The nation of prudes expects its leaders, including those still young or young-at-heart, to behave as per our double-standard of politically-correctness in public.
The judge’s order also holds out a lesson for the higher judiciary on how to uphold the majesty of the law.
He is certainly on road to a successful career as a politician. After all, like most politicians, Justice Gogoi knows the art of blaming others and offering unsolicited advice without doing much himself.
Hate speech of all kinds, by all citizens, has to be handled with the same yardstick. You can’t allow hate speech by one section, while coming down with an iron fist on another.
On countless occasions in the past, Twitter has allowed its platform to be used for hate-mongering, choosing not to do anything even when netizens prodded it to act. The government also happily played along.
When a Supreme Court judge, whatever be his reason for doing so, decides to publicly praise any political leader, even if that leader happens to be the Prime Minister, it is a cause for worry.
While the President does have the power to grant reprieve to a convicted person, the fact is that as per the Constitution, the President will have to act as per the advice of the Central Government and therefore the fate of the convicts is in the hands of the Government, not the President.
Extending the term of the CBI chief just hours before his fixed tenure is to end, many say is not in the spirit of upholding the integrity and independence of the country’s premier investigating agency.
Supreme Court of India is doing itself a huge disservice by pursuing the contempt of court case against Kamra for tweets criticising the judiciary.