‘Dilution of civil liberties will lead to anarchy’
Life without liberty is meaningless... life and liberty must welcome dissent, discord, disagreement. Without them life is a rose without fragrance.
Liberty is a permanent value and we cannot barter it. When the liberty of a citizen is bartered, it would sound the death knell of democracy.
When the court struck it (provision criminalising homosexuality) down, various opinions were drafted but the basic was that you must have choice, dignity and autonomy.
Civil liberties are the cornerstone of the nation and their dilution will lead to disorder and anarchy. Protection of civil rights should be the sole guiding force.
If anybody plays with the Constitution, then he should know that he is compromising with the rights of his future generations.
former chief justice of India