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Dissent crucial for democracy, says Justice D Y Chandrachud

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 29, 2018, 12:32 am IST
Updated Sep 29, 2018, 12:32 am IST
Dissent is symbol of vibrant democracy: Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud
Justice D Y Chandrachud.
 Justice D Y Chandrachud.

New Delhi: Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in his dissenting verdict ordered a SIT probe into the arrest of five activists as there is a serious allegation that the arrests have been motivated by an attempt to quell dissent and to persecute five individuals who have pursued the cause of persons who have suffered discrimination and human rights violations. 

Differing with the majority view of Chief Justice Misra and Justice Khanwilkar, Justice Chandrachud pointed out that the recent order passed by this court in ordering the payment of compensation to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan nearly 24 years after the wrongful arrest is a grim reminder about how tenuous liberty can be and of the difficulty in correcting wrongs occasioned by unlawful arrest.

 

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