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Shut courts if they can't protect rights: SC/ST Act vedict judge

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who headed a bench which delivered the forbidding immediate arrest under SC/ST Act, on Friday said if courts can't protect the fundamental rights of citizens, they should be shut down.

"If courts can't protect fundamental rights of the innocent public, then let's wind up the courts," said Justice Goel, defending his on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 which the activists and the said diluted the stringent provisions.

Justice Goel, who had a four-year tenure in the apex court, was speaking at his farewell function organised by the

With his retirement, there are nine vacancies in the top court.

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First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 21:34 IST
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