SWANSEA, UK: This is with reference to Markandey Katju’s article of July 19 titled “Two options before the Supreme Court”. The learned justice is talking about fine things that finer people have done elsewhere in many civilised societies. The writer, however, forgets that those who have a high opinion of themselves often tend to think of themselves as infallible. One can employ the fallibility principle in any intellectual discourse only when one accepts the fact that one is fallible.
The issue here is not an error but rather a premeditated attempt to compel our collective wisdom into submission, by a group of individuals who are convinced that only their view is the correct one. And this is being reflected in the debate and discussion that is now appearing in the media on this issue and on the institution itself.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.
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