POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 06, 2011 AT 23:53 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 06, 2011 23:53 IST

Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express:

The latest Supreme Court order appointing two former justices to superintend the special investigation team (SIT) on black money is a serious indictment of government. It reflects a widespread sentiment about the laws of government motion: government is a body that will not move unless compelled by an external force. A shameless government is provoking a thousand saviours to step in and save the country. The Supreme Court is, rightly, trying to hold the government to account. Its indignation at the government too is widely shared. But we should be under no illusion that this order is itself a symptom of a crisis of governance. It is not a solution to it...

Read on at the Indian Express: Overreaching?

POSTED BY Buzz ON Jul 06, 2011 AT 23:53 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 06, 2011 23:53 IST
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4/D-53
Jul 07, 2011
12:51 PM

Congress will never cease to be arrogant,unless it is defeated in every election starting from UP.

S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
3/D-48
Jul 07, 2011
12:21 PM

>> "The lesson the court should have drawn is that it should put pressure on the government in specific cases, not imagine that committees can be a substitute for governance..... The Supreme Court ought to remind the government of its constitutional duties. But despite a qualifier that it does not want to wade into the thicket of models of development, the court has launched a rather undiscriminating broadside against what it calls “neo-liberalism”. This broadside would be amusing but for the fact that this inchoate critique is now being widely regarded as the right diagnosis of corruption. It again gives credence to the idea that everything is conspiratorial...... The Supreme Court is, rightly, our most esteemed institution. After all, if it does not exercise fine-grained judgment, who will?"

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is quite right to strike a cautionary note. Very thoughtful article.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
2/D-19
Jul 07, 2011
09:10 AM

 btw: Pratap Bhanu Mehta seems slowly-slowly shifting from right-to-center to somewhere else; more precisely nowhere-in-particular.

The judgement, relation of different arms and institution, etc are too complex for me to comment on; but the way Mr Mehta present his argument is not very pretty.
It does talk about what is wrong in this, point taken.
It doesn't say, why it all is happening?

Ugliest of all, it mocks all other, who are showing concern in this time of crisis:
"India’s crisis of governance is producing knights in shining armour by the dozen."
Shame on you Mr PB Mehta, particularly for this sentence.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
1/D-16
Jul 07, 2011
08:51 AM

 Seems this over crowding of lawyers in parliament is big problem. Lawyers never enjoy good name, as far as moral standing goes. I understand that both Gandhi and Nehru were lawyers, yet in general this bread is not healthy.
Perhaps we should look into that part as well.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
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