In the story "god lives n the panch" , jumman's old aunt has complete faith that justice will be done to her, if she approaches the panchayat. she repeatedly says that "the panch knows neither friend nor enemy", and that "allah lives in the heart of the panch, and his voice is the voice of god". god is always impartial in his dealings with human beings. similarly, a panch has to be impartial in dispensing justice. it is for this reason that it is said that god lives in the panch. the author has quite aptly justified the title through the plot and characters. not for a moment does the story divert from its message which is explicitly conveyed through the title