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High Court Justice sought to be impeached by Parliamentarians for his remark against reservation

Justice speaksDecember,18,2015: The petition said the judge has also mentioned that “when our Constitution was framed, it was understood that the reservations would remain for a period of ten years, but unfortunately, it has continued even after 65 years of independence”.

The MPs said that the ten-year limit was prescribed for the political reservations i.e. representation to the SCs and STs in the Union and state legislatures, and not the reservation in the areas of education and employment.

“It is distressing that Justice J B Pardiwala should be unaware of the constitutional provision with respect to the policy for the SCs and the STs,” it said.

The petition by MPs said since the observations of the judge find place in judicial proceedings, “these are unconstitutional in nature and amount to behaviour misconduct towards the Constitution of India that forms the ground for an impeachment”.

The MPs have appealed to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to initiate the proceedings for impeachment against Justice Pardiwala and have attached the necessary documents alongwith.

Sources in the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s office confirmed having received the petition and said it is “under consideration”.

The MPs who signed the petition include Anand Sharma, Digvijay Singh, Ashwani Kumar, P L Punia, Rajeev Shukla, Oscar Fernandes, Ambika Soni, B K Hariprasad (all Congress), D Raja (CPI), K N Balagopal (CPI-M), Sharad Yadav (JD-U), S C Misra and Narinder Kumar Kashyap (BSP), Tiruchi Siva (DMK) and D P Tripathi (NCP).

A minimum of 50 MPs are required to sign such a petition in Rajya Sabha, while in Lok Sabha the number is 100.

The MPs also attached a copy of the resolution passed unanimously at a meeting attended by MPs, MLAs, former ministers of Gujarat and government of India and leading members of SC/STs and OBCs, held at Ahmadabad on December 12 that sought action, including an impeachment against the said judge for his remarks against reservations.

Members of a Parliamentary panel on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, cutting across party lines, had yesterday assailed the alleged “anti-reservation” remarks of a Gujarat High Court Judge and warned of impeachment proceedings against him.

The members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on SC/ST at a meeting in Parliament House “condemned” the remarks by Justice J P Pardiwala and resolved to stage a protest in front of BR Ambedkar’s statue on December 23.

The petition said the judge has also mentioned that “when our Constitution was framed, it was understood that the reservations would remain for a period of ten years, but unfortunately, it has continued even after 65 years of independence”.

The MPs said that the ten-year limit was prescribed for the political reservations i.e. representation to the SCs and STs in the Union and state legislatures, and not the reservation in the areas of education and employment.

“It is distressing that Justice J B Pardiwala should be unaware of the constitutional provision with respect to the policy for the SCs and the STs,” it said.

The petition by MPs said since the observations of the judge find place in judicial proceedings, “these are unconstitutional in nature and amount to behaviour misconduct towards the Constitution of India that forms the ground for an impeachment”.

The MPs have appealed to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to initiate the proceedings for impeachment against Justice Pardiwala and have attached the necessary documents alongwith.

Sources in the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s office confirmed having received the petition and said it is “under consideration”.

The MPs who signed the petition include Anand Sharma, Digvijay Singh, Ashwani Kumar, P L Punia, Rajeev Shukla, Oscar Fernandes, Ambika Soni, B K Hariprasad (all Congress), D Raja (CPI), K N Balagopal (CPI-M), Sharad Yadav (JD-U), S C Misra and Narinder Kumar Kashyap (BSP), Tiruchi Siva (DMK) and D P Tripathi (NCP).

A minimum of 50 MPs are required to sign such a petition in Rajya Sabha, while in Lok Sabha the number is 100.

The MPs also attached a copy of the resolution passed unanimously at a meeting attended by MPs, MLAs, former ministers of Gujarat and government of India and leading members of SC/STs and OBCs, held at Ahmadabad on December 12 that sought action, including an impeachment against the said judge for his remarks against reservations.

Members of a Parliamentary panel on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, cutting across party lines, had yesterday assailed the alleged “anti-reservation” remarks of a Gujarat High Court Judge and warned of impeachment proceedings against him.

The members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on SC/ST at a meeting in Parliament House “condemned” the remarks by Justice J P Pardiwala and resolved to stage a protest in front of BR Ambedkar’s statue on December 23.

Source - ptinews.com

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  1. I wonder wheher any one of those MPs do know what castes they belonged. When they were born did they know their caste why their fathers or grand fathers or their grand parents?

    fact is there were never any castes at all all these castes are private affair, highly imaginary so Gandhiji himself  wrote in Young India 1925 got annoyed at the reservation idea brought by  tebn British PM Mr. RamsayMcdonald what these great gentlemen parliamentarians talk about, do they really understand what they do talk about that is the durbaghya of great Indian democracy worse stil these 'intelligent' lots are our representatives in parliamenet , 

    i would tell their constituencies reflect once again when these worthies come to your constituencies for beggibg your valuable votes, please do not waste your valuable votes on these greart intellects! 

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