Justice Nariman feted by city’s Parsi Panchayat

Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton Nariman on Sunday visited Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat and interacted with members.

In his 10-minute speech, Justice Nariman expressed happiness on being called ‘Ahmedbad ka Jamai Raja’ (Ahmedabad’s son-in-law) and spoke about the importance of the prayer Ashem Vohu. He also spoke about the rich and non-violent history of Parsis. He urged the community members to pay attention to each and every word of the prayer while praying.

Justice Nariman was honoured by the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat at the event on Sunday evening.

Justice Nariman also served as the solicitor general of India from 2011 to 2014.

On Saturday, he had spoken on the topic ‘Judiciary the least dangerous branch?’ as part of Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture Series in the city. Justice Nariman had said that the Indian judiciary, like any other judiciary of the world, has frequently given in to pressure during times of trouble, and failed to protect fundamental rights of citizens. Justice Nariman narrated the history of the judiciary in the US, UK during wars, and of India during the colonial period, to illustrate how judiciary had buckled under pressure. Equating the troubled times in the west with the emergency in India, he said the majority of judges let people down and failed to stand up against political power.

Published on Times Of India