September 21, 2018

No democracy in higher judiciary, says Bihar’s HRD minister Upendra Kushwaha

Union Minister of State (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha has courted controversy after he claimed on Saturday that there was no democracy in the higher judiciary which included the Supreme Court and High Courts.

Kushwaha made these comments while he was addressing a function to mark the 127th birth anniversary of Baba Sahab Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar which was organized by the Lok Jan Shakti party.

“There is no democracy in the judiciary. Our govt has tried to implement reservation in the Supreme Court and High Courts in the country but the Courts have refused to fall in line,” said Upendra Kushwaha, Union Minister.

Kushwaha said that the reason why there were several judgments coming from the courts which were against the Dalits was because of very negligible representation of people from SC, STs and OBCs in the judiciary. He was referring to the recent judgment of the Supreme Court which dilutes the governing SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

“Till the time there is adequate representation of the SC, ST and OBCs in the higher judiciary, judgment s which are against the Dalits and backwards will continue to come,” said the Union Minister.

Kushwaha urged people from the backward and SC and ST community to unite and push for reservation in judiciary. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan were also present at the function when Upendra Kushwaha made these comments.

Courtesy: India Today

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