ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Dance of Politics

For years political parties have failed to take note of the growing intensity of feeling against disruption of civic life. Often the disruptions are massive and the agencies of governance choose to look the other way. The circumstances in which a judge of the Calcutta High Court recently felt compelled to attempt to regulate disruptive public protests in the interest of citizens' right to go about their lives are by now well known. If political parties had been behaving responsibly the confrontational ambience would never have arisen. It is the behaviour of political parties and the failure of deliberative politics that have opened the floodgates of judicial intervention.

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