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Critiquing Allahabad HC’s Judgement

Legal eagles question judge’s Gita remark Not going by the book September 11, 2007 Satya Prakash, Hindustan Times The Allahabad High Court’s observations that every citizen, irrespective of caste, creed or religion, should follow the dharma propounded by the Bhagvad Gita evoked strong reactions from legal experts who said it was an abuse of constitutional powers by a judge.…

Gita as India’s National Book?: Bizarre Judgment Backs Hindutva’s Assault on Indian Constitution.

The Gita as India’s National Book?: Bizarre Judgment Backs Hindutva’s Assault on Indian Constitution. By Gautam Kumar Justice S.N.Srivastava of the Allahabad High Court, who retired earlier this month, is no stranger to controversy. Some months ago, he stirred a hornet’s nest by ruling that Muslims in Uttar Pradesh were not a minority, although they form only around a fifth of the population of…

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