Supreme Court plans to revisit its 1995 Hindutva verdict

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    Supreme Court plans to revisit its 1995 Hindutva verdict | NDTV.com

    Election 2014 | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Updated: February 01, 2014 23:22 IST

    The Supreme Court plans to revisit its 1995 judgement in which the court ruled that seeking vote in the name of Hinduism is not a corrupt practice. The court decided to constitute a larger bench to have a relook at its judgement in the wake of high voltage election campaign for the national elections due by May this year.

    "It is a matter relating to elections. 2014 elections are important. Whether one can seek vote in the name of religion has to be considered in interpreting Section 123 (3) of the Representation of the People Act," the court order issued today said.

    The Bombay High Court had set aside the election of Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi. The matter was then moved to Supreme Court, which in 1995 overturned the High Court order saying Hindutva is a way of life.

    Since then, the issue was raised in the top court many times, including in 2002 when the court referred the matter to a seven-judge bench for clarity.

    On Thursday, the issue was raised before a five-judge Constitution bench in a petition which then directed the Supreme Court registry to place the matter before the Chief Justice of India to constitute a seven-judge bench soon to look into it.
     
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    Rightists are clearing their hurdles one by one in the run up to 2014 General Elections.
     
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    About time. I welcome this decision.
     
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    What do you mean? Plz explain...
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Until now secularism dominated Hindus and Hindu religion is not seen as a vote bank, Now various attempts are being made to make Hindus as a vote bank.
     
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    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    What is wrong when congress and other allies who are doing this for decades with Muslims. After all this land was occupied by radical Islamic invaders and the people of the land and their culture and faith was destroyed.
     
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    Nothing wrong, but when rightist ideologies are on the rise some time people get carried away with this and become less tolerant this kind of situation should not occur in the near future.

    People should be taught of tolerance along with rightist ideologies .i.e both the ideology and tolerance must go in parallel to prevent any clashes or riots.

    Indians were taught of secularism and tolerance reason why this country even though it consists of multi religions and multi ethinicities stayed united.
     
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    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    ^^^ Forget Congress, what about Muslim league or the MIM of Hyderabad? Or the Kerala Christian Congress?

    Despite losing ground, suckulars are failing to notice that double standards is actually a much faster way of turning people to right wing(not that I complain:yey:)
     
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    Mad Indian Proud Bigot Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Correction. replace the word Indians with Hindus and you have the bingo statement. Secularism among minorities is a big joke
     
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    The tolerance of Hindus and Sikhs is the only reason why still a country by the name of Pakistan is existing on the face of the earth. It is up to them to realize that only through unity a better and prosperous life can be enjoyed. They should not take this tolerance for granted and do whatever they want.
     
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    Minorities are minorities it is the majority's behavior that dictate the country's destiny. Whether minorities show tolerance or not it do not make much difference since they are very low in number.

    It is the responsibility of the majority to show tolerance and make them feel they are at home.
     
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    That is exactly the problem. Right there. The one way street thingy is going to make the majority more and more right wing and will eventually be bad for the minorities.

    And no, Hindus should not be bleed hearters so as to kill themselves to foster other's growth.
     
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    Agreed....
     
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    first tell me who made petition it to superme court

    Why doesnt NDTV give whole fact.

    I am sure whoever made petition does n`t have good intention.Just to flame war durning election.turn debate from development to religion.

    Why there is never petition for women seats reservation in both house of parliament
     
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    yea that why miniorities are getting diminished in our western neighbourhood and their western neighbourhood countries.

    Really majorties in their home countries had made them feel that they are at home
     
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    Ban the use of secularism,communalism, casteism as a way to get votes. Any divisive way to get votes should be banned. India, Indians, development, larger well being of Indians, foreign policy, securing national interests should be the only planks to ask for votes.
     
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    This is going to backfire. Supreme court should not have entertained this petition.

    Seeking vote on the grounds of hindutva should be illegal only when the system stops seeing the citizens in community groups - majority and minority. If you can shout in election that you have done this -done that for minorities, then shouting the hindutva should be very acceptable too.

    I wonder how long hindus will axe their own foot?
     
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    It is the responsibility of all to show tolerance.

    Religion has no place in the temporal.
     
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    Every one should show tolerance but It is the behavior of the majority that makes significant difference.
     
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    That's not true always. Not even most of the times. The majority radicalization you're talking about is not gross. It's a retaliation towards other community's intolerance which is also not as such a minority. Majority here never harassed other minorities if you look at the history properly.
     

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