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Courts vs Legislature

This is with reference to the commentary (“Judicial Legislation and Judicial Restraint”, EPW, 1 January) by Anurag K Agarwal. One wished that the author of the article had cared to read the Constitution, particularly Article 141 along with Articles 14, 21 and 32, before attempting to comment on the subject. It is another matter if he argues that he thinks beyond the Constitution, in which case he should not bother to defend the “rights’’ of the legislature. And a completely different matter if he thinks that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was democratic when he objected to the courts ordering that grain be given to the poor in the fi rst instance.

V Krishna Ananth

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