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Angshukanta @angshukanta
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With its judgments in #JudgeLoya, #BhimaKoregaonArrests and now #RafaleDeal, the Supreme Court has not only proved that it doesn't care a bit about constitutional morality, but also that "noisy judges" become tame handmaidens of the Executive once they assume the seat of power.
While #BhimaKoregaonArrests case had the ineffectual saving grace of Justice Chandrachud's dissent, that he had signed on that shameful fake verdict in case of #JudgeLoya, is something we must never forget. What use is searing intellect of DYC if it fails to rise up to challenge.
In #RafaleDeal verdict, we have a CJI — known for about eight months for his "save democracy" press conference on January 12, 2018 — casually signing on a 29-rage judgement that has a LIE taken for a fact, the very premise upon which this immensely flawed judgment is based.
Saffronites, bhakts and embedded defence journalists too used to cozy junkets have said "Supreme Court judgments are the new EVMs", casually dismissing these unprecedented developments at the heart of Indian judiciary.
Some bhakt journalists have also said that liberals love the Supreme Court on odd days, and hate it on even days. There's a reason for it. And that is the non-adherence to constitutional morality in judgments that are cop-outs at best, and high-level judicial corruption at worst.
Reason why the BJP national president Amit Shah goes to Kerala to spew communal venom, flouting a constitutionally correct SC judgment on Sabarimala and our TV channels describe it as a "roaring", glorifying what's patently a contempt of court.
You'd ask if Oppn leaders & journalists such as myself question a SC judgment, then why not Shah? Are we being selective? The thing is: We are not.
Those of us questioning judgments in #RafaleDeal, #JudgeLoya or #BhimaKoregaonArrests — are sticking to the law & the Constitution.
As @avisinghesq eloquently explains in his column on #RafaleDeal judgment [Read… ] and as @pbhushan1, @YashwantSinha & Arun Shourie have painstakingly explained in their complaint to CBI, the Petition, and now the post-verdict Statement, there are LIES
at the heart of the #RafaleDeal judgment, evidently the product of Supreme Court's newfound love for "sealed envelopes". As others have already pointed out, such glaring lies would have been long caught had there been a culture of transparency in the conduct of the Supreme Court.
Because the Supreme Court has so comprehensively failed us in these three verdicts — in 2018 alone — that it will not be wrong to say that our highest court and its judges are no longer respected and trusted to do the right thing by its citizens.
While those of us, who consider the Constitution too sacred to give up, will continue to demand institutional course correction, the younger generation will find it difficult to repose trust in India's highest echelons of justice. That's the saddest spectre of all.
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