Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Parliament and Judiciary in India

India is the largest democracy in the world. This is the legacy we own, this is the pride we celebrate. It is being said that Parliament is the temple in any democracy. I believe so should be in India too. Judiciary is the watchdog of law and order. The Judiciary is empowered to take suo moto actions against those who do not cooperate in bringing the justice.

But in India, there is no accountability of what is being said in the Parliament. and the judiciary is silent on all the major issues. This is why today the international society sees India as a weak nation. The effect is clearly visible. Even the friendly nations like Srilanka are taking Indians in hand, and India as a nation can do nothing.

What I am talking here is the statements made by the Members of Parliament and the Ministers in the Parliament, which are very serious in nature, but no action being taken yet.

Lets check them one by one -

1. During Congress Chintan Shivir at Jaipur, on 18-Jan-2013, the Home Minister of India Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde said, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rastriya Swayam Sevak Sangh are promoting terror camps where Hindu youth are being trained. This is a very serious issue. Who said so is not a common man or not a member of opposition party, but the Home Minister, who is directly in charge of security of common people of this land. He knows about the terror camps, he knows who are arranging them. But instead of taking action against the anti-nationals, he just said a statement and then remained silent.

After hearing this from a Home Minister, what should the Apex Court be doing ? It should ask the Home Minister the steps taken to stop the terror camps, to eliminate the RSS and BJP, to put these two in banned list. But the judiciary is silent.

What should the Parliament do after such a statement by the Home Minister ?? A question hour should be allocated, and the grave issue should have been discussed at length. It should be discussed, what steps the Govt has taken to derecognise the main opposition party which is involved in Terror activities. But there is grave silence here too.

What should the Election Commission do ? It should ask the BJP why it should not be banned. But EC is silence too.

It seems, as if the man said so has no accountability, no responsibility and no credibility. What is such a man doing at that position ? Just making joke of himself and of the position.

2. Standing in the Parliament, the Home Minister of India disclosed names of Bhandara Rape victims. He could understand the mistake only when the Leader of Opposition Shri Arun Jaitly raised objection. May be all are unaware that this action by Home Minister is a punishable offence under section 228A of Indian Penal Code.

But neither the House nor the Judiciary took any action against the Home Minister, making a joke of the position as well as the democracy of India.

3. Shri Beni Prasad Verma, Union Minister of India, said in the Parliament that Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, supremo of Samajwadi Party (which is an ally of ruling Congress Party) has links with terrorists. If some one is helping the terrorists, he is a terrorist too. Hiding information from the Court is a punishable offence.

One hand, Beni Prasad Verma, being a minister did not take any action against Mulayam Singh when he has complete information that Mulayam Singh has links with terrorists, on the other hand he failed to inform the same to the Judiciary. For this failure he should have been punished.

But the Parliament remained silent, the judiciary remained silent.

Looking at the above cases, some times I believe Parliament is nothing but a street side shop, where some people stand together and say what ever comes to their mind. No accountability, no responsibility. And Judiciary of India is lacking the concept of justice. 

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