Contempt of court case: Justice Karnan to observe hunger strikes, says lawyer

The judge’s lawyer W. Peter Ramesh said the strike will take place either in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan or the Ramlila Maidan at the national capital.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:March 20, 2017 4:46 am

Calcutta High Court Judge C S Karnan will soon observe day-long hunger strikes in New Delhi and Kolkata demanding withdrawal of the bailable warrant issued against him by the Supreme Court in a contempt case.

The judge’s lawyer W. Peter Ramesh said the strike will take place either in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan or the Ramlila Maidan at the national capital. “The venue has not been finalised yet, but he has decided to observe hunger strike to protest against the issuance of contempt of court order and bailable warrant against him,” he added.

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    K.S.Narayanan
    Mar 20, 2017 at 12:04 am
    Being a judge presumably appointed to his position on undeniable qualifications in terms of education, intelligence and character, we can expect that Karnan will be aware of the full implication of the concept of Rule of Law and the fact that in a working democracy, no one and absolutely no one is exempt from it. Whether he is or not is another matter altogether. Meanwhile, the one day hunger strike,except for the brief excitement largely in him and possibly for few of his followers, does not amount to a hill of beans and is unlikely to have any perceivable adverse effect on his brain or body, the latter appears to be ample in magnitude enough. It would be more honest for him to go to the court and argue his case. That will be more mature and rational response on his part.
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