Friday, December 2, 2011

THE CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL-1953

"IT IS AN AXIOMATIC TRUTH BORNE OUT BY THE POLITICAL HISTORIES OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES THAT A CITIZENS FREEDOM CANNOT BE SAFE IN THE HANDS OF THE EXECUTIVE OF ANY STATE HOWSOEVER BENEVOLENT AND THAT THAT FREEDOM CAN ONLY BE PROTECTED ONLY BY THE LAW COURTS AND THE JUDGES OF THE STATE UNLESS THEY ARE  THEMSELVES SUBORDINATED TO THE EXECUTIVE."

The above statement was made by Sri Thakur Prasad Dubey , Distrcit Judge, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.in the year 1953.That was a very long time ago and many theorists still have reservations about unfettered political power vested in the Executive.Thus the emergence of Human Rights Lawyers.The line between the elected Executive and the unelected Judiciary is sometimes filled with tension- and there exists a no man's land in between where the legal "lets dance" between the Executive and the Judiciary takes place.


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