Vib­his­han, the First Am­i­cus?

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Jus­tice Di­pak Misra, who loves to nar­rate myth­i­cal lore of the yore to defuse court-room ten­sion, dubbed Vib­his­han as the first am­i­cus. When Ra­vana di­rected that Hanu­man’s tail be set on fire, Vib­his­han tried to pre­vail upon the king and his court not to hurt a mes­sen­ger. A mes­sen­ger is an am­bas­sador and can’t be hurt, Vib­his­han told Ra­vana. That makes him the first am­i­cus cu­riae or of­fi­cer of the court who gives the judges an ob­jec­tive non-par­ti­san view of facts.

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