In Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, when MCD bulldozers started running on people’s houses and shops, the Supreme Court ordered to stop this action. But that did not stop the action immediately. The officers involved in the bulldozing action kept saying that they had not received the order of the court. However, the issue now is how will the Supreme Court do justice? To be logical, it should be ordered that the buildings which were demolished after the time the order was issued, should be ordered to be rebuilt first. Then it should be seen whether those houses were built on the land of encroachment or not. Because it is not a question of encroachment. Rather it is related to the pattern of fixing crimes according to the ideology of the present government. Bulldozers in this form have not only walked in Jahangirpuri. Such a sight has been seen in different parts of the country. His gist is that there is a difference between the crimes of those who are not associated with the ideology of Hindutva as defined by this government and those of those who are its supporters. Then the forum for deciding this crime is not the judiciary. It is decided by the government and its officials. In this form the principle of rule of law has been abandoned.
The principle of the rule of law states that the law is above all and all are equal in the eyes of the law. It cannot be differentiated on any basis like religion, caste, gender, race etc. But can what happened from Khargone to Jahangirpuri be said to be true to this theory? Regarding the violence that took place there on April 17, the police said that the permission of the administration was not taken to remove the Hanuman Jayanti Yatra after which the violence broke out. Several media reports claimed that the people involved in the yatra were also carrying guns like weapons, which were being openly demonstrated. There are also several videos on social media showing these scenes. But strict action has been taken only on the people of the Muslim community who committed this retaliatory violence. Where will this pattern take the country? Is it in the long-term interest of the majority Hindu community to break the rule of law, the time has come to ponder over the question?