Thursday, August 07, 2003
>This is not a good development. The SC should not have denied a fundamental right of a class of people (here, the government employees), without giving a compelling reason for doing so.

Read carefully. The compelling reason has been spelt out pretty clearly by the Court. "India's Supreme Court has ruled that government employees have no right to strike because of the disruption it causes to other citizens and the economy." Government services are a fundamental entitlement of all citizens. This can also be framed as a national security issue. We cannot allow jawans to go on strike for similar reasons.

Meanwhile, an article: India tries to root out bureaucratic corruption

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