New Delhi, March 30 : At last someone is Bold enough to say the TRUTH about Indian Parliament. As everyone knows Indians Blindly Elect Criminals, Corrupt Politicians but no one dare to say openly than Katju and very few others.
India is not a full-fledged democracy as 90 percent of its people vote like sheep and cattle, Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju said here Saturday.He was formerly a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Markandey Katju was born on 20 September 1946 in Lucknow, India,His background is also noteworthy because of his family’s achievements in the fields of Law and Politics. Justice Katju is the son of late Justice Shiva Nath Katju, formerly a Judge of the Allahabad High Court.Justice Katju was appointed as a Judge of the Allahabad High Court in 1991. He served as the Chief Justice of three Indian High Courts: The Allahabad High Court, appointed in August 2004 in an Acting capacity; the Madras High Court, appointed in November 2004, and the Delhi High Court, appointed in October 2005.
Justice Katju was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in April 2006. He retired from this position on 19 September 2011, after serving the Indian judiciary for 20 years.
Speaking to TV channel Headlines Today, Katju said: “Ninety percent Indians vote in droves like sheep and cattle. They are like a herd of cattle voting along caste and religious lines.”
“Because Indians vote like livestock, there are so many criminals in parliament,” he added.
The former Supreme Court judge said that he would not vote as India was being run by leaders elected on the basis of their caste, which is not the true form of democracy.
“I won’t vote because my vote is meaningless. Votes are cast in the name of Jats, Muslims, Yadavs or Harijans. Democracy is not meant to be run like this. Why should I waste my time in joining the cattle queue?” he said.
Boasting of his secular credentials, Katju said that he was against communal forces and “by being secular, if I am branded a Congressman, you are entitled to your view”.
Katju has been in news for seeking a pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunnisa Kazi, charged with illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case by the Supreme Court.
Katju has argued that Dutt stacked the weapons for self defence and to protect his family from the threats that they were getting in the aftermath of the Babri demolition.
“Sanjay Dutt is a shattered man. He has suffered enough but he has reformed,” he said.
Katju said that he was prepared to seek pardons for other stars, Saif Ali Khan and Salman Khan, who have been charged for killing endangered blackbucks in Jodhpur.
“I will study their cases and if I am satisfied that I should speak out, I will surely plead their case,” he said.
Accused of being hungry for publicity, the former judge said that “seeking publicity is a form of vulgarity”. He added that he never chases controversy but what can he do if controversy chases him.
He also mocked Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and his former associate Anna Hazare, saying that corruption was a “malaise which cannot be eradicated in the next 20 years”.
“This campaign is like the tale told by an idiot signifying nothing. There’s no morality code in the country, so corruption cannot be wiped out,” Katju said.
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