The Central government should act upon the suggestion made by the Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mohanrao Bhagwat that the Constitution should be amended to include India’s age-old Indian value systems.
According to a report in The Times of India, the RSS chief suggested the country’s legal system should be based on Indian ethos. “Our Constitution was written based on the understanding of the ‘Bharatiya’ ethos of founding fathers, but many of the laws that we are still using are based on foreign sources and were made as per their thinking. Seven decades have passed since our Independence… this is something we must address,” said Bhagwat on Sunday, while addressing a meeting of the Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad in Hyderabad.
Bhagwat called for a comprehensive national debate on the issue. “A discussion and debate should be held on this. After a comprehensive national debate, we will have to arrive at a consensus and such system should be made available to people. It should be such that it not only benefits our country but also sets an example for other countries.”
The RSS chief said justice system was under the ambit of the legal framework, but what was legal may not be morally right. “For example, during the Emergency, police had the right to shoot anyone and one could not ask a question. Legally, the police were right; but were they morally,” Bhagwat asked.
If our society has to progress, morality should be at par with legality: they should not be at loggerheads.