Monday, October 1, 2007

Kudos to Supreme Court

Can't help wondering what would the state of our country be if there wasn't the Supreme Court!

Look at how the Supreme Court described the state of the nation in its ruling yesterday while staying today's Tamil Nadu bandh:

  • That's the problem in this country. We have to deal everything with an iron hand in this country. Otherwise things will not work. Every organ, let it be the legislature, executive or judiciary has to deal with an iron hand...
  • We have come to this stage in the country that everything has to be monitored, hammered or directed by courts. Even orders of the supreme court are not observed, what to talk of the high courts. Ninety-nine per cent of the high court orders are not complied...
  • If it is a bandh then it is a breakdown of the constitutional machinery. Your own resolution says that the programme on October 1, is intended to ensure complete cessation of all activities, then how can you say it is not a bandh...
  • Where is the public meeting you show us. Your resolution say it is cessation of all activities and work. You want to show your popularity. Why do you want to close all down educational institutions and commercial activities. Where will you then find the people for your meetings...
Today, the Supreme Court took off again when the opposition AIADMK party counsel told the highest court in the land that yesterday's orders weren't being implemented and Tamil Nadu state had virtually shut down.


  • If there is no compliance with our order, it is complete breakdown of constitutional machinery. We will then have to direct the government to impose President's rule... Is this a government. Is this the Tamil Nadu government. Is this the DMK government, a strong ally of UPA government? If this is attitude of the DMK government, the UPA government should not feel shy of dismissing it and imposing President rule.
  • You (counsel for the opposition AIADMK party) can file a contempt petition... What is the government doing when some unions are trying to perpetuate the bandh... The unions are being allowed to strike and the government is not doing anything...
But the most interesting part of it all was what happened today morning. Soon after the Supreme Court's strong words were conveyed to chief minister M Karunanidhi, who was on a hunger strike, left the venue for the secretariat and resumed his work! Other ministers also followed him to their respective offices!

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  1. സോ വീ വാണ്ട് എ സര്‍ദാര്‍ വല്ലഭായ് പട്ടേല്‍ ആസ്സ് സെന്‍‌ട്രല്‍ ഹോം മിനിസ്റ്റര്‍...

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