A distinguished Parsi judge of the Gujarat High Court, Justice J B Pardiwala made the following remarks in his recent judgement in Hardik Patel case on Reservations. Unfortunately our law makers are going to impeach him for this para. Let’s see what he said and decide :
“If I am asked by any one to name two things, which has destroyed this country or rather, has not allowed the country, to progress in the right direction, then the same is, (i) Reservation and (ii) Corruption. It is very shameful for any citizen of this country to ask for reservation after 65 years of independence. When our Constitution was framed, it was understood that the reservation would remain for a period of 10 years, but unfortunately, it has continued even after 65 years of independence. The biggest threats, today, for the country is corruption. The countrymen should rise and fight against corruption at all levels, rather than shedding blood and indulging in violence for the reservation. The reservation has only played the role of an amoeboid monster sowing seeds of discord amongst the people. The importance of merit, in any society, cannot be understated. The merit stands for a positive goal and when looked at instrumentally, stands for “rewarding those actions that are considered good”. Then, this instrumental nature of merit that should be given importance – emphasizing on and rewarding merit is a means towards achieving what is regarded as good in the society. The parody of the situation is that India must be the only country wherein some of the citizens crave to be called backward.”
One has to wonder why he is going to be impeached by MPs
(mostly Congress MPs) .
(The MPs who signed the petition include Anand Sharma, Digvijay Singh, Ashwani Kumar
, P L Punia, Rajeev Shukla
, Oscar Fernandes
, Ambika Soni
, B K Hariprasad (all Congress), D Raja (CPI), K N Balagopal (CPI-M), Sharad Yadav
(JD-U), S C Misra and Narinder Kumar Kashyap (BSP), Tiruchi
Siva (DMK) and D P Tripathi
March 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm
Stupid comments from the judge. Constitution allows Reservation. He cannot write a new constitution.
July 28, 2016 at 11:05 am
This obviously indicates how well you know the law. Reservation in our nation was allowed for just 10 years after freedom and that too to give measure up to rights to the lower stations populace of our nation. Be that as it may, this has been dragged and now it is over 65 years it’s still by and by. Why isn’t the seats in different schools or anyplace where reservation wins given to the person who has a decent legitimacy record? The judge is not off-base. I bolster his judgment. (My opinion)