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“Failure to heed the advice of the Constitution will result in descent into chaos”: CJI Gogoi

Team SoOLEGAL 26 Nov 2018 5:43pm

“Failure to heed the advice of the Constitution will result in descent into chaos”: CJI Gogoi

It is in our best interest to heed the advice of the Constitution”, CJI Gogoi said on Monday and also asserted that failure to do so would result in “sharp descent into chaos”.

The CJI’s remarks came while speaking at the inaugural function of the 69th Constitution Day.

Chief Justice Gogoi further said that while the Constitution of India was initially criticised for its length and for having borrowed features from foreign jurisdictions, time has proved its critics wrong.

Sir Ivor Jennings said, ‘Far too large, and therefore far too rigid.’ Time has weakened the criticism. And it is a matter of great pride that our Constitution has lived with great vigour in the last seven decades,” said Chief Justice Gogoi.

The Chief Justice then proceeded to caution against deviating from the Constitutional principles, observing that such violation is likely to usher a descent into chaos.

Our Constitution is the voice of the marginalised as well as the prudence of the majority. Its wisdom continues to guide us in moments of crisis and uncertainty. It is in our best interest to heed the advice under the Constitution. If we do not, our hubris will result in sharp descent into chaos.”

CJI Gogoi concluded his address urging that the nation must think over ways to achieve the high promises of the Constitution in the future.

Undoubtedly, great advances have been made but a lot remains to be done….Today, we must chalk out the road-map for the future, identify new solutions and newer paths for the achievement of the constitutional promises!”, the Chief Justice observed.

Tagged: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi   CJI Gogoi   Constitution Day   Constitution of India  
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