March 17, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar: The Dal Khalsa maintained that the Narendra Modi led Hindutva government in Delhi has rewarded former Chief Justice with a berth in Parliament’s Upper House for delivering the verdict in favor of Ram Mandir beside ensuring that the law remains on the right side of the Modi Govt in all it’s controversial decisions.
The cat is out of the bag and the ‘done deal’ between the government of India and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is in the open with the Natendra Modi government nominating Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha -the upper house of the Parliament, said party head Harpal Singh Cheema in a statement to media here today.
During his 13 months sojourn as the Chief Justice of the apex court of the land, Justice Gogoi delivered judgements desired by the Hindutva government of the day, did not hear cases which should have been taken up without delay and totally ignored habeas corpus petitions relating to civil rights of the people of Kashmir, said he.
While presiding over the country’s top legal system in India, Justice Gogoi played the role of protector of the divisive and fascist agenda of the Modi government, bidding goodbye to rule of law, he pointed out.
Months ago, when Kashmir was bleeding, people were caged, human rights were trampled and the autonomous status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir was snatched by the ruling benches in the Parliament, Gogoi ensured that law remains on the right side of the Modi dispensation by simply refusing to hear petitions relating to the maintainability of abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Even the outcry of a large section of citizens against discriminatory and divisive law CAA went unheard thanks to then Chief Justice Gogoi.
Dal Khalsa would like to bring on record that not many weeks back, the former army chief Bipin Rawat was rewarded the post of first Chief Defence Services for castigating anti-CAA & NPR protesters. Justice Gogoi is the second person who is rewarded for toeing the Hindutva line.
In the minds of Indians, there’s a general perception that the army and judiciary is by and large neutral. Ironically by acting on whims and fancies of the power that be, both Rawat and Gogoi by their deeds and words have put a severe dent on the neutrality of both the institutions.
Holding the Modi government entirely responsible for making these institutions subservient of the political class, he said the words democracy and secularism in relation to the Indian state sound hollow.