A bench of Chief Justice of India T S Thakur and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that however important it may sound to some, morality is one and only one element in the composition of values that a just society must pursue.
Reacting to the court’s remarks, the Congress said that Rahul had already “challenged the constitutionality” of the section under which he had been charged and that “there is no question” of him apologising or expressing regret.
Mani urged that a sustained democracy is predicated fundamentally on the idea of criticism, dissent, and tolerance, and that a citizen’s right to criticise cannot be crushed by constant launching of criminal prosecution for defamation.
On Tuesday, CBI’s counsel Amarendra Sharan said that three DIGs heading investigations into the coal block allocation cases were apprehensive of everything about the probe and that they wanted to go back to their parent cadre after getting promotion.
The court was ruling on two petitions which challlenged this policy in recruitment to state-run Prasar Bharati. S K Rungta, the only visually impaired senior counsel in the country, led the legal challenge.