Thursday, February 12, 2015

Editorial, "POLITICS OF ANARCHY" in LAW ANIMATED WORLD, 31 January 2015, Vol. 11, Part 1, No. 2 issue.


seems to be prevalent in the State of Telangana day in and day out right from its inception and that has turned now into a kind of mental disorder with all sorts of crazy schemes being mooted by the chauvinist, eccentric Chief Minister who is acting as though the state is his personal fief. Whereas our Constitution exhorts all citizens ‘to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform’, this gentleman decides to abandon the grand Secretariat buildings in the prime location of Hyderabad perched amidst the scenic beauty of the majestic Hussain Sagar Lake for what primarily stings to him as ‘vaastu dosha[errors of (quack) architecture] to the Erragadda Chest Hospital venue depriving the denizens with much lung-space and direly needed health facilities already existing there. And still there is no dearth of ‘Doo Doo Basavannas[ready nod-heads] among a substantial section of populace fired with the passions of regional chauvinism. It is forgotten that decades ago superstitious renovations of the present Secretariat Buildings had been initiated by his political guru NTR himself and ever since going on under various Chief Ministers resulting in wasteful expenditure of crores of rupees of public moneys every time and now the Sishya [disciple] wants to do one or two up on his guru by totally discarding the site itself – perhaps with a hidden agenda of turning it over to greedy real estate dealers fetching the corrupt politicians hundreds of crores of commissions and kickbacks as is being widely rumored. And precisely those sections of society donning black coats and white bands who are expected to protect and promote the rule of law and safeguard people’s interests are seen marching in the streets defying and shutting down the courts of law in the name of agitation for a separate High Court for Telangana which, in any way, is to happen once the common capital facility is exhausted – all this ostensibly for a few judgeships supposedly denied to their lot. All this despite the existence of specific provisions for a common High Court in the A.P. Reorganization Act 2014 per Article 231 of the Constitution of India and the continuance of such common High Court being of real benefit to the masses and classes [including advocates] of Telangana. §§§