Empowering The Judiciary

The Indian judicial system is one that has evolved into a stable and fair system of detention and penalizing, after being tested well for several years. The judiciary of the country is a body of people who are given the task of execution of the laws made by the government, that is, the judiciaries of a country are its law enforcers.However, the judicial representatives can not assess the cases of crimes or misconduct on their own perceptions or rules. There has to be a single system or a document that acts as a standard to all the decision making process and the penalizing norms. Such a document exists in all countries and in case of India, it is referred to as The Indian Penal Code. The Indian Penal Code is applicable to all the citizens of India who commit crimes or actions suggesting misconduct in the Indian territory. The document is applicable to ships as well as aircrafts within the Indian seas or the airspace as well. The Indian Penal Coe holds equal importance in all the states of the country, including the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The only difference here is that it is known under a different name- Ranjit Penal Code.

The Indian Penal code lists out various cases of misconduct against person or state and mentions the corresponding punishments and liabilities under various different sections. The document s holds great importance, especially in a country like India. This is largely due to the highly dynamic and volatile political as well as social conditions in the country. India is a land where people from various religious beliefs, practices and traditions live together.Thus, there will obviously clashes of interest between these people. Indian history has witnessed these clashes going out of hand at various occasions. It is also necessary to penalize those anti –social elements that instigate such clashes, so that no other person repeats the same. The Indian Penal Code has come to the rescue of the judiciary and has enabled the guardians of the laws to appropriately try these people in the court and penalize them. The Indian Penal code has also proved helpful in checking the committed crimes by punishing internal criminals, gangsters as well as smugglers.

The most important feature of the Indian Penal Code is the impartial nature of judgments promoted by the document. The Indian Penal Code does not include any special favors or relaxations on any special person at some position of power.Thus, the Indian Penal Code stands alike for government employees, as for a common man, and even for a judicial officer. These builds up the faith of the common citizens in the law making and enforcing bodies in the country and also in turn prevent any sort of corruption or misuse of power on the part of the people in power.

Another important feature of the Indian Penal Code is the flexibility that it has had since its birth. This flexibility is essential due to the progressive modernization of the country .It is this flexibility that has done away with some colonial norms in the document and helped in the establishment of a true democracy in the country, where the rights of one and all are respected.