03 March, 2021

‘Neither A Victory Nor An Exoneration’

The amicus curiae of the Supreme Court in Zakia Jafri’s petition in the Gulberg Society carnage, put the SC order in perspective.

Vijay Pandey
‘Neither A Victory Nor An Exoneration’
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Raju Ramachandran, the amicus curiae of the Supreme Court in Zakia Jafri’s petition in the Gulberg Society carnage, put the SC order in perspective.

How do you read the SC order of September 12?

The Supreme Court’s order advances the cause of justice. The petitioner had approached the Court mainly seeking the registration of an FIR on the basis of subsequent information that she came to know about the events. The Court has got the matter investigated, got an independent opinion, and directed the matter to be placed in court: a stage beyond the filing of an FIR. The Court has ensured that the law is set in motion, and has thus fully discharged its responsibility as the highest court.

This is the legal position but the popular message and the political opinion on the SC order is that Modi has emerged victorious. Your comment.

I will not make a political comment. What I would say is that there's no victory or defeat here. And there is neither exoneration nor indictment at this...

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