Supreme Court

Bhushan Verdict: Display of Intolerance

 
The verdict of the three-member bench of the Supreme Court holding senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court is unfortunate and uncalled for. By finding two tweets by Prashant Bhushan tantamount to bringing disrepute to the institution, the Court has displayed intolerance to criticism and an illiberal attitude which does not behove the highest court of the land,

On SC Judgment on Ayodhya

The Court judgment has itself stated that the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992 was a violation of law. This was a criminal act and an assault on the secular principle. The cases pertaining to the demolition should be expedited and the guilty punished.

SC Judgement on POA

It is unfortunate that the central government counsel did not respond properly and raise objections against the dilution of the provisions of the Act. Unless immediate remedial measures are taken by the Central Government to undo the damage done by the judgement, the forces inimical to social equality and justice will be further emboldened to perpetrate violence against Dalits.

On Electoral Bonds

The constitutional challenge to the Electoral Bonds is on the ground that it flies into the face of the “right to know” in democratic functioning of the polity recognized under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, is arbitrary and thus violative of Article 14 of the Constitution and has been passed by perpetrating a fraud on the constitution by passing it as a money bill, even though it does not qualify as a Money Bill under Article 110 of the Constitution.