MP Chidambaram says, Law Minister has no right to draw Lakshman Rekha.

P Chodambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram Thursday respond to Law Minister Kiren Rijiju over his remarks after the  Controversial judgment of the Supreme Court on sedition law, saying he has no authority to draw any “arbitrary Lakshman Rekha”.

Yesterday, when Supreme Court put on hold the application of sedition law, Rijiju invoked “Lakshman Rekha” guiding different institutions, including the Executive and the Judiciary, and said no one should cross their “boundary”.

Giving reaction to him, Chidambaram said the Law Minister of India has no authority to draw any “arbitrary Lakshman Rekha” and should read Article 13 of the Constitution.

On his Twitter, he wrote – “The Legislature cannot make a law, nor can a law be allowed to remain on the statute book, that violates the Fundamental Rights. The sedition law, in the view of many legal scholars, violates Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution,”

“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men cannot save that law,” Chidambaram said in a swipe at the Centre.

Congress Party members were in the Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold the sedition law, saying a clear-cut message has gone to subjugators of dissent that “you can no longer suppress the voice of truth” and those critical of the government must be heard.

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