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Side with weaker population
12/3/2023 11:22:16 PM
In a recent statement that resonates with the very essence of justice and democracy, Chief Justice of India, D Y Chandrachud, articulated a crucial principle – the state must stand by the weaker population, whether it be a numerical or a social minority.
The Chief Justice’s remarks underline the foundational principles of justice, equality, and democracy. He emphasized that a truly free and democratic society is one where every citizen, regardless of numerical or social standing, feels secure and empowered. By urging the state to side with the weaker population, Chief Justice Chandrachud draws attention to the moral imperative of safeguarding the rights and dignity of those who may find themselves marginalized or vulnerable.
In a diverse and pluralistic society like India, the idea of minorities encompasses various dimensions – religious, ethnic, linguistic, and social. The Chief Justice’s call is not merely a legal doctrine but a profound ethical stance that transcends the confines of the courtroom. It invites reflection on the broader societal responsibility to foster an environment where every citizen, irrespective of their background, feels equally valued and protected.
The importance of this statement becomes particularly pronounced in a world grappling with rising instances of discrimination, intolerance, and exclusion.
The judiciary’s role, as articulated by Chief Justice Chandrachud, extends beyond legal interpretation to championing the values that form the bedrock of a just and equitable society.
By emphasizing the need for the state to intervene on behalf of the weaker population, the Chief Justice underscores the concept of justice as a force that should permeate every facet of governance.
This perspective aligns with the constitutional ethos of India, which enshrines the principles of equality and justice as fundamental rights. Chief Justice Chandrachud’s statement serves as a reminder that the true measure of a democratic society lies not just in the protection of the majority but in ensuring the well-being and freedom of every individual, especially those who may find themselves in the margins.
It is crucial to recognize that the concept of a weaker population extends beyond numerical minority to encompass social and economic minorities as well. In a society marked by disparities, the state’s obligation to uplift and protect vulnerable sections is a cornerstone of a just governance system. Chief Justice Chandrachud’s call challenges policymakers to reevaluate their strategies, ensuring that they prioritize the needs of those who often find themselves on the fringes of society.
As the judicial guardian of constitutional values, Chief Justice Chandrachud’s statement invites a larger conversation about the moral imperative of a just society. It prompts citizens, policymakers, and legal scholars to reflect on the role of the state in creating an environment where every individual, regardless of their background, can participate freely and fully in the democratic process.
In a time when the world grapples with numerous challenges to democratic principles, this call for the state to side with the weaker population serves as a guiding light towards a more inclusive and just society.
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