Jyoti Singh Pandey: India Gang Rape Trial Delayed Due to "Technical Problems"

 

Despite India's best efforts to combat the disgusting delays its citizens face in the judicial system, the Supreme Court has once again proven why there is a serious need for an overhaul of the courts. The Court was supposed to decide today whether or not the defense motion brough forth by attorney Manohar Lal Sharma to move the trial outside of Delhi in order to get a fairer trial for his client, Mukesh Singh.

The three judges presiding on the bench cited mysterious 'technical problems' and pushed the hearing until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23rd. 

Unconfirmed reports say that the delay was caused by other attorneys attending the hearing. No doubt the issue is frought with legal and social complications. Will protests be reignited by moving the trial to another city? Given the attention brought about by the case, is there a chance for a 'fair' hearing at all for the suspects?

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Mythili Sampathkumar

Mythili is a freelance writer/journalist based in New York City. She blogs at www.restlessrani.com. Views expressed are my own and are not representative of my employers.

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