Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home Opinions Who should maintain peace, State or Supreme Court of India?

Who should maintain peace, State or Supreme Court of India?

Also Read

Trolling Monk
Indian, Karnataka roots, Ronaldo fan, Right to Commonsense activist

Today on 12th April 2019, Supreme Court of India, dismissed a petition to allow Puja in the makeshift Ram Mandir in Ram Janmbhoomi, Ayodhya. The reason given for dismissal is that, if Puja is allowed in Ram Mandir it will disturb peace in the country. The CJI even rebuked the petitioners saying, “You will not let India be in peace”. All this looks fine on the surface. However, has the Supreme Court is being consistent in its rulings? The answer to this question is an emphatic no. Let’s go through some of the judgments given by the highest court of this nation.

Some NGOs who have never gone to a temple filed a petition in Supreme Court to allow women to enter sanctum santorum of Shani Shinganur temple in Maharashtra. The State Government said that allowing women to the temple may create law and order problems. The court simply said they can’t decide the case based on whether or not it creates law and order problem but based on merits of the case. It is the duty of the state to maintain peace irrespective of the verdict. The court allowed entry of women to the temple.

Emboldened by this, few more NGOs who were out there to desecrate every Hindu tradition filed a petition to lift the ban on entry of women in menstruating age in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. The opposition to this petition was based on the basic character of the diety i.e of Naistika Brahmacharya (Eternal celibacy) and not because of perceived impurity of menstruation as alleged. Even in this case, the state also mentioned that the verdict to allow women would disturb peace in the state of Kerala. Supreme court again put the ball in the state’s court saying the state is dutybound to maintain peace. After the verdict, Kerala literally burned and even after that Supreme court just asked the state to maintain law and order. Court decided to remain oblivious to the situation in Kerala while deciding the case.

Even when petitions were filed to allow entry of women to Haji Ali Dargah, to control noise pollution caused by Aazan from mosques, etc., the court didn’t take state’s argument that peace would be disturbed if the verdicts were to be implemented. Even during convictions of Sant Ram Rahim, Asaram Bapu the supreme court unequivocally reiterated that maintaining peace is the responsibility of the state and court cannot give judgments taking its effect on law & order situation into consideration.

Not just matters related to religion, verdicts on Bollywood movies were also given without considering the effect on peace in society. When some states banned the movie Padmavat, the producers went to Supreme court for redressal. When the states argued that the release will disturb peace in these states, Supreme court rebuked them saying it is the sole responsibility of the state to create a peaceful atmosphere so as to allow the release of the movie.

In the light of these many judgments by the Supreme court itself, it is quite baffling that the court dismissed the petition to allow puja in Ram Mandir on the basis that such a verdict would disturb peace. Most importantly the state, which the court says is responsible to maintain peace in no uncertain terms, has not raised an objection to this petition. This means the state was ready to maintain law and order if the court had allowed this petition. Any rule is considered law if it is applied consistently. If it is done on the whim then it is tyranny. Unfortunately, this ruling of the supreme court falls in the latter category.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Trolling Monk
Indian, Karnataka roots, Ronaldo fan, Right to Commonsense activist

Latest News

प्राण व दैहिक स्वतंत्रता अनुच्छेद 21

हमारे सनातन धर्म की मूल भावना "जीयो और जीने दो" तथा "सभी जीवो को अपना जीवन अपनी ईच्छा से जीने का अधिकार है" में निहित है मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम भगवान श्री राम ने भी अपने संपूर्ण जीवन काल मे प्रत्येक जीव के प्राण व दैहिक स्वतंत्रता को अमुल्य व सर्वोपरि मानकर प्रतिष्ठित किया

2020: An unprecedented, unpredictable, and uncertain year

Who could have imagined that the “unique 2020” would ironically turn into the most "unprecedented, unpredictable, and uncertain 2020" of historic proportions, perhaps not even worth remembering and writing about?

Mr. Ahmad Patel, they missed you!

Through the obituaries and condolences written by MSM journalists, one can easily see as to why these power brokers who used to enjoy the access to power corridors are so unnerved as they miss the absence of jugglers and conjurers in current regime.

गुपकार गैंग द्वारा रोशनी एक्ट की आड़ में किया गया 25000 करोड़ रुपए का घोटाला!

व्यवस्था का लाभ उठाकर 2001 से 2007 के बीच गुपकार गैंग वालों ने मिलकर जम्मू-कश्मीर को जहाँ से मौका मिला वहाँ से लूटा, खसोटा, बेचा व नीलाम किया और बेचारी जनता मायूसी के अंधकार में मूकदर्शक बनी देखती रही।

Death of the farmer vote bank

While in the case of a farmer the reform delivered double benefit but the political class faces double whammy, that of losing its captive vote bank that was dependent on its sops and secondly losing the massive income they earned as middlemen between the farmer and the consumer. Either the farmer is misinformed or wrongly instigated, otherwise it is impossible to conceive that any farmer should be actually unhappy or opposed for being given more choices, as to whom to sell their produce.

Teachers assign essays with a 280 character limit

This a satire news article, which 'reports' that the government has added 280 character essays to the educational curriculum in an attempt to train students to use Twitter in the future. Note: I have chosen an image of a school from your media library and added the twitter logo on top of it.

Recently Popular

गुप्त काल को स्वर्ण युग क्यों कहा जाता है

एक सफल शासन की नींव समुद्रगप्त ने अपने शासनकाल में ही रख दी थी इसीलिए गुप्त सम्राटों का शासन अत्यधिक सफल रहा। साम्राज्य की दृढ़ता शांति और नागरिकों की उन्नति इसके प्रमाण थे।

सामाजिक भेदभाव: कारण और निवारण

भारत में व्याप्त सामाजिक असामानता केवल एक वर्ग विशेष के साथ जिसे कि दलित कहा जाता है के साथ ही व्यापक रूप से प्रभावी है परंतु आर्थिक असमानता को केवल दलितों में ही व्याप्त नहीं माना जा सकता।

वर्ण व्यवस्था और जाति व्यवस्था के मध्य अंतर और हमारे इतिहास के साथ किया गया खिलवाड़

वास्तव में सनातन में जिस वर्ण व्यवस्था की परिकल्पना की गई उसी वर्ण व्यवस्था को छिन्न भिन्न करके समाज में जाति व्यवस्था को स्थापित कर दिया गया। समस्या यह है कि आज वर्ण और जाति को एक समान माना जाता है जिससे समस्या लगातार बढ़ती जा रही है।

Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism

According to Upadhyaya, the primary concern in India must be to develop an indigenous economic model that puts the human being at centre stage.

Daredevil of Indian Army: Para SF Major Mohit Sharma’s who became Iftikaar Bhatt to kill terrorists

Such brave souls of Bharat Mata who knows every minute of their life may become the last minute.