Judiciary has the duty to watch organs of State don’t exceed ‘lakshman rekha’: CJI T S Thakur

"If they are making a law which is out of the limits granted under the Constitution or against the fundamental rights, the judiciary has every right to say that it was wrong, " said Chief Justice of India T S Thakur

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 26, 2016 7:15 pm
CJI T S Thakur, Constitution Day, Law Day, Ravi Shankar Prasad, India news, latest news, India news, national news, judiciary and the government of India news, Latest news, India news “Any order which is against the Constitution, judiciary can set it aside to maintain the rule of law,” said CJI Thakur. (PTI photo)

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Saturday cautioned that no organs of government should cross the “lakshman rekha” and stressed judiciary has been given the duty to watch that all remain within its limit. Speaking at a function in the Supreme Court lawns to celebrate Constitution Day, earlier known as Law Day, he said judiciary has every right to set aside any law made by Parliament, if it is against the Constitution or beyond the limits granted by the statute book.

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“The Constitution tells us that what would be the works to be done by the government. It has fixed the duties and responsibilities for judiciary, executive and legislature. It has fixed their limits and ‘lakshman rekha’.

“The judiciary has been given the duty to keep a watch that nobody crosses that limit. If Parliament has the power to make the laws, it should make only in the limits granted under the Constitution. If the State has the right to make laws, it should make only in the limits granted under the Constitution.

“If they are making a law which is out of the limits granted under the Constitution or against the fundamental rights, the judiciary has every right to say that it was wrong.

“Any order which is against the Constitution, judiciary can set it aside to maintain the rule of law,” CJI Thakur said.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is a high respect across the globe for the Indian Constitution which does not distinguish between rich, big and poor.

“People are convinced that they can unseat any political leader, howsoever big, from power. It can also replace any political party,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said “the delicate balance of the Constitution was disturbed in 70s. That balance must be restored.”

The CJI also said that celebrating November 26 as Constitution Day was better than celebrating it as the Law Day.

“The importance of this day is that the Constitution was adopted on this day. So, if we have to celebrate the adoption of the Constitution, it can only be celebrated as the Constitution Day. Celebrating it as Law Day was not important,” he said.

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    Satyamev Kahte
    Nov 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    Now the Feku propaa and lies machine will turn this brave soul, which cares about the well-being of democracy in this nation, into a villain.
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      Van
      Nov 26, 2016 at 5:25 pm
      He is a Corrupt man, who bailed out many corrupt individuals. He is trying to induct many corrupt and criminal individuals into the system.
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        ashis
        Nov 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm
        Current tyrannous govt is fighting on every front. With neighboring states inside with other political parties, with common people by demonizing, now with judiciary. Ye sare log bure hein, akela govt. sahi he ya vice versa. Impeach these demons and war mongers. send them to kala pani. Modi Murdab*d
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          Subramanian Chandramouli
          Nov 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm
          Yes. No organ including judiciary shall cross lakshman rekha particularly where it has umed supreme power not envisaged even by consution makers, but is responsible to none but elected legilsature/govt is answerable and accountable to the ultimlegislature, the people every fivev years.
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            shekhar
            Nov 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm
            Do they wear high heel !!! Seems like they do. They are hire hand of indian citizens NOT Their MAHARAJA - SHEHNSHAH, THEY SHOULD BEHAVE TO UPHOLD CONSUTION NOT MAKE NEW ONE OF THEIR LIKING. Result of case inside of LAW. Appointment should be in people's court by 60% of Parliament vote to the supreme court
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              shekhar
              Nov 26, 2016 at 5:22 pm
              How come this moron become cj of india? Instead of impamenting law of land (😉 consti) he want create of his liking. India should stop appointing judges from within.
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                dd
                Nov 26, 2016 at 2:46 pm
                This Congo appointed Dog is trying to create panic ...
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                  Franky
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 6:45 pm
                  So SC do your duty hold the Govt responsible for the mess in the country and do your duty and dismiss the Govt and appont Arvind Kejriwal the PM, Baba Ramdev Health Minister, Subramanuam Swamy Finance Minister, Minister of state of finance Vijay Mallya, Dhidi Defence Minister, Behn Mayawati Hotels Minister Taj Corridor, Amma Jayalalita Corruption Minister, Lalu Yadav Agriculture Fodder Minister, Raja Telcom Minister, Uma Bharati Animals and Cow Rakshak Minister, Modi Minority Minister. This Unity Govt will be good for India
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