The initiative to bring new criminal codes may be an important step to decolonize the law, but it must be comparatively analyzed with respect to existing criminal codes to understand the continuity and disjunction from the existing colonial nature of law. Decolonization of law would be a symbolic gesture if criminal codes in India do not find their historical roots and restore the compassionate ethics emerged and progressed from the spiritual traditions
The predominance of English as legal language disempowers the masses as there is a gap between folk and official language. It only enables the elite to expropriate the business of law. This is antithetical to the spirit of democracy.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami made it clear today that there was no way he would allow the proposed three-language policy, as outlined in the centre’s New Education Policy (NEP), to be implemented in the state.