A Senior Advocate like Mr. Bhushan would surely be expected to know
A) That Indian Penal Code does not apply in J&K
B) That the Indian Army's role in J&K is confined to protecting the
borders from external aggression.
C) It is the role of the J&K govt / local /State police to provide
protection to poll workers, and not that of the Indian Army.
D) The Indian Army is being misused in J&K and is nothing but an
occupying Army (as Mr. Bhushan's own son has proclaimed on may
E) In so far as "self defence" is concerned, the right of private
defence does not extend to the aggressors and is inapplicable when the
state protection machinery is available.
Here is what the House of Bhushan (Prashant Bhushan) had tweeted earlier
"This award shows farcical nature of Army's inquiry into this shameful
act. Shows govt doesn't care about Kashmiris"
S.Roy is correct, these seniors advocates are being vastly overpaid
for their blinkered legal opinions (which legal gossips indicate are
as easily purchased as they are).
On 5/31/17, vedavyas shenoy <email@example.com> wrote:
> this should put all debate to rest.
> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Shanti Bhushan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Even under the Indian Penal Code ,the action of Major Gogoi was fully
>> justified in law.IPC clearly lays down that anything done in exercise of
>> right of self efence that is for saving the life or limb of any person
>> cannot be deemed to be an offence.Clealy the innovative act of Major
>> saved many lives and Major Gogoi ought to be congratulate for his bold
>> Sent from my iPad