Subah Chandra Pattanayak
Every Indian who loves his Republic should have profound respects for the Chief Justice of India. And, I have.And, therefore, on coming to know of his observation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “is a good human being”, I want to put him the question: What happened to human rights of Modi’s wife? Is denial of human rights to the wife makes a man a good human being?
If for any reason, Modi was to terminate his conjugal relationship with his wife, he should have freed her from the marital bond by way of divorce, so as to enable her to seek conjugal love elsewhere had she wanted. He did not. He even suppressed the fact of his marriage in the affidavits under Election Laws during his contests to Gujarat Assembly. and kept it a secret that he had abandoned his wife, while legally keeping her subservient to customs that control a married woman.
Marriage is phase where the wife has the right to have sex with the husband. Marriage is, for a woman, not a machination to change her surname, but an instrument of happiness that legitimate sex ensures. In married life, child bearing or delivery is an accident, because every copulation does not lead to pregnancy. But sex is not accidental in married life. Sex is for what people marry. So for a wife, legitimate sex with the husband is her fundamental right, her most specific and distinguished human right.
And, the whole world knows, Modi’s wife was abandoned, without being set free through diverse. If anything, this is blatant violation of her human rights. Is the CJI not aware of this, at least as an Indian?
We have no objection to his remarks that Modi is “a good leader” and “a man with foresight”. But we have strong objection to his observation that Modi is “a good human being”.
The CJI who has divulged his such observations to journalists at New Delhi should place before the general public the details of the basis of his observation on Modi, because Modi is a public figure. He also should say, if relation between Judiciary and Government is excellent, what is the relation between Judiciary and Opposition? Democracy is democracy, because Opposition is the vital part of it. Opposition is no less important to the country than the Prime Minister.
The CJI should wake up and review what he has told the Press on Prime Minister Modi. Modi is a politician and politicians are full of contradictions and controversies, for which, in the public sphere, they have their opposition camps. Why should the highest judicial officer of the country be eager to tell the people that a particular political person – Prime Minister Modi – is “a good leader, a good human being and a man with foresight”.
Such terms can be termed as political propaganda. And no sane Indian should expect this from the Chief Justice of India.