ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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GUJARAT- Violence with a Difference

more than achieving lessening of inequalities by differential taxation, giving debt relief or distribution of property owned by one to many who have none by imposing ceiling on holdings, both agricultural and urban or by direct regulation of contractual transactions by forbidding certain transactions and, perhaps, by requiring others. It also means that those who have been deprived of their properties by unconscionable bargains should be restored their property. All such laws may take the firm of forced redistribution of wealth as a means of achieving a fair division of material resources among the members of society or there may be legislative control on unfair agreements" (para 16, emphasis added). It is very gratifying to note the just, pragmatic and progressive views adopted by the learned judges in sharp contrast with the views of some social scientists mentioned earlier. The judgment will be a landmark in the history of socially progressive legislation in the country.

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