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Radical Observations, Timid Orders

Radical Observations, Timid Orders The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) is distressed at the hiatus between the sharp observations of the Supreme Court judges and their timid, operative orders and judgments. If there was any doubt over this it has been laid to rest by the recent orders of the apex court which is hearing the case of Soni Sori and the clarification offered by a bench of the Supreme Court in the much touted judgment on the issue of special police officers (SPOs).

After her arrest in Delhi, Sori had pleaded before three judges of the Saket district court when her transit remand was being heard, that were she to be handed over to the Chhattisgarh police she would definitely be tortured. She had pointed out that one member of the police team which had taken her in its remand and escorted her to Chhattisgarh had tortured her on a previous occasion. Her pleas fell on deaf ears.

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