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The Urgent Need For Witness Protection In India

Nivedita Sudheer, Amity University, Noida


Witness as the ear and eye of justice”- Jeremy Bentham.The foundation of the administration of justice is largely based on witnesses stepping forward and giving an uninhibited deposition in front of a court of law. If witnesses are intimidated and prevented from providing the Court with relevant evidence, the criminal justice system itself is destroyed. The criminal justice system has a difficult task ahead of it: striking a delicate balance between the competing interests of the accused, the victim, and society. Fairness is essential to all legal procedures and practises. Without reliable and meaningful evidence, it is impossible to pursue the truth and maintain the tenets of a fair and reasonable trial. In India, the current state of affairs regarding the administration of justice is not very secure.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878


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