GOBBLE D. Gook always refuses to budge… or fudge.
So obviously no one would think of making him a judge.
He often disagrees with judicial opinions which he believes are not faithful to our Constitution.
But he does not bother writing long criticisms in learned journals because he does not like to write what he does not like to read.
Sometimes, however, he finds learned Milords taking breaks from the Bench and giving learned speeches which provide good sound-bytes and make good copy for the electronic and the print media.
And at times like those, he respectfully dissents.
Recently, a very highly-rated and learned Milord was in the news for inter alia saying: “The Constitution fails when a cartoonist is jailed for Sedition. When jail instead of bail is granted to a blogger who was critical of religious architecture, the Constitution fails.”
He said many more quotable things in the same vein.
Gook couldn’t help recalling what Dr. Ambedkar had said during his concluding remarks to the Constituent Assembly: “Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution.
What we will have to say is Man was vile.”
Now, who will say THAT?
Man means who?
It is always easy to blame the politicians and the bureaucrats and applaud those who mouth platitudes blaming everyone in the system, including, at times, the system itself!
Even the Constitution is not spared!
But Gobble D. Gook begs to differ,
most respectfully, of course.
This Law-merick is Gook’s dissenting view about the comments made by the Hon’ble judge who has become famous for his dissents..
Whenever a cartoonist or a blogger gets jailed
I think it’s primarily the judges who have failed
If they just stayed on track
Had the guts and the knack
Could the Constitutional Engine get derailed?