Friday, March 27, 2009
High Court order- a week down, no action to go
It is now more than a week from the time the High Court passed orders directing the suspension of two policemen for their role and responsibility (as admitted by the State Government before the Srikrishna Commission and by the Police Commissioner before the High Court) for the police atrocities committed inside and in the neighbourhood of the campus of the High Court, Madras. While lawyers have returned to work respecting the decision of the Full Bench directing them to return to work, such respect for court orders has been conspicuous in its absence among the ruling political establishment and bureaucrats. This inaction itself demonstrates the complicity of the state in the tragic events that began with the state violence on the 19th of February 2009.