Law Minister Rijiju expresses concern over ‘disturbing elements’ opposing legal decisions

New Delhi: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday expressed concern over “disturbing elements” opposing constitutional and legal decisions. He added that it “has become a fashion for some elements to say that they do not accept the Constitution and it is not in their favour.”

Rijiju was speaking at the launch of an online course on Constitution at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR). The event took place on the eve of Constitution Day 2021.

The Minister said, “When the Parliament passes a Bill or when the Assembly adopts certain laws, unless it is unconstitutional, then there must be some reason to say that we do not abide by this Act, or that we Will not follow this law.”

The statement comes in the backdrop of the upcoming winter session of Parliament where the government is set to pass a bill to repeal agricultural laws.

On Friday, November 19, the Prime Minister announced the repeal of agricultural laws after a year-long protest by farmers on the borders of Delhi.

“If (a) the Act is constitutional or unconstitutional, let the judiciary decide,” Rijiju said. Emphasizing on the importance of the judiciary, the Law Minister stressed that unless the judiciary decides whether the law is “this way or that way, why should we try to impose our views and our views on others.”

“India is a very democratic country so we have the right to protest, the right to differ. We have the right to dissent. But whatever has been done constitutionally should be respected by all.”

“In cities, we don’t realize it, but as we go deeper, some elements are emerging … it’s very disturbing … the tooth of whatever is legal, legal, constitutional And the nail is being opposed,” Rijiju explained.

“What I am saying is that when it is already a law, how will you say that a law has been made but it is not implemented. Isn’t this some kind of crisis for the country.”