Another significant Supreme Court ruling, but least discussedDuring last one month, the Supreme Court under the outgoing CJI Dipak Misra has been delivering one after another significant judgment. Among these significant number of judgments, liberal journalists and intelligentsia have been neglecting another important judgment delivered by the Supreme Court, yesterday. The Supreme Court bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has refused to interfere in the arrest of five so-called human rights activists (or, urban naxals or active maoists). The Hon'ble Court has also refused to appoint SIT to examine the case. Pune Police have been given a go-ahead with the arrest and investigation. The Bench has opined that the earlier arrests of these people were not merely for dissent.
Only a month ago, these arrests and subsequent house-arrest created a lot of turmoil. The liberals attacked the Governments (both Central and Maharashtra) virulently. But now, they have become silent.
Why isn't this judgment of the Supreme Court being discussed? Who knows!
(Edited to avoid confusion)