New Delhi, September 22
Several former judges have hit out on the civil society members who criticised the police investigation into the Delhi riots, saying “national integration cannot be sacrificed at the altar of wishfully disintegrative romanticism of the misguided elements”.
The group of 13 former judges, together with former chief justices of three excessive courts, particularly referred to the criticism of Umar Khalid’s arrest by a piece of activists, asserting that the previous JNU pupil chief was not an exception to the rule of legislation that should take its personal course.
The former judges stated they had been keenly noticing a “partisan agenda-based disruptive narrative” being persistently produced by a handful of individuals who’ve held accountable constitutional positions.
Retired judges BC Patel, KR Vyas, Permod Kohli and SM Soni are amongst those that have signed the assertion, strongly condemning the efforts of anybody who tries to “glorify” crime towards the State, block the due means of legislation in coping with crimes affecting peace and tranquillity of the nation’s residents.
This create a wedge within the social cloth of the nation and not directly strike on the roots of nationwide integration, they claimed.
“A new premise is espoused wherein some allegedly disruptive elements are being put on a pedestal,” their assertion stated.
This similar set of individuals, “wrongly” claiming themselves as sole representatives of the civil society, try to “scuttle” the conventional means of administration of justice within the Umar Khalid case, the previous judges stated.
Khalid has been arrested by the Delhi Police for his alleged involvement within the riots and has been slapped with stringent anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
These folks by no means miss any likelihood to denigrate the sacred establishments of Indian democracy, such because the Supreme Court, Election Commission and Parliament, in keeping with the assertion.
They are actually throwing spanners within the means of legislation relating to the Delhi riots, the place layers after layers of “anti-national activities” are getting uncovered, it stated, attacking civil society teams, together with former civil servants and even retired judges who’ve questioned the Delhi Police probe.
“They seem to suffer from a wishful thinking that all the constitutional institutions as well as the executive authorities created by the law must function in accordance with their whims and fancy, which clearly portray their inherent lack of respect for India, and what it stands for,” the assertion stated.
In the Umar Khalid case, critics want to know that, in the end, it’s the judiciary earlier than which allegations must be proved, it added. PTI