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Four High Court Benches For Maharashtra But Not A Single For West UP

First and foremost, let me express my profound condolences to all those in Kasganj area in Aligarh district whose relative has either been killed or their relatives injured or their shops burnt or their vehicles burnt or their house ransacked etc and that too on the occasion of Republic Day! This is not happening in West UP for the first time nor will happen for the last time. People here are used to facing all this!
Let me be direct in saying: West UP is notorious for riots breaking out at the drop of a hat like we saw during Muzaffarnagar riots, Meerut riots, Agra riots, Saharanpur riots, Bareilly riots etc! Every district of West UP comprising of about 26 districts is volatile still no high court bench here. The litigants are compelled to travel and so are the victims required to travel about 700 to 800 km whole night some times without reservation to Allahabad as there is no high court bench in West UP and have to face all sorts of inconveniences in doing so! 
It is most distressing…

What Wrong Has Army Chief Said?

Why do some parties immediately pounce on Army Chief Bipin Rawat as soon as he says something? Why is he being mocked every now and then by few bunch of politicians from different parties? Why is he not being accorded the due respect which he so richly deserves?                                         Why politicians have an allergy towards him? Why some politicians like Sandeep Dikshit dare call him as “Sadak ka Gunda” without realizing the dangerous consequences of what they say so rashly and later very quickly apologise when confronted repeatedly by media? Why politicians don’t realize the amount of damage they inflict on the sacred institution of Army as a whole when time and again they start levelling baseless allegations against him who is the topmost in hierarchy as we saw just recently?                                            Why politicians get nervous the moment he starts saying anything that suits our national interests? Why politicians don’t accept the irrefutable fact th…

EC: Amend Law And Bar Criminals From Contesting Polls

Coming straight to the crux of the core issue, let me begin by first and foremost stating explicitly that the Election Commission of India has very rightly and commendably told the Supreme Court that it has proposed to the Centre to amend the law and bar people accused of an offence punishable with at least five years from contesting elections after charges were framed against them by a court. Why when criminals are barred from getting any government job are they eligible to become the makers of the law itself? Why such an open mockery of our law makers?                                    It is because of all this that we are now seeing right before our eyes that the Chief Secretary of Delhi is being assaulted brutally by AAP MLAs and that too right in the house of the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal without any fear! We are also seeing how MPs immediately start slapping anyone at the drop of a hat! This can never be condoned or overlooked under any circumstances! We have just no option…

Lawyers Of West UP In Toll Plazas Not In Courts

How can this happen? But it has happened in the past also and is happening time and again in the 26 districts of West UP. Now again on 23 February 2018 the lawyers of 26 districts of West UP are on toll plazas to make them toll free.                                              Once again the lawyers of West UP have intensified their agitation for setting up a high court bench in West UP. The demand for a high court bench in West UP is not new. It was way back in 1955 that Dr Sampoornanand had for the first time very strongly recommended for the creation of a high court bench in Meerut.                                           This landmark recommendation by Dr Sampoornanand was not however entertained by Jawaharlal Nehru who very strongly believed that in the whole of UP there should be just one bench just about 200 to 250 km away from Allahabad at Lucknow which he created way back on July 1, 1948 and not anywhere else. All Prime Ministers afterwards right from Lal Bahadur Shastri wer…

Why No Death Or Life Term For Corruption?

It is most shocking to see that inspite of so many scams being unearthed one after the other and all parties repeatedly asserting their firm determination to fight against it with full courage yet no effort has been made of any kind since the last more than 70 years to insert mandatory death or life term for corruption which has been ruining our nation beyond repair! The latest PNB scam involving diamond merchant Nirav Modi in which more than Rs 11,400 crore have been siphoned off only demonstrates that to what extent corruption has permeated deep inside our society. It took place with the full complicity of several top bank officials.
                                   Earlier also we saw how Vijay Mallya made a complete mockery of our legal system and after siphoning off more than Rs 9000 crore escaped easily to England and has been enjoying life there since then! Now Centre has employed best lawyers after paying them heavily to fight the case in a protracted legal battle to bring hi…

Assault On Chief Secretary Is An Assault On Democracy

To begin with, it is most shocking and disgusting to learn that none other than the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has himself charged Aam Aadmi Party MLAs with staging a “premeditated attack” on him during a late night meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19. This has to be condemned in the strongest possible parliamentary language! No reason whatsoever can justify physical assault on a Chief Secretary or any other officer!                                     We all know fully well how Deepali Sharma who was in Uttarakhand Judicial Services as Civil Judge Senior Division was dismissed on charges of beating a young girl who was working at her house! When indiscipline is not tolerated of Judges then why should politicians be an exception? Why should politicians be allowed to get away by just tendering an apology?                                            Just because they are elected does not mean that they acquire the unfettered licnece to beat anybody…

Why Lawyers Of Calcutta High Court On Five Day Strike?

Let me begin at the very beginning by pointing out that lawyers don’t enjoy going on strike. It is only when they feel that it should be used as a last resort do they finally take the unpalatable decision of going on strike. Why does Centre allow the situation to drift to such an abysmal level that the lawyers are left with just no option but to go on strike?                                         It merits no reiteration that Kolkata High Court is the oldest High Court in India and commands world wide respect for its members conducting themselves always with elegance which has few parallels! But now Calcutta High Court is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Nearly 10,000 lawyers of three lawyers association at the Calcutta High Court will go on a five-day-long cease work from Monday in protest against the severe shortage of Judges at the court.                                            Who is responsible for this deadlock? Centre! Whoi is ensuring that Judges vacancies are not fil…