New Delhi, Aug 26: Do you think one order passed by us will establish Ram Rajya in the country? Will our one order lead to the eradication of corruption? Had our orders run so effectively then we would pass orders directing that no one should indulge in corruption of crime.
These were the observations made by the Supreme Court on Friday while hearing a petition that sought to clear encroachments from footpaths. There were some interesting exchanges between the petitioner and the judges who had sought to dismiss the petition.
When the SC sought to dismiss the petition, the petitioner said that the Supreme Court cannot leave the public in the lurch. To this the court responded by stating that it cannot pass such an order when so many people do not have shelter.
The petitioner then asked if this meant that people can go and occupy 10 Janpath or then bungalows on the Lutyens zone?
Further, the petitioner questioned the Chief Justice, "Every morning in the newspapers I read that you have ordered a CBI probe into some matter or the other. For a change why don't you order the removal of encroachment on footpaths?"
The Supreme Court was quick to retort and asked the petitioner, "Will one order establish Ram Rajya in the country? Will our one order lead to the eradication of corruption and bring peace in the country. Had our orders run so effectively then we would pass an order saying none should indulge in crime or corruption."