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SC blamed for economic slowdown, but it was just upholding the law

Recently Senior Advocate Harish Salve accused the apex court for economic slowdown, repelling foreign investors

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Kshama A Loya
Senior Advocate Harish Salve’s remarks on economic slowdown due to the Supreme Court seemed puzzling at the outset. Isn’t the highest judiciary of the land a beacon of hope to the billions who tug at their lives; lives that are rendered chaotic by ever-changing laws and often, a wavering rule of law? Does the judiciary not shoulder democracy along-with its oft-independent cousins — the legislature and the executive? Indeed, or so one expects. 

But the vast field between expectation and reality is a breeding ground for discord. And here’s the catch. It is not the indigenous citizens alone, but also

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 8:41 PM IST

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