Justice J Chelameswar of the Supreme Court today asked the youth to value the biggest public policy document — the Constitution of India — which was made by people who made big sacrifices for the country as freedom fighters.
“The greatest public policy is the Indian constitution itself and the core which created it is the Constituent Assembly,” Justice Chelameswar said.
He sounded out the wide range of knowledge of each member of the constituent assembly and the outstanding experience which the members of the constituent assembly had, enriched the constitutional document while creating a social organization, giving clear guidelines as to how the country’s political future of the rural area should be.
Each set of words in the documents reflects their experience and knowledge, he added.
Justice Chelameswar was one of the four Supreme Court judges who recently, virtually revolted against the Chief Justice, raising a litany of problems, including assigning cases in the top court. He was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of a department in an educational institution here.
Justice Chelameswar said he recognized that the fundamental law was amended from time to time depending upon the needs of the time.“Only so long as we are governed by the constitution, our policy making should be open to the broader constituents governing us,” he stated.
Calling Justice Chelameswar as the ‘Sanyasi’ in the court, former Chief Justice of India Justice M N Venkatachalaiah said “justice, truth and bravery are the fellows of his soul. It is impossible to evaluate the proportions of his personality”.
Reported By: Tushar Solanki, Co-convener, Reporters Committee, INBA