Every Member of Parliament, Member of Legislative Assembly or any other functionary under the Constitution has to swear an oath to bear “true faith and allegiance to the Constitution”. The same Constitution makes Supreme Court (SC) decisions binding on all courts and authorities, and judgments of a high court on all courts and authorities within the state.
The Constitution requires government authorities “to act in aid of the Supreme Court”, which means that the government must ensure compliance of court orders and ensure that society functions under the rule of law. While courts have the power to punish for contempt, they rarely use that power.
Judges and courts speak only through their judgments (barring rare interactions with the press at public events). They too are required to adhere to the Constitution and do their duties of deciding cases without fear, favour,