AP HC chides govt, political parties on Bandhs
Wednesday April 11 2007 12:12 IST
The court was hearing a writ petition filed by
The court, while hearing the arguments of the petitioner, remarked that if the beaurocracy was not taking action against those who caused inconvenience to the public at large there was no one to save the people.
The court further commented that in one State the government itself called for bandh against the judgment in a particular case and in another State the ruling government accepted the bandh call given by the Opposition parties, thereby causing hardship to the people.
The court also wondered whether the government had any alternative mechanism in case doctors went on strike.
The court felt that the political apparatus never responded to the situation in time.
If political parties themselves went on blocking the roads what remedial measures were there for the people, the court wanted to know and asked the government as to why it did not respond when roads were being blocked.
The freedom of the citizen was being curtailed, it said.
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS