Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Comment -

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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,

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