Can Money Be An Effective Substitute To Justice?

Can Money Be An Effective Substitute To Justice?Can money or any other incentive be an effective substitute to justice? My reply to this question is a big “No”. But, politicians apparently think so, as evident from some criminal cases occurred in the Punjab state of India over the past few years.

In the most recent case, the family of a Moga teenage girl, who died after being thrown along with her mother off a running bus after they opposed the conductor’s indecent gestures and lewd comments, was reportedly offered Rs. 30 lakh in addition to a government job for a member of the family.

After being thrown off the running bus, the 13-year-old girl died on the spot, while her mother is continues to struggle for life in a hospital. It is worth mentioning here that the bus involved in the inhuman, brutal incident was operated by Orbit Aviation, a transportation company owned by Sukhbir Singh Badal - the deputy chief minister of Punjab and the son of state CM Parkash Singh Badal. 

I am not against supporting a victim or his/her family with financial aid, but I am dead sure that it can’t be called justice. Initially, the poor father of the girl insisted that he didn’t want anything other than justice for her dead girl and punishment for the culprits. Surprisingly, he agreed to accept the grant within a couple of days.  I don’t find fault with the poor father’s decision because how a common man can fight with a ruling government. It’s not impossible but it’s bitterly hard.  

Previously in December 2012, a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader shot and killed a Punjab State police officer in Amritsar after the officer protested against his daughter being harassed by Rana and his associates. In that case, the victim’s daughter was given a government job along with some other incentives.

Politicians must learn such incidents not only affect the victim and his/her family but also the whole society, all men, women and children. Giving some incentives to the victim’s family can’t revive the public’s broken trust. Moreover, such settlements will encourage more prospective criminals, particularly those who belong to rich families and have links with politicians. 

Let me say that the only way to ensure justice for any victim and the whole society in any such case is to set an example by ensuring harsh punishment for the culprits.

5/05/2015
Can Money Be An Effective Substitute To Justice?
Can Money Be An Effective Substitute To Justice?Can money or any other incentive be an effective substitute to justice? My reply to this question is a big “No”. But, politicians apparently think so, as evident from some criminal cases occurred in the Punjab state of India over the past few years.

In the most recent case, the family of a Moga teenage girl, who died after being thrown along with her mother off a running bus after they opposed the conductor’s indecent gestures and lewd comments, was reportedly offered Rs. 30 lakh in addition to a government job for a member of the family.

After being thrown off the running bus, the 13-year-old girl died on the spot, while her mother is continues to struggle for life in a hospital. It is worth mentioning here that the bus involved in the inhuman, brutal incident was operated by Orbit Aviation, a transportation company owned by Sukhbir Singh Badal - the deputy chief minister of Punjab and the son of state CM Parkash Singh Badal. 

I am not against supporting a victim or his/her family with financial aid, but I am dead sure that it can’t be called justice. Initially, the poor father of the girl insisted that he didn’t want anything other than justice for her dead girl and punishment for the culprits. Surprisingly, he agreed to accept the grant within a couple of days.  I don’t find fault with the poor father’s decision because how a common man can fight with a ruling government. It’s not impossible but it’s bitterly hard.  

Previously in December 2012, a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader shot and killed a Punjab State police officer in Amritsar after the officer protested against his daughter being harassed by Rana and his associates. In that case, the victim’s daughter was given a government job along with some other incentives.

Politicians must learn such incidents not only affect the victim and his/her family but also the whole society, all men, women and children. Giving some incentives to the victim’s family can’t revive the public’s broken trust. Moreover, such settlements will encourage more prospective criminals, particularly those who belong to rich families and have links with politicians. 

Let me say that the only way to ensure justice for any victim and the whole society in any such case is to set an example by ensuring harsh punishment for the culprits.