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This institution is not a hostage of government:Says Apex Court

Plea in Supreme Court to delete 'secular', 'socialistic' from the Constitution.

This institution is not a hostage of Government,says the Honourable Supreme Court of India as a reply to the statement made by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.He said that the Government's view is being blindly considered by court without verifying it.The court said the statement while seeking reply to the Central Government regarding the returning of Migrant workers across India to their homes.Advocate Prashant Bhushan opined that the Government’s views are blindly being considered even when there is violation of fundamental rights of the migrant workers.He said that this institution created under Constitution of India is not protecting the fundamental rights of people. The Honourable apex court said that ‘you don't have faith in Judiciary and This institution is not a hostage of government.

The petition was filed by Jagdeep S Chhokar, former director in-charge of IIM, Ahmedabad, and lawyer Gaurav Jain via Advocate Prashant Bhushan.While hearing the matter,the bench consisting honourable justices N V Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B R Gavai asked the need for for hearing the petition as he already said that he dont have faith in judiciary.The bench also asked Advicate Prashant Bhushan that after working for such a long time in Supreme Court,he should be very well known that some judgements might be favourable while some may not be.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan said that many retired judges have the same opinions and clarified he never had the opinion of not having faith in the judiciary. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the Centre and Made it clear that the Union Government is working very hard to safeguard the fundamental rights expecially that of Migrant workers.He also asked Prashant Bhushan to not to think that he is the only one who thinks about the Fundamental rights.To the statement made by Mr Bhushan that if his appearance as a lawyer for this case is having any objection,some other lawyers should be appointed, the apex court said that they never have any objection.

Petitioner argumented that more than 90 percent of workers are deprived from ration and wages and thereby they are having very miserable condition.The Counsel for Central government questioned the basis of datas submitted by the petitioners and said that those things are not correct.The petitioner also requested the Court to issue inter state transportation of migrant workers.But this was objected by the Solicitor general saying that much aspects that is having best interests of people are needed to be considered before allowing the transport. The bench has given a time of one week to respond regarding the proposal allowing inter state transport.