This is in reference to the Verdict Corner column ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ (January 14) by Indu Bhan
This is in reference to the Verdict Corner column ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ (January 14) by Indu Bhan. In my opinion, most of the problems facing our country can be easily solved if the judiciary is expanded and lawyers, instead arguing and prolonging the case, help the victims get justice. Now, due to the delay in serving of justice, some accused enjoy freedom while making the victims suffer. Politicians themselves are involved in many crimes and corruption, so it is hardly a surprise that they are not interested in the expansion of the judiciary, unless it means that its powers would be curtailed. NGOs, legal luminaries and the media must take the lead in making the necessary expansion of the judiciary a reality in the larger interest of the country’s people and prosperity.
Too early to celebrate new drug
It is early days yet for teixobactin, the newest antibiotic that FE has written about in ‘Beating drug resistance’ (January 10). One of the problem with new-generation antibiotics is that they are more likely to create strains that are resistant to older antibiotics even though there was no resistance so far. Besides, teixobactin is yet to be tested on humans. We must wait until clinical trials conclusively prove its efficacy.