Andhra Pradesh rapists killed in an encounter. While one has no remorse for the ignominious death of the depraved criminals, one is left with a feeling of helplessness.
An inhumane crime has found closure with what can, at best, be described as gross inefficiency in police procedures and at worst as blatant custodial killing.
From the crime to the closure, India has been left vulnerable.
Has a time come in the country when those entrusted to maintain law and order have lost confidence in those entrusted to punish criminals?
It is also clear that making stringent laws does not curtail criminal activity in our country since most people remain ignorant about the law.
Also dispensation of justice takes too long as has been seen in the Nirbhaya case.
In such an instance it is the weakness of the judicial system that becomes visible to criminals, not the capacity of law to be circumspect as our Judges tend to believe.
It is not time to introspect seriously on the whole picture.