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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     10 April 2012

Simplification of legal language is need of hour

Law is very much complicated than human brain. That is why it fails to reach to the general people in India. Most of the law is drafted and decorated on the foreign principles before the Indian independence and after the independence. After 1947 to next 15 years, the position of the Indian democracy was just like the baby stage .Now Indian democracy is quite mature but at this postmodern era of deconstruction there is no simplification of the legal words and language. Most of the advocates juggle with the words. The general people of India are in an exploitive situation to get the justice as because the legal words are beyond the reach of literate educated and semi educated. The general people are the tax payer and the parliamentarians, judges and public prosecutors draw a lump sum from the public money. All laws are for human beings and if it is too tough to understand for the critical legal language for the general people from where law is evolved and then what is the use of it. It is just like the colonial policy to collect the raw material and make a finished good for gain of a particular handful of people.


Every human being is self advocate for self representation self defense due to natural reason within them. The simplification of legal words and language can provide them with more power of liberalization, equalization and personal sophistication to shield and shape their rights named and unnamed to strengthen the welfare society and social changes and social control.


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Querist (n/a)     11 April 2012

Sir what you have said in the above post is correct and true.

Anjuru Chandra Sekhar (Advocate )     20 April 2012

Law is made for people so that they adhere to right conduct in public life so as to facilitate common good of all.  It is not meant for Advocates, Judges and Legal Community members. Hence, before offense is committed people should know what is an offense.  Now the case is, people indulge in some act which they are not aware is punishable under existing laws and later the judiciary sits in judgment of what is right and what is wrong.

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