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OPINION | Ayodhya Verdict Must Be Seen Dispassionately From The Prism of Law, Constitutionalism

It is unworthy to attribute political motives to the decision made by the Supreme Court on Ayodhya. The court has momentously done its best, writes professor of law, Upendra Baxi

OPINION | Ayodhya Verdict Must Be Seen Dispassionately From The Prism of Law, Constitutionalism
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OPINION | Ayodhya Verdict Must Be Seen Dispassionately From The Prism of Law, Constitutionalism
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2019-11-15T16:59:17+05:30

The Ayodhya judgment authored by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.A. Bobde, Dr Dhananjay Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer has been a subject matter of many pointed analyses. It comes at a time when, globally, the constitutional authoritarianism of ‘charismatic’ radical conservatives places under deep stress all democratic institutions; and political polarisation and hyperpartisanship tend to render any dissent and doubt as subversive of national unity and integration, while it is defended by activists as politics for restoration of liberal democratic values. It is not a matter of surprise then that a reasoned discussion of public matters should be made so difficult, on all sides, just when it becomes imperative. The Supreme Court, in this instance, has come under intense criticism as failing the very people from whom it draws the legitimacy of its powers of judicial...

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