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In a pandemic when govt is not able to procure a sufficient quantity of oxygen and medicine, attendants of patients are trying to get them from their capacity for which they get criminalized, unfortunately. In such a bone-chilling and heart-wrenching situation what are the options left for a common man? Of course, courts only. The situation has been created by inefficient authorities for people gasping for breath, in such cases, courts can intervene and ask govt's to properly work on the ground and provide all the facilities needed in the crises, and also stop bragging of completely unnecessary vista project at this time when the country is facing deadly virus.
So, it is not overindulgence that people are running towards courts but they are feeling helpless and being forced to do so due to authorities negligence and their complacency about the virus and health care system in India, and feel courts could provide some relief by directing authorities!
In Telangana, the Chief Minister is busy settling his matters with his cabinet colleagues and giving last priority to the health issues of the common man. In such a case, who has to intervene. Even though the central government advises the state government they may not take it seriously. The night curfew also imposed by the State government only after the court warned them seriously.
Because of their intervention, only certain things are being set right. I feel the courts are doing a good job and we can't say it is overindulgence, in my opinion. Even in AP, many issues are stopped only after the court warned the state government about their wrong way of working,
K Mohan @ Moga
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Even this challenging situation would ease
Supreme Court lately has constituted a task force which will give its report about how oxygen should be distributed to all states etc. But I doubt If situation will change because Supreme Court has no executive powers, so only it can give its verdict or warn or suggest central government. I dont think central government is weak before Supreme Court. I think if supreme court does not stop from interference the central government will strictly ask Supreme Court to mind its own business and stop disturbing central government.
The Supreme Court took 'Suo moto' cognizance of the covid management because of the grim situation with regard to the supply of oxygen and essential drugs for the treatment of patients infected with the virus. It wanted the government to have a national plan. So far nearly two hundred lives are lost due to the non-availability of oxygen in the hospitals. The Supreme Court is doing a wonderful job because of which the oxygen supply was regulated to some extent. It wanted the government to revisit the pricing policy of the vaccines. The government submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court on Sunday, asking the Judiciary not to interfere with the pricing policy which was criticized by many all in the country. The case is adjourned to 13-05-2021 and we have to see what stand the Supreme Court will take.
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However we had seen many times that one or other interfere and try to command the other , at times. It was more seen that the legislature was interfering and subjecting the other two under their power and command. But at some very relevant occasion we also saw the Judiciary saving the nation from the over ambitious legislature or executive.
But rarely have I seen Judiciary in a 'judicial-activism' mood like now. While the judiciary has to step in and put their stamp when Constitutional rights and safety are breached, it is not proper for them to enter into the day-to-day governance of a democratically elected government.
But I also have a doubt as to whether it is a sort of a 'way out' enjoyed by the government also to come out of difficult situations that they 'allow'judiciary to take initiatives on many things. However Judicial over-activism is also not good to the country, as people will slowly lose faith in democratic governments. At that time even judiciary itself will not be insulated and will suffer.
So it is our wish that the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary along with Media also be within their limits and responsibility only.
The political parties in power always tried to have an upper hand over the judiciary as they felt it was a stumbling block to do whatever they like. The successive governments tried to have a hand in the appointment of the judges but the Supreme Court stood its ground and did not allow them to do so. As I have pointed out in my previous response, the Courts of Law come into the picture when a case is filed before it against the government. The judiciary is the last resort for the public to safeguard their rights as the government is the biggest litigant in the country.
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