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Will Liberhan Ever Liberate A. B. Bajpai


Justice M. S Liberhan on November 21, 2009 broke his long silence. Probably, he was silent due to the expected decorum and dignity A Justice should maintain till he/ she does not handover a decree or till the matter remains under the courts purview.

One. its over, he has all the right to issue his opinion in public. As the Liberhan Committee Report of Findings in Demolition of Disputed Structure at Ayodhya Religious Township of District Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, India on December 06, 2009 have been submitted and will soon be put up for debate in Parliament.

People from various camps, called secular or non – seculars for I do not know which reasons, and others like Mr. Anupam Gupta who happens to have been former counsel for commission, have reacted on the report’s content even before it has been tabled, and went up to the extent of saying that:

“Justice Liberhan  is wrong in having indicted the Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee without issuing a possible notice to him.”

Probably, Mr. Anupam has not got enough chance to be exposed to the domains of Political science and International Relations at one hand and public administration at the other, during his school or college days.

Though, I am a devoted supporter of Mr. A. B. Vajpayee and also come from the constituency where he was MP during being PM, but I do not find any wrong in the report.

Justice Liberhan’s remark in media as quoted “A leader is equally responsible for the misdeeds of the party”, seems to me as well justified.

While at the same time, I do not find anything wrong with BJP-VHP-RSS combine in executing the task on December 06, 2006. As the basic principle of Political Science states and various incidences in history are live testimony to it that:

“Any means [immaterial of it being good/ bad/ ethical/ unethical] used to reach the pinnacle of power is not and should not be called unethical or immoral. It is the act, that is done after coming to power, can be commented as ethical or not or moral or immoral. Once after coming to power, the person or party leaves the particular agenda [dubbed as unethical or immoral] and provides good policy making and governance, it is well justified.”

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