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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pro-gay judge accused of judicial impropriety

Pro-gay judge accused of judicial impropriety

New Delhi: A Supreme Court advocate has raised the issue of "judicial impropriety" on the part of Justice S Murlidhar, who had sat on the Bench that delivered the path-breaking judgement in the 'gay sex' case. In two separate letters written to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice A P Shah and Members of Parliament, advocate Janak Raj Jai contended that Justice Murlidhar had himself filed a writ petition in 1994 as a lawyer in the High Court seeking quashing of Section 377 of the IPC. When contacted, Justice Murlidhar's Secretary said the judge was aware of the letter (of the advocate) but had no comments to make. Jai said Justice Murlidhar had appeared as intervenor in the original writ petition on behalf of an organisation "AIDS Bedhav Virodhi Andolan." "Propriety demands that a judge who had been an advocate in a similar case, should not have heard the present petition (Naz Foundation) challenging the vires of Section 377 IPC," the letter, written by Jai to the Chief Justice three days before the judgement was delivered, stated. In his letter, Jai had sought deferring of the judgement and pleaded that the matter be posted before another Bench.
(Bureau Report)


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There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors & prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with
yours each year?" The reporter asked. "Why brother"

'' The farmer replied, "Didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field.

If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard & poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns."

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors' corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!
Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace.

Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches...

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors & all.

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