Law, legal machinery and status of women in India

Submitted by asandil on Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:26

In a society that has profound male dominance, women are incapable to get justice they deserve. For example, it is not very easy for a woman to go police station with a complaint against a man. She may not only be humiliated but also get a cold response from the policemen appointed there. What worsens the scenario is the attitude of the police towards a women complainer. It is the need of the hour to make judicial activism simpler, faster and readily available to the women.

Women empowerment drives a great social change. It is one of the most talked about topics these days. With the growing percentage of educated women in our society, an unprecedented change is quite visible in the condition of women, particularly in metro cities. There is no walk of life which is untouched by the presence of women. But, still as a prime agency of social change, women are deprived of social justice on various fronts.

Despite so many legal reforms and amendments, women are still deprived of justice. We need to strengthen our legal machinery to make more women-friendly by appointing more and more female judges in both family and criminal courts so that justice can be delivered to the women all fronts of life. Statute stretched out the power of judiciary to go as far as possible to give better and complicit justice. Arthur Schlesinger Jr. presented the expression "Judicial Activism" in a January 1947 Fortune Magazine article titled "The Supreme Court: 1947. From the earliest starting point, the term Judicial Activism has turned into a subject of debate in India.

Endeavours have been made to check the force of the court and access to them. Previously, a few roundabout routines were utilized to teach the legal system, for example, supersession of judges or exchanges of badly arranged judges. It has regularly been said that the courts usurped the capacities designated to alternate organs of Government.

Essentially the customary role of the legal system is to understand the statutory and establish procurements for giving justice. The legal system (otherwise called the legal framework or judicature) is the arrangement of courts that deciphers and applies the law for the sake of the state.

The judiciary likewise furnishes a component for the determination of questions. Under the doctrines of the division of power, the legal system by and large does not make law (that is, in an entire manner, which is the obligation of the lawmaking body) or authorize law (which is the obligation of the official), yet rather translates law and applies it to the actualities of each one case. To empower our women, it is necessary for us to set up a system where women can adjust themselves just like men.

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