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Another argues that it may be possible that the present Government does not favour appointment of persons with alternative sexuality as Judges of the High Court and the Supreme Court Politician bashing is akin to the 900 PM television programmes A file photo of Supreme Court of India PTI The judgement ignores the larger constitutional structure of India Unquestionably independence of the judiciary is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution It needs to be preserved But the judgement ignores the fact that there are several other features of the Constitution which comprise the basic structure The most important basic structure of the Indian Constitution is Parliamentary democracy The next important basic structure of the Indian Constitution is an elected Government which represents the will of the sovereign The Prime Minister in Parliamentary democracy is the most important accountable institution The Leader of the Opposition is an essential aspect of that basic structure representing the alternative voice in Parliament The Law Minister represents a key basic structure of the Constitution; the Council of Ministers which is accountable to Parliament All these institutions Parliamentary sovereignty an elected Government a Prime Minister Leader of Opposition Law Minister are a part of the Constitution’s basic structure They represent the will of the people The majority opinion was understandably concerned with one basic structure – independence of judiciary – but to rubbish all other basic structures by referring to them as “politicians” and passing the judgement on a rationale that India’s democracy has to be saved from its elected representatives The judgement has upheld the primacy of one basic structure – independence of judiciary – but diminished five other basic structures of the Constitution namely Parliamentary democracy an elected Government the Council of Ministers an elected Prime Minister and the elected Leader of the Opposition This is the fundamental error on which the majority has fallen A constitutional court while interpreting the Constitution had to base the judgement on constitutional principles There is no constitutional principle that democracy and its institutions has to be saved from elected representatives The Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected and if the elected are undermined democracy itself would be in danger Are not institutions like the Election Commission and the CAG not credible enough even though they are appointed by elected Governments As someone who has spent more years in court than in Parliament I feel constrained to speak out for Indian democracy There is no principle in democracy anywhere in the world that institutions of democracy are to be saved from the elected The illustrations given had to be on a sounder footing If one leader feels that there are dangers of emergency there is no presumption that only the Supreme Court can save it When in the mid-Seventies the Emergency was proclaimed it was people like me – the politicians who fought out and went to prison It was Supreme Court that caved in and therefore for the court to assume that it alone can defend the nation against Emergency is belied by history As for the cause of those representing alternative sexuality the Delhi High Court had decriminalized it I am a part of the present Government but I had publically supported opinion of the Delhi High Court It was the Supreme Court which recriminalized alternative sexuality The assumption that the cause of the practitioners of alternative sexuality to be appointed as judges can only be protected by Supreme Court is again belied by history The Supreme Court opinion is final It is not infallible The judgement interprets the provision of Article 124 and 217 of the Constitution Article 124 deals with the appointment of Judges in the Supreme Court and Article 217 deals with the appointment of Judges of the High Court Both provide for the appointment to be made by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India The mandate of the Constitution was that Chief Justice of India is only a ‘Consultee’ The President is the Appointing Authority The basic principle of interpretation is that a law may be interpreted to give it an expanded meaning but they cannot be rewritten to mean the very opposite In the second Judge’s case the Court declared Chief Justice the Appointing Authority and the President a ‘Consultee’ In the third Judge’s case the courts interpreted the Chief Justice to mean a Collegium of Judges President’s primacy was replaced with the Chief Justice’s or the Collegium’s primacy In the fourth Judge’s case (the present one) has now interpreted Article 124 and 217 to imply ‘Exclusivity’ of the Chief Justice in the matter of appointment excluding the role of the President almost entirely? 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