GOBBLE D. Gook was shocked to read the news that our much respected Attorney General, who is the son of the legendary M.K.Nambiar (who had defended legendary Communist leader A.K. Gopalan against all odds in the face of the Nehru government’s attempts to muzzle his fundamental freedoms) has now filed a Contempt Petition against Advocate Prashant Bhushan, son of an equally famous Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan, who shone as a stellar opponent of the Emergency!
However, now the AG represents the BJP government and often is required to defend what many believe to be quite indefensible.
That the alleged “contempt” is considered to be criminal contempt for questioning the whole methodology of “sealed cover communications” and for conjecturing that this may have contained inaccuracies which misled the Supreme Court, seems to have been taken as a personal affront by the Hon’ble AG, who represented the Government in the by now infamous CBI top brass case, and who, by the way, has himself granted the consent required to prosecute the alleged “contemnor”, a fellow member of the Bar who has distinguished himself for his trenchant activism for “the butchers, the bakers and the candle-stick makers” for all of whom our Constitution guarantees fundamental freedoms!
What a historic Constitutional fall we are witnessing, feels Gook
…from Transparency to Opacity to Sealed Cover..
If things continue like this, some may even be tempted to say…
from Setalvad to Niren De to the present AG!
If we, the people, manage to recover from such systemic (and systematic) falls with both our bodies and brains intact, we can come out of prisons of the mind and lick our wounds at leisure.
Till then, you can enjoy Gook’s poetic outpouring on this issue in this new Law-merick.
When the AG shows signs of intolerance and rage
One wonders why he is so offended, taking umbrage
To label any counter-point attempt
As a scandalising, criminal contempt
Only offers all the trolls and the media a stage!