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Mainstream, VOL LII No 34 August 16, 2014 - Independence Day Special

On SC Judge’s Views

Friday 15 August 2014, by S G Vombatkere


Supreme Court judge A.R. Dave opines that children imbibing Ramayana and Mahabharata and reverting to the guru-shishya parampara will make society less violent. This is disputable, besides possibly violating the secular character of India.

But the learned judge saying, ”Had I been the dictator of India, I would have...” betrays a deplorable lack of the democratic spirit enshrined in the Constitution. Perhaps he has forgotten that he has sworn to ”bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution” and”uphold the Constitution and the laws” when assuming office in this democratic Republic.

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