By Rozy Ibrahim.
In the foreigner’s rape cases like Jodhpur rape case of a German national and Agra rape case of a Japanese woman, the courts have passed the verdict in a short span of time. This is a good indication, say observers, as Indian Judiciary has always been alleged to be turtle-slow at adjudicating justice.
While this is a piece of good news, questions are being raised in various quarters, as to why the rape cases of Indian nationals are not given speedy verdicts as in the case of foreigners.
Talking on theses developments, Kamlesh Jain, a Supreme Court lawyer says: “It’s totally a slave mentality in Indians that whenever we see any foreigner in India, we give space to them in a different way.”
Hailing the verdict on the rape cases, Abdullah, an advocate in District Court at Ghaziabad, says: “It’s an excellent job by the justice system of India. The judiciary has given life imprisonment to the convicts and they had to pay huge amount as penalty to the petitioner,”
Nadeem Ahmed, a practicing lawyer at Patiyala House, New Delhi, says that the question about rape has nothing to do with nationalities. It is a heinous crime which can victimize any woman, Indian or foreigner, he said.
Further, Nadeem Ahmed said: “Often Indian women do not come forward to register their cases out of fear but the foreign women do not have these inhibitions.”
“Firstly, we should file a charge sheet within ninety days in the court and the court will send summons to the accused. On the basis of all proofs and eye witnesses, the judgment will be delivered,” says Abdullah.
“The main basis for delivering fast judgment on the rape cases rests on the statement, ‘Justice delayed is justice denied,” concludes Abdullah
By Rozy Ibrahim.