We have seen many times, when working class went on strike, the court, including various High Courts and the Supreme Court, have intervened and have ordered that the strike should be withdrawn. Obeying to the judgements, trade unions have withdrawn their struggles. But, we are seeing now, that the Supreme Court judgement on Sabarimala is being openly violated. In September, the Supreme Court ordered that women between the age group of 10 to 50 could also enter the Sabarimala temple. But, immediately, this judgement was projected by some people, as an “insult to Hindu religion and to Lord Ayyappa”. They say that court should not interfere in the matters of religious faith.
Many women, in the 10 to 50 years of age group, who tried to enter the Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court judgement, were abused, harassed and were even beaten and chased away. Finally, when two women managed to reach the main entrance, the chief priest, Kandararu Rajeevaru, threatened to shut down the temple. But, now it is proved that the Sabarimala protests are being organised only for taking political advantage.
The Kerala BJP president, Sreedharan Pillai has been caught on camera, boasting how the Sabarimala agitation is being organised by the BJP. In the video, the State BJP president says that the Sabarimala head priest was worried about the contempt of Supreme Court, and had contacted him in this regard. The following is the statement of the BJP State President, about what he told the head priest.
“I told him you are not alone. This won't be contempt of court. If there is contempt of court case registered, then it will be against us first. There will be tens of thousands of people with you. When I told him that he won't be alone, he said that, that one word was enough for him. And he took a stern decision that day. It was that decision that put the state government and the police on the backfoot," the BJP leader is telling party men in the video. He also says in the video, “Sabarimala issue is a golden opportunity for us."
So, now it is crystal clear that, the Sabarimala agitation is being organised by the BJP, for taking political gains. The Hindu religious feelings are being exploited for political gains. One of the basic principles of Democracy is “All are equal before law and no one is above law.”
Now, when the law of the land is being violated by the party which is ruling at the Centre, let us see what the Supreme Court of the country is going to do. The court, which uses to be stubborn with the working class, should show the same stubbornness now also, to uphold the rule of law.
[ Source: The NDTV]
[Date : 06 - Nov - 2018]