Before I jumped on the decision to take the money matters between me and my ex-husband to the court along with a petition seeking divorce, I was well aware of the state of our country’s judicial system.
But, what I have faced or rather encountered in my countless visits to the court has been something that I wouldn’t wish for my worst enemy. It is not just limited to lies, frustration, bureaucracy, corruption and money-minded lawyers. The whole atmosphere along with the kind of thought process, nasty remarks spiced with demand of proofs for things that demand basic common sense only add to the misery.
I am currently refraining from going into micro details and the nitty-gritty of my case cause of sheer exhaustion. Among countless other observations the one that disturbs me most is the way cases are lingered. Anything that could easily be resolved in a matter of two or three hearings maximum, takes years to get sorted. Justice is done on paper but court orders are rarely carried out.
The outcome being, victims spend rest of their lives suing the defaulters for not abiding by the judgement of the earlier case and end up losing more than what they ever gain.
I have no intention to generalize the practice and proceedings of the judicial system in our country. All I am saying is from my personal observations and experience only. One fine day when I have more energy, I’ll surely write down the saga of my experiences in the Indian courts to help those who need an insight about what they should expect once they file a case.
As far me, all I can say is the stress levels are at their peak. I have hardly slept 15 hours (in total) in the past six days. To add to my misery, my laptop suffered an alien attack this Saturday. I say alien instead of a virus attack for though I ended up having to get my laptop formatted, the problem didn’t quite resolve. I’ll worry more about it, once things get better for things are sure under control for now.
The song on my mind: Waqt ne kiya kya hasin sitam ~ Kagaz ke phool