Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Supreme Courts: India and Pakistan

Supreme Court of Pakistan has now declared the emergency imposed by Perez Musharraf unconstitutional and therefore brought him to book for treason. It does not need much courage to hold a former president guilty. But this perhaps points out that law takes its own course, however belatedly, in our neighbouring country.

Indira Gandhi performed a similar unconstitutional act in India. At that time, our Supreme Court expressed a few cliches on 'democratic dharma' and let the matter pass. The supreme court did not find it necessary to pass strictures against this undemocratic act then or any time later. In India, law has a tendency to stand still.

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