New Delhi: Former CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on Thursday came down heavily on Supreme Court’s recent verdicts.
Writing in the party mouthpiece, Karat said Hindutva ideology is infiltrating all institutions in the nation, and the Supreme Court is not an exception.
Karat is critical of the Supreme Court’s stand in the abrogation of Article 370 and Babari Masjid title dispute.
During the term of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the court attempted to favour the majority group rather than upholding the fundamental rights of the citizens, thus yielding to the executive, he said.
The court failed to intervene in protecting the fundamental rights of citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. Also, the court has not yet resolved any appeals questioning imposition of controls on citizien of Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of the article 370.
The court has put off trials on serious issue like detention of children, and the court refused to uphold fundamental rights of citizens. Citing the electoral bond case, he said the court helped the government get away with wrong policies through judicial evasiveness.
Its reluctance to question, and humility towards executive would affect judiciary in the days to come.
The five bench judgment on Ayodhya issue shows the failure of maintaining the principles of secularism enshrined in the constitution.