They submitted their complaints against their illegal termination from the employment before the state labour department. Management replied that they are not ‘workman’ as defined in the Industrial Disputes Act, and they have no right of protection for their jobs in the law, and the management has right to dispensing with their employments with a notice of one month or tendering one month salary in lieu of the notice. In the mean time one more their companion supervisor came out of his job in the same manner. To support his college’s case was his only crime. He also submitted his complaint before state labour department.
Their cases had been referred to the
it is 2008 and approximate twenty five years has been elapsed before
the primary court and there is no hope for judgments. Last judge
already has been transferred and now the court is without a judge. Some
time after the State Government will request to the state judicature,
to supply a judge on deputation, to be posted in this court. The
judicature already has less number of judges than sanctioned posts. It
will arrange a judge to leaving vacant a regular court and post to the
If the cases of Mahendra and his companions reach in six or twelve months, then these judgments will be from a primary court. Either party of the case may go to the higher court and after judgments from this higher court to a much higher court. As per present standards the cases may reach finality in some twenty or thirty years. At that time the age of Mahendra & his companions will be more than eighty years. It may happen they will not be alive to see the execution of the judgments. What is the way before these three and many other persons to get the relief? In fact, there is no way to get the justice in the system. One who knows the reality does not go to challenge illegal acts and omissions before the court. And the number of these persons is continuously increasing and cases coming to the courts are decreasing in the numbers.
This situation is dangerous for Indian Democracy and the System. Loosing faith in the legal System is loosing faith in the system. It increases anarchism in the country. To search the remedies out of the courts by illegal means will be common thing in coming days. The governments, parliament, politicians, thinkers and intellectuals must think about the problem and take urgent steps at earliest; otherwise things will be out of control.
Professionally this situation is serving hardship before the Lawyers. There is lot of legal work in the country but it is not coming to them. In the recent past we saw many incidents of lawyer’s agitations for minor causes and advocate strikes. These were the result of the frustration created by the adverse effect on their profession created due to incompetence of the judicature.The community of the advocates and the lawyers must awake immediately to change the situation. The country is waiting for their positive role to change the fate of the people of