so by Hon. Judges themselves.

Law does not mean a thing for 'poor' and rich don't care as they know how to manipulate it. However, slowly and steadily, the psyche of "Middle Class" is awakening. They have started exhibiting "Contempt for Contempt". Law of Contempt is also one of the legacies of the British Raj. It places the Judges in a protected glass house. They can not be held responsible / accountable for their Judgements.

We have suddenly seen a spurt in Contempt Cases. Recently, the Supreme Court of India held Shri M.V. Jayarajan of Communist Party of India (Marxist) guilty of criminal contempt and sentenced him to four weeks in prison. Allahabad High Court on 07.05.2015 held Advocate Ram Kumar Singh, a practicing Lawyer since 1983 guilty of "maligning the reputation" and "lowering the authority of the court" through his comments and sentenced him to four-month imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1,500. On 09th May 2015, Justice C S Karnan has threatened contempt of court proceedings against Chief Justice Sanjay K Kaul of Madras high court.

Courts are the highest platform in any Constitution, where Judges are presumed to be discharging Godly duty to 'Judge' , which entitles them to be addressed as "Your Lordship/ Your Honour". In '67' years since gaining independence, these Houses of Lordships have also become hollow. In a nutshell, nothing appears to be right in India.

The Middle Cases, the 'Conscious Keepers' have started demanding "Speedy & Equitable Justice". But the real problem does not lie only with state machinery and its procedures , which involves police, lawyers, Judges. Courts. The real problem which is gnawing at the very fabric of 'Constitution Of India' is deep rooted "Corruption".

In my opinion "Constitution of India" or the concept of India as we see it today has already lost its Pillars of Strength.

If not cured immediately, India as a Society and Nation will crumble in '10' years. And the replacement might be 'Dictatorship'. Today we are informed that Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was a proponent for '10' years of hard dictatorship, after gaining freedom.

Will Mr Narendra Modi, transform himself into one such Dictator remains to be seen? The other who had phoenix like rise, Mr Kejriwal, is certainly showing hints of dictatorial strain in his way of functioning. He with the support of poor may upstage all political parties in whole of India. The economic scene, ever increasing population, external factors, and internal cracks based on all kinds of divisions created by politicians will also aid the 'Rise of Dictatorship". Alarm bells will start ringing, in case his party 'AAP' gains ground outside Delhi too.

Maybe such a phase may be transitory to give way to new Constitution of Federal Structure with Presidential Form of Government, that is akin to present American Model.

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