Supreme Court : 2010 02 08

Writ Petition (Criminal) 103/2009 Himanshu Kumar & Others Vs. The State of Chhattisgarh & Others.
The Supreme Court today ordered Chhattisgarh government to produce before it 12 persons who have been missing after they filed petitions seeking CBI probe into the killings of around a dozen villagers in Dantewada district as a part of anti-naxal operation.  The apex court, which came down heavily on the state government, asked it to locate the missing persons and present them before it by next Monday.  Taking a serious note of the allegations, a Bench comprising Justices B Sidershan Reddy and S S Nijjar expressed displeasure over the entire incident and said they are shocked and amazed at the attitude of the state government that while the matter is pending before the court these things are taking place.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan Vs Union of India
The media should focus on child rights instead of showering attention on GDP growth, big business and the Ambanis, the Supreme Court (SC) has said. As the Centre urged the SC to ban children from participating in TV reality shows, the judges ridiculed it for not enforcing laws to stop children from being used as prostitutes and labourers. During the hearing of a PIL filed by NGO Bachpan Bachao, seeking directions for a better life for children, a bench of justices Dalveer Bhandari and AK Patnaik said even though there were enough laws to stop exploitation of children, there was a lack of will to make people obey them. “Our system is such that only the most powerful are able to have their way. It is the powerful who are in a position to influence,” the bench said. “Unless people at the top act, nothing will happen. What is the point in passing directions when they are not implemented? We have passed so many directions in the Narmada Bachao Andolan case,” the judges said.
Earlier, solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam suggested the court give directives so that children were not exploited anywhere, including reality shows. The judges reacted sharply: “People in the media are more concerned with GDP growth. Do they promote child rights or the rights of other weak sections? The media is more focused on GDP, big business houses and the Ambanis.” Taking note of bureaucratic inertia in enforcing legislations, the judges remarked: “Parliament makes laws, but it’s all on paper. If the media makes an issue out of the exploitation of children, it will make the government act. But nobody is focussing on the issue.”


4 Responses to “Supreme Court : 2010 02 08”

  1. triveni Says:

    Time for Himanshu and naxal sympathizers to rejoice.—A police force along with 300 SPOs on Tuesday was trapped in a landmine and then ambushed by naxals in a village in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district where they were going in pursuant to the Supreme Court's February 8 order to find the whereabouts of 12 missing tribals….Two SPOs were seriously injured and one of them lost both his legs. Firing is continuing.—

  2. Sadanand Says:

    Only pervert minds can think of rejoicing. We are neither Naxal sympathizers nor have anything to do with them.

  3. triveni Says:

    Just asking, you neither condemned nor mourn the ghastly act of terrorism, even when using the article in a new blog post, which can mean only one thing: rejoice. May be there is more hiding beneath the surface, so kindly let us know.

  4. triveni Says:

    Another question, who is 'We' as in 'We are neither Naxal sympathizers nor have anything to do with them?'

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