Is judging a person blindly or using poor judgement to judge someone discouraged in Hinduism? Is it a sin? If yes what punishment would be granted for committing such a sin.?
EDIT: Blind judgement may also include
Forming an opinion WITHOUT careful thought. And believing such opinion to be completely true or factual without doing any verification or research. For example, if a person say Mr. A accuses Mr. B of committing a certain crime. And if Mr. C blindly believes Mr. A's accusation to be true without asking Mr. A to provide any evidence. Is it sinful on Mr. C's part to blindly believe a person's accusation.
Blindly believing an innocent person to be a culprit might be harmful to the innocent person. For example a person gets falsely accused of rape and most people blindly believe that he is a rapist and start shaming him. This might cause depression or sadness to the innocent person as he doesn't want to be called a rapist. In such a case the people blindly believing him to be a rapist, are those people bound to a sin? I hope you get my point.