In days after allowing the Indian regime to refuelling the nuclear plant in Kudankulam, Tamil state, the Supreme court of India has rightly changed its position and, in a historic pronouncement, asked the regime to first ensure the security and safety of people firs or dismantle the nuclear terror project.
Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia said Judges can’t change world, must do duty for justice.
Justice Kapadia on Friday the 28th September bid farewell to his office on the Supreme Court lawns with an emotional speech, aptly quoting the words of English novelist Henry Fielding, “I have done my duty and I have done no more." He told fellow judges to always bear in mind discipline, professionalism and judicial reticence. “Please remember that a very important medicine in the time of trouble is that you do what you are obligated to do. Our judges need professionalism, objectivity, judicial reticence and knowledge which is more subtle than intellect,” Justice Kapadia said.
Noting that Justice Kapadia had listed “integrity” as his only asset in a note to former supreme court judge V R Krishna Iyer, his successor and CJI-designate Justice Altamas Kabir said: “He also has immense wisdom and a kind of self-discipline that was not liked by many but he stood by what he decided and thought was correct.” As Justice Kabir described him as a “replica of Abraham Lincoln”,
Justice Kapadia said in his advice to fellow judges, “We cannot change the world as judges,” in the farewell address. “If you have done your duty towards dispensation of justice in accordance with the Constitution, you have served the country.”
However, by pro-people judgments on issues concerning lives of ordinary people the judges can certainly change the world as well. The recent Supreme Court pronouncement retraining the state from terrorizing the people of India on ill-fated Kudankulam nuclear terror project which Indian regime is bent upon impose on the people of Tamil state remains a mile stone in Indian jurisprudence for years to come.
The Apex has clearly slapped the Manmohan regime and nuclear mafias operating in and around the nation by saying that India cannot unleash nuclear terror on people of Kudankulam just because it has spent, rather wasted, huge money of the people of India on it.
This historic pronouncement effectively containing the state effort to terrorize the ordinary people by brute force has given rays of hope for the people struggling to force the regime to shut down the nuclear terror project.
Tamil leader Vaiko and Kerala’s ex-CM plus top communist leader Achu are among those who, having been deeply concerned about the fate of the people, have heartily welcomed the court action asking the adamant Manmohan regime to ensure safety and security of the people before the nuclear terror plant is stretched on.
Needless to say that Justice Kapadia is a part of the judgment.
Nuclear projects can never be safe, nor would the people living in the radioactivity zones be safe!
The revised judgement is yer t another cap in the judicial cap of the Apex court.
About the writer:
Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs (CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff.wordpress.com/write: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call: 9349537946