Parliamentary Procedures: A Departure from Ram Rajya Ideals, Says Justice Arun Mishra

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03-May-2024
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Retired Supreme Court judge and former National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice Arun Mishra, lamented the contemporary state of parliamentary proceedings, drawing a stark comparison with the utopian notion of "Ram Rajya," a period epitomizing just governance and societal harmony under Lord Ram's rule.

In a candid critique, Justice Mishra underscored the absence of deliberation and debate in the current legislative landscape, deeming it incongruous with the ethos of Ram Rajya. "Nowadays we see that Parliament is not functioning; Bills are being passed without discussion, these did not happen during Ram Rajya," he remarked, highlighting a perceived departure from democratic principles.

Addressing a gathering at the official launch of the book "Yearning for Ram Mandir and Fulfilment," authored by retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Kamleshwar Nath, Justice Mishra reiterated the inclusive nature of Ram Rajya, emphasizing its impartial treatment of religions and socio-economic strata. "Ram Rajya means social development and equity for all. It does not differentiate between rich and poor," he elucidated, echoing the egalitarian ideals enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

Reflecting on the auspicious inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Justice Mishra heralded the event as a symbolic resurgence of Lord Ram's values, asserting, "His janmasthan is now rightfully again part of our collective civilization." 

Justice Mishra espoused the humanitarian essence of Ram's teachings, advocating for a casteless society and invoking Ram's legacy as a beacon of peace and cultural preservation. "Lord Ram believed in a caste-less society," he affirmed, accentuating the timeless relevance of Ram's message amidst contemporary societal discord and environmental crises.

In his parting remarks, Justice Mishra articulated a vision of global harmony rooted in the principles of Ram Rajya, envisaging a future where love, equity, and environmental stewardship prevail. "One day it will definitely happen that everyone lives in love and harmony and all the constitutional goals are achieved," he envisioned, encapsulating the enduring aspiration for a world guided by the noble ideals of Ram Rajya.

Author: Anushka Taraniya

News Writer, MIT ADT University