"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hiring Eunuchs to Recover Loans?

For the Pakistani legal system, India seems to be a system to be emulated.

In the recent NRO case (where a 17 judges Bench heard the matter) the Petitioner relied on the Indira Gandhi v. Raj Narain to argue one of this contentions.

Today's Daily Times of Pakistan reports that a suggestion was made by the Pakistani Supreme Court to the Pakistani Government to hire eunuchs for loan recovery. The court, it seems, stated that the said practice was followed in India and it gave "respectable status" to the eunuchs. A petition was filed before the  Pakistani Supreme Court concerning the plight and suffering of the eunuchs, who were denied fundamental rights and the right to inherit.

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