Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2. The CAA narrative is a watershed moment for the judiciary not to falter and for judges to undo the wrongs of the past. Explain in detail what is expected out of judiciary at this moment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question aims to discuss the role of Judiciary in interpreting the pros and cons of the CAA.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the effect of the recently passed CAA and in what way Judiciary’s role becomes important in interpreting the right and the wrong.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
The recent enactments of the amendments to the Citizenship Act have left many very disturbed. The legislation itself is undoubtedly problematic and is compounded by the linkages with the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Explain in detail the fact that the protests that have followed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, were not surprising, but the manner in which the protesters were treated certainly is.
The reaction of the law and order machinery to what were essentially student-led peaceful protests has led to incidents of violence and loss of property across the country, which is terribly unfortunate.
Discuss What the Judiciary should possibly do to evaluate and infer upon the situation.
Conclude that this is a watershed moment for this generation of judges to undo the wrongs done by their predecessors 40 years ago to the people of India.