Two years, eleven months and eighteen days, 11 sessions, 7635 received amendments, 2473 actually discussed; after clause by clause discussion of the draft and hours long that on even diminutive aspects, our Founding Fathers gave us living and organic document in the form of ‘Indian Constitution’ on November 26th, 1949. After 30 years, the Supreme Court Bar Association declared this day as ‘National Law Day.’
It is said that the constitution is “Vehicle of Nation’s Progress”. It unfolds the philosophy, the social, economical and political rules that govern the country. The highest law of the land, the constitution is the repository and source of all legal powers. The golden thread of ‘rule of law’embodies every principle of this document. However, with changing times, the interpretation of the constitution is touching new horizons. The judiciary is leaving no stone unturned so as to widen the outreach of the constitutional morals; it is ensured that no person is deprived of rights and privileges, and subsequently no violator is left scot free.
The grand constitution is erected on three main pillars i.e. independence of judiciary, of legal profession and rule of law. Today, the country is going through the mayhem touching the various legal aspects and validating them against the touch stone of the constitution. The movement against ‘triple talak’ and numerous discussions on the application of Uniform Civil Code, the question regarding the appointment of judges and independence of judiciary, the hatred of people towards the seditions laws as unreasonable restriction on freedom of speech, demonetization of currency notes, the increasing pollution (experienced in New Delhi after Diwali celebrations) as threat to right to life are some of the glaring examples. In all this, we cannot deny the role of our Hon’ble judges who have given us landmark judgments protecting our right. Recently in case of Shreya Singhal, the court scrapped the controversial provision in IT Act and protect online freedom of speech.
The idea in brief is that law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politics get sick, medicine must be administered. Further, the liberty which we are given is to reform our society, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflicts with our fundamental rights.
PU MIRROR wishes each one of you a very Happy Law Day!
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‘Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently’ is what motivates me and I tend to work accordingly!