SC Has Let People Down, Abdicated Duty to Defend Fundamental Rights – Justice A.P. Shah with Karan Thapar
In one of the sharpest criticisms of the Supreme Court made by one of India’s most highly regarded retired judges, the former Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras high courts has said that “to a large extent the Supreme Court is letting down the people of India”.
Justice Ajit Prakash Shah said the Supreme Court has “completely abdicated its duty to defend fundamental rights” and added that this will “affect the credibility of the Court and its prestige”.
Justice Shah told The Wire that whilst the Supreme Court was right to grant bail to Arnab Goswami because “personal liberty is paramount”, he was dismayed that many other more important and weighty matters pending before the court keep getting repeatedly postponed whilst Arnab Goswami was heard out of turn and given precedence.