The other day, President Ram Nath Kovind asked the higher judiciary to exercise “utmost discretion” in what is said in courtrooms during hearings. In mid-August, Chief Justice N V Ramana said the constitutional courts faced problems in dealing with poorly framed laws. The remedy lay in more discussion and debate in Parliament so that the courts could understand the context in which legislation was made. Over the last one year, farmer organisations seeking to reverse three reform Bills (now repealed without debate) declined to listen to the highest court when they were asked to present their cases before it.
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First Published: Tue, November 30 2021. 23:29 IST