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Title: Role of the Judiciary in Bringing out Social Transformation in India after Independence
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Law and Justice, Vol. 11 No. 1 (Part I), March 2020, p 19 - 30
Authors: Biswas, Sujit Kumar
Keywords: Society
Social change
Judiciary in India
Judicial Process
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Society in India has always been very complex. Diversity of culture, religion, philosophy and political thought has been the essence of India.In 1950, the Constitution of India came into force and India became a ‘Republic’ and a nation with federal structure. States were divided on the basis of language and also culture. The multicultural characteristic of the country became more prominent than before. However, the ‘will of the people’ was reflected in the Constitution and the foundation of ‘Rule of Law’, good governance and respect for multiculturalism was laid therein. The goal of a new and vibrant India was in the minds of the Legislature, who were mostly the freedom fighters and who had dreamt of a new India. However, with the passage of time the interest of the common man receded in the background and they were left helpless and hapless. It was at this time the judiciary took up the task of acting as a catalyst in bringing about social change according to the changing needs of the society. The Indian judiciary rejected the British concept of dictatorship in the legal framework and evolved new devices to balance the conflicting needs of the society. The Indian judiciary while rejecting the Austinian brand of legal positivism reconciled both the conflicting interests of the society. Over the years legal justice has made way for social justice through a dynamic judicial process and creative jurisprudence which affirmatively rights both ancient and recent wrongs. There has now been a remedial realism to forensic formalism.
ISSN: 0976-3570
Appears in Collections:Vol.11 No. 1 Part 1 (March 2020)

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