Indian Constitution the best: Lokayukta

Seminar on Constitution - 60 years of action and inaction

 
He was delivering the inaugural address at a national seminar on ‘Indian Constitution - 60 Years of Action and Inaction’ organised by the Muggaguthu K Yellianna Poojary Janma Sathabdi Samiti (MKYPJSS) in association with the SDM Law College and Centre for Post Graduate Studies in Law at SDM Law College Hall here on Sunday. He said that the Constitution of India recognises every citizen as supreme. Similarly, the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary organs serve people as the servants of the Indian Constitution, he added.

“However, it was unfortunate that all the three organs of Indian Constitution failed to serve citizens during the period when Emergency was declared in 1975. All the three organs could do nothing even when the Constitutional freedom and rights were denied to citizens,” he lamented.

“We have to discuss thoroughly how the Indian Constitution was utilised by us and also should examine how amendments were made to it, to come to a conclusion on our inaction,” Hegde suggested.

Further criticising corrupt politicians for misinterpreting the provisions of Indian Constitution, Hegde warned: “do not test the patience of citizens anymore.”

“Any ordinary citizen, who is upholding the values of Indian Constitution can be called an ideal person,” Hegde said and added that only citizens can make the nation proud.

Karnataka High Court Judge Justice N Kumar said that though the Indian Constitution was amended 99 times, its basic structure cannot be changed by anyone. “Amendments might have been taken place in the interest of people. But the basic structure of the Constitution will remain the same,” he said adding that there is no other document which can be compared to the Indian Constitution.  MKYPJSS President Advocate Purushotham Poojary, Secretary K Thejomaya and SDM Law College Principal Dr B K Ravindra were present.

Later, Justice Santhosh Hegde, Justice N Kumar and Mysore University Law Department head Dr Ishwar Bhat spoke on various aspects on the Indian Constitution.

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