Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
3. While there is reason to be concerned about delays in rape trials, a Hyderabad like solution is out of the question. Critically examine.(250 Words)
Why this question:
The article captures how the Indian criminal justice system increasingly reflects the idea of “power” rather than “justice”.
Key demand of the question:
One must highlight the need for better justice delivery in the country and suggest solutions for the same.
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
First explain the case.
Explain that the deaths, in an encounter last Friday, of the four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad (it happened on Wednesday) has revived the debate on the “right to kill”, or “extra-judicial killings” or “fake encounters”, which is the ugly reality of our country.
Earlier, these encounters used to be criticized by the public and media. But in the new and “resurgent” India, we have started celebrating this instant and brutal form of justice.
Explain what actually needs to be done and in what way the changing direction of people’s mindset can be altered onto the right path.
Conclude with suitable solutions.