SC’s impartiality not just ‘shown, but seen’

SC’s impartiality not just ‘shown, but seen’

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New Delhi, Nov 27 : It's not anyone's win or loss- it is the victory of the country's judicial system and a 'befitting' recognition of the Constitution on the 'Constitution Day,' further strengthening the electoral process and the Parliamentary practice as a whole, observers feel.

The apex court's verdict on the Maharashtra developments on Tuesday, smartly smashed the accusation- the top court's neutrality not only to be 'posed,' but also 'seen,' they maintained in unison with legal luminaries on Wednesday.

The experts also pointed out that the SC was also examining the 'legality' of Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari's decision to invite the BJP to form the government.

After the historic Ram temple ruling, likely to 'direct' the 'disha' of the country's polity till the next Lok Sabha elections, questions were doing the rounds by some quarters whether the Supreme Court was 'tilting' towards the BJP-led NDA government taking into account four recent successive verdicts of it, including Ayodhya, that all went 'BJP's way' with riders.

"Four in a row can be a coincidence and does not prove a political tilt. Besides, the caveats in the verdicts can be seen as judicial independence. Yet some analysts fear that 'the forces turning India in a saffron direction' are affecting the courts too," the observers opined.

"Those sceptical of judicial impartiality should remember that the Supreme Court intervened in April 2017 (under Narendra Modi's rule) to revive charges against top BJP leaders, including Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, of conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid. This was certainly not toeing the BJP line, and gladdened those that prize judicial impartiality," the political pundits asserted.

Informatively, BJP patriarch Advani and other senior BJP leaders have long claimed that the Babri Masjid demolition was a spontaneous act of a mob, not 'directed' by any senior BJP leaders.

But the Liberhan Judicial Commission denounced the BJP leaders in no uncertain terms and accused them of helping plan the destruction.

"Hence, Tuesday's top court final ruling, though seemed initially 'instrumental in allowing' the Narendra Modi Government 'more time' to settle the Maharashtra impasse only rubbished all allegations and elevated the status of the Judiciary," the experts commented. (UNI)