Vol. XLII No. 51 December 23, 2018

Remove Justice Sen from Judicial Duties

CPI(M) Polit Bureau, in session at New Delhi on December 14, has issued the following statement

THE CPI(M) condemns in unequivocal terms the recent utterances of Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of Meghalaya High Court, in the form of a judgement which is against the basic structure of our constitution.  The Supreme Court had earlier given a verdict that secularism, amongst others, is a fundamental feature of our constitution.  Justice Sen reflects his political faith akin to RSS ideology of Hindu Rashtra.  By smuggling in his brazen communal view on partition and making an obvious political statement on proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, he has both undermined the pre-eminent role of parliament and the independence of the judiciary.  Such views will contribute to further provoking discord among the people in the North East.

The CPI(M) is of the opinion that Justice Sen has lost his moral right to continue in the office as a judge of a High Court.  The CPI(M) will consult other parties in parliament to consider moving an impeachment motion for his removal.

Meanwhile, we request the chief justice of India to keep Justice Sen off judicial functions.