This is with regard to “Shailesh Gandhi files second appeal to get info about under-trials in Maharashtra prisons”. Shailesh Gandhi has hit the nucleus of the judicial deficiency which requires immediate reforms. I have witnessed the condition of some of the poor and helpless under-trials who come to court on remand but do not have anyone to guide them or represent them; nor are they are in a position to say anything and cannot even pay the bail amount. In one case, I have seen a poor father losing his mental balance and was screaming and crying in the court premises. The police and the public and all those in black coats standing outside the courts looking for customers were watching the scene. There is a need for judicial reforms. There is a need to strengthen the Advocates Act and there is a need for severe punishment for professional misconduct in advocacy.
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