Dalits see the apex court’s order on SC/ST Act as a dog whistle to destroy the law

April 10, 2018
Constitution & Governance

Sudhir Krishnaswamy writes for The Print on the judgement in Dr. Subhash Kashinath Mahajan vs. The State of Maharashtra. Sudhir reviewed and assessed the judgment and public reaction to it. He argues that this case is bad in law and does not meet the standards of judicial decision making.

It’s been a horrid start to the summer in 2018 for the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Dipak Misra has been unable to quell the mini rebellion in the court, inspire public confidence in administering the judicial roster or resolve the political impasse around the appointment of judges. The political opposition threatens to impeach him and now senior counsel have begun pressing for a judicial remedy to set matters right.