DC EDIT | Wise SC move for ‘balance’ in Gyanvapi
Even before political expediency could stir up public emotion to intense hysterical levels, the Supreme Court, with the utmost wisdom and sagacity, swiftly restored the status quo, balance and temperance on the issue of Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, after a local court authorized an investigation to establish or refute archaeological and historical evidence of the structure’s primordial character.
The Supreme Court Bench, led by Justice DY Chandrachud, also comprising Justice Pamidighantam Sri Narasimha, sternly requested the local court in Varanasi and the administration to provide comprehensive protection to the structure, including shivling which would have was found during the rapid exploratory survey. The SC also directed the local administration to ensure that devout Muslims are not prevented from accessing the mosque to offer prayers, namaaz or perform other traditional religious observances.
The Supreme Court, which will hear the case again on Thursday, rightly removed Commissioner-Advocate Ajay Kumar Mishra from his duties, in addition to giving the panel two more days to submit its investigation report, measures that will be sure to make sure both parties are satisfied. that the processes followed can and will do justice.
A multitude of concerned voices have been heard across the country that Gyanvapi in Varanasi may soon be playing as an Ayodhya redux. The controversial issue of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid has defined political and social conflicts for decades, which have dragged on in the courts for more than half a century, for which the country and its people on all sides have paid a heavy price.
Even though the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and its parent voluntary organization, the RSS, represented by its sarganghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, took a stance of reconciliation after the final verdict of the full Supreme Court was rendered in favor of Ram Temple, giving the impression that the Saffron Brigade will not pursue its earlier three temple appeal, and will instead use Ayodhya’s verdict as a social balm to heal the wounds on all sides, it n do not inspire confidence that this issue will pass unchallenged.
There are already voices within the Sangh Parivar and the BJP that the ‘discovery’ of shivling was a ‘historic’ turning point, and he would now only accept one-sided progress, a reminder of Ayodhya, who in already choppy waters of Indian society, is deeply troubling.
Since political parties are unlikely to give up partisan gains and electoral windfalls, against the backdrop of more secular and mundane complaints of anti-incumbent – economy, unemployment, inflation, health and education – that is the great hope. of India that the Supreme Court ensure that the judicial pillar of democracy lives up to its highest expectations.
Yesterday’s verdict, the first intervention of the highest court in the land in the matter, was sagacious, wise and humane; it was based on fairness and legal correctness, but also on an increased social awareness of the consequences and on an established balance.
If the Supreme Court continues to maintain such high standards for itself throughout this case, however long that may be, the India of the future will be grateful.