Post Mortem

De-coding an ‘Internal matter’!

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/7/2020 12:24:13 PM IST

 (From previous issue)

India, the largest democracy in the world believes in the rule of law that requires protection of all citizens guaranteed by the Constitution and UNHCHR. CAA has created unease amongst people who have been continuously defying the GOI as they view it as antithetical to democracy and their fundamental and constitutional rights. GOI should respond in such ways that CAA is “inclusionary” and proves its argument. We are part of the global comity of nations and shall never deflect from our obligations. It is unfortunate that institutions of governance and its mechanisms by and large have failed to deliver justice and fairness. Over and above, narratives such as “Let Normalcy Dawn” are such an ambiguous and ambivalent inflicts more damage to the current impasse in which we live.  We keep hearing a world “normalcy” which should be restored. What is it and how to gauge “normalcy”? What is the “period” or “duration” those who say can give to concretize? These are the questions that loom at large. India is known for its credentials of being governed by the Constitution vis-à-vis constitutional democracy.  Institutions of governance that dispenses rule of law by employing instruments and mechanisms on ground levels such as the bureaucracy, police, judiciary and political machinery posits laxity, prejudice, partisanship and biases. CAA has exposed and thus opened the Pandora box and so it is obligatory for the GOI to respond to the queries that are posed.  Usage of the words and saying the current fiasco as “Internal Matter” could only be considered as an escape route which is bizarre because it is not just UNHCR, but others such as EU, US Congress, UK House of Commons, Iran, Malaysia and host of others.  In recent times, India is reeling and sliding back in its image within and outside primarily in terms of its governance. To regain its credibility, transparency and accountability GOI by all means respond to the queries and should not push them under the guise of “Internal Matter”.  


Dr. John Mohan Razu

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