Judiciary on the dart board of Shiv Sena

Published on January 01, 1970 05:30:30 AM
Shiv Sena seems to be annoyed with a recent Supreme Court ruling, which restricts use of politicians’ pictures in government advertisements. The party called the move by SC as unjust and unfair on Friday.
Shiv Sena questions the ruling, which allows only pictures of President, Prime Minister or Chief Justice in government advertisements. The party considers that the new rule could amount to insult of democratically elected state governments, the parliament and the legislatures.
In an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna, the Sena stated that whenever the courts give out any verdict, the party nods head in agreement. "But in recent times, do the courts deliver judgements or just bypass the elected governments and are themselves directing the administration? Now, since it is the SC which has given this ruling, all of us have no option but to bow and nod 'Yes, Maharaj!' in agreement," the Sena said.

The Sena further stated, "The judiciary is independent. Then why can't the judiciary accept that the parliament and legislature are also supreme? Frequent interventions in government functioning don't serve to enhance the image of the judiciary."
Pointing out a few issues, the Sena appealed the judiciary to focus on the lakhs of pending litigation in various courts around the country and deliver justice on various issues like a uniform civil code or Article 370, which can make Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India.

"It’s perfectly fine to curb those who are defacing urban centres with huge hoardings, but imposing a ban of this type is 'unjust' to the democratically elected peoples' representatives... it would only reduce the peoples' faith in the judiciary," the Sena said.​