Treasure Island

S.D. TIWARI

(December.1955 / India)

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied


Justice seekers wait day after day,
Month after month, year after year
Even decade is passed but
In course of justice they don’t hear.

Sometimes they pass away
without getting the justice.
Such delays lack faith
In system amongst the public.

Maggu's land was captured
In an act of atrocity
And his cow was stolen
From his own vicinity.

With good efforts of police
The stolen cow was traced
But died beforel order of justice
To return it, was graced.

Maggu filed an other suit
Demanding for compensation;
His land dispute was already
Pending under litigation.

Finally justice prevailed
He got verdict in his favour
Compensation and his land
Years he waited with fervor.

But by the time justice given
Old Maggu was died
This is how legal maxim
Justice delayed is justice denied.

(c) S.D. Tiwari

Submitted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2011

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  • Santosh Sharma (8/14/2011 10:01:00 AM)

    Yes this part of our system needs to to be redefined, let our elite and society give a thoght to it, the time limit to be put on place. Good write Sir. (Report) Reply

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