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SC Justice: Courts can always look up to International Laws to uphold Human Rights

Jul,2,2016:

J. Sikri said, World War II impacted our Constitution-makers and Fundamental Rights.

Justice AK Sikri
Justice AK Sikri

Supreme Court Judge Justice A.K. Sikri made an observation in New Delhi today that Courts in the Country can ignore Indian Laws and look up to International Laws when it comes to upholding Human Rights, .

While speaking at a symposium, Justice Sikri stated that even he had to take recourse to international human rights laws in order to recognise Transgenders as third Gender. He was making a reference to the historic judgment that was passed by the Division Bench of Justice Radhakrishnan with him in 2014 titled ”NALSA vs UOI.”

Justice Sikri further observed that the World War II has impacted our Constitution-makers in many ways. As per him Fundamental Rights are a means to ensure human dignity and they should never be compromised.

In that Judgment the bench had observed that the Society seldom realizes or even cares to realize the severe trauma and pain which the Transgender as a community have to undergo.

The Society can often be seen ridiculing and abusing the Transgender community in public places. They are treated as untouchables which is a mindset which we have to change.

J. Sikri’s April 15, 2014 Supreme Court Judgement on Rights of Third Gender-

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2 comments

  1. Sikri Sir,
    as you know gender biased dowry/dv/125 laws are resulting in upto 90,000 suicides by married men.
    SC itself has acknowledged legal terrorism by liar wives

    these laws are against HUMAN RIGHTS

    why don’t you please help to get these laws repealed?

  2. Sikri Sir, as you know gender biased dowry/dv/125 laws are resulting in upto 90,000 suicides by married men. SC itself has acknowledged legal terrorism by liar wives.these laws are against HUMAN RIGHTS

    why don’t you please help to get these laws repealed?

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