However, the ordinance issued by the President of India has certain serious flaws. Section 3 (c) and 3 (d) together violate the principle of common law accepted and followed by all countries in the world including the criminal law jurisprudence in India on the vital issue of presumption of innocence until proven guilty. These two sections together overturn this principle on its head. This is open to gross misuse, harassment and targeting.
The Winter Session of Parliament should normally have been sitting at this time. This has been the practice for over half a century. Bypassing the Winter Session of Parliament and taking recourse to ordinance raj is essentially anti-democratic at a time when Parliament is to meet soon.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the decision of the Union Cabinet to once again promulgate an ordinance on the land acquisition issue. This BJP government has failed twice in the past to sustain this legislation by getting parliamentary approval.
The Central Committee which began its three day session in Hydrabad adopted a resolution against the ordinance promulgated by the Modi government amending the Land Acquisition Act, which the Central Committee characterized as “utterly anti farmer and anti rural poor in its substance”
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly opposes the decision of the BJP government to amend the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act through the ordinance route to favour the interests of the corporates and real estate barons. The proposed amendment surrenders the genuine interests of the peasantry and land owners.
Sitaram Yechury, Member of Parliament and Leader of CPI(M) Group in the Rajya Sabha has written the following letter to the President of India today requesting him not to sanction any ordinance bypassing parliamentary procedures. The CPI(M) has always opposed such `ordinance raj’. We are releasing the text of the letter for publication.
The West Bengal Left Front will be launching a fortnight-long agitation against the ordinance promulgated by the Central government amending the Land Acquisition Act as also the Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation)(Amendment) Bill of West Bengal.
Following the Supreme Court order quashing the allocation of 214 coal blocks the Modi Government seems to have decided to promulgate an ordinance empowering the government to take back these coal blocks and reallocate them to private entities through an e-auction.This completely nullifies the coal nationalization Act of 1973. Coal was nationalised as a precious national asset required for the country’s development especially to provide energy resources to the people. By an open market e-auction this objective would be negated. In any case such a decision cannot be taken unless the parliament enacts a legislation nullifying the 1973 Act.
The CPI(M) had wanted the central government to give utmost priority to this matter. However, the Union Government failed to bring in a proper legislation for nearly four years for the consideration of parliament, and now an ordinance is being promulgated. The ordinance route shows contempt for parliament and is anti-democratic.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) disapproves of the ordinance issued by the Central Government on the issue of sexual violence against women, ...