Tuesday, May 07, 2002
The National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) has finally submitted its report. Ashwin Mahesh analyses the report on his Rediff column:
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The energy of the review panel in furthering the legal safeguards of our democracy merit praise, and of that there is little doubt. Not all is well, though; the recommendations cannot be seen as unqualified wisdom, for some proposals merit criticism too. While noting such concerns, we must nonetheless ask that the political leadership in the country, which has been presented a set of recommendations, act upon it. If implemented, many of the suggested amendments will provide renewed impetus to our nation of laws. The challenge before our leaders is to muster the courage to act upon each of these recommendations, regardless of whether it is ultimately accepted or rejected.