Laws should not be rigid or fixed. Instead, they should be flexible enough to take account of various circumstances, times, and places.
Laws are the indispensable parts that govern the accepted rules and order so as to maintain peace and harmony in the society. Without law society cannot exist as it plays a crucial role in people’s day to day lives by guiding them to act as per the predefined rules that prevent them from doing any violent and criminal activities. Thus law is defined as the system which is enforced by the nation/government/society to regulate the behavior of the peoples.
Generally law changes as per the circumstances, times and places because nothing in the society remains the same. With the passage of time things/people/government in the nation/society changes and consequently law also changes. To be more precise let’s take an example of the “Sati system”; does it exist now in Nepalese Community? Well the answer is no. Sati system was once prevailing in the Nepalese society in which women were forced to sacrifice their life along with their deceased husband in a flame. As the society became more aware of self-freedom and human rights rigid law like the sati system also got abolished. Law should not be rigid rather it should be flexible enough to implement moral ethics that governs the society as a whole. Moreover, flexible laws are the requirements as the society is shaped by factors such as education, culture, norms, and religions that demands changes to established civilized society according to the time, circumstances and place.
Similarly societies are subjected towards new circumstances and challenges that bring new consequences which may not be accomplished by the predefined law and order. For instances rape cases in Nepal and India are proliferating with no full stop and the current laws are now amended to cope up the issues. If the laws based on rape case were remained rigid then the society would never get justice. We can take example of “Nirvaya case” that happened in Delhi in the year 2013 A.D. There was no strict law regarding rape case in India before the pathetic, inhuman and cruel gang rape happened to Miss Nirvaya. Consequently people stood up, protested to change the availing law and thus the rapists were sentenced to death. Had the rule not been flexible she could have never got justice.
The progress of every Nation whether in terms of economy or social depends on its flexible laws and the system. We can see that globalization has enabled us to break the wall and reach beyond the boundaries to make trade and business with cross border Nations. In the present context free trade policy and flexible market system have been the requirements of any business. For instance Samsung Company of South Korea has maintained bilateral trade treaty with foreign countries that allows FDI and low tariff access as well. Due to the flexible law in trade system Samsung is now one of the leading business houses in the global arena. However flexibility in law doesn’t mean it should be changed rapidly without any concrete plan. Furthermore, to make a law flexible, the authorized body should foresee the future consequences and implement according to the needs of the society so that the change can bring wide benefits to every citizen.