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Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4) Criminal justice is directionless and in a state of policy ambiguity. Do you think India needs to draft a clear policy that should inform the changes to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC? Comment. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article deals with importance of criminal justice system and the ambiguities associated with it.
Key demand of the question:
One has to bring out reasons that have necessitated the need for drafting a clear policy that should inform the changes to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In short throw light on the existing criminal justice system in the country.
Explain that recently home minister proposed that the Bureau of Police Research and Development should work on a proposal to amend various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Bring out the issues associated with criminal justice system in detail first.
Suggest what changes are required and how they should be brought about.
Conclude with way forward.