Tuesday 6 September 2022


Tradition associated with Onam Festival is in fact the remembrance of a bygone era ruled by the legendary King Mahabali (also known as Maveli in Malayalam language). It is believed that he ruled the part of earth now known as southern part of India, particularly Kerala, nicknamed as God’s own country. He was a kind, righteous, secular and moral king. In his kingdom, all were treated equally not like the present legal (de jure) equality but factual (de facto) equality. His country was prosperous and wealth was equally distributed and not accumulated by handful persons. Therefore, there was no corruption, theft, etc. in those days. Jealous of his popularity, his enemies dethroned him by deceit taking advantage of his generosity and charity nature. Thus the era of corruption and all kinds of vices started then onward.

When he was dethroned by his enemies and sent him to underground (Pathal), he begged with them for visiting his People at least once in a year. He was so attached to his people. His request was allowed. Onam is in memory of that annual visit. Hence it is treated as a secular Kerala State festival and celebrated by all people of Kerala irrespective caste, creed or religion. To my knowledge, it is also celebrated in other parts of India by different communities on different names.

India Government also declared one day as Vigilance day annually  as a way of making aware of the people the evils of corruption. On that day anti-corruption Oath is taken by Government servants. But in most of the cases it is a mockery – a corrupt higher officer administering the oath to his corrupt subordinates pledging that they would not indulge in any corrupt practices. So this Vigilance Day is only a farce ceremony without yielding any result.

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Tuesday 17 November 2020



YES is the answer, if it is for the purpose of enforcement of the Fundamental Rights under part III of the Constitution of India. In such a case, the Court cannot even decline to entertain the Petition. It has to act upon it. This is because the Article 32 of the Constitution of India by which this Right to file the Petition directly in the Supreme Court itself is a Fundamental Right under part III of the Constitution. This Right cannot even suspended by ordinary laws. In other words, it is mandatory for the Supreme Court to act upon it.

It is also true that the High Courts below the Supreme Court are also equipped with similar power under Article 226 of the Constitution. That power is also wider than the power of the Supreme Court in the sense that it can be used not only for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights, but for other purpose too. Still the fact remains that the Supreme Court cannot abdicate its duty under Article 32 on the ground that the person first not approached the lower court. Otherwise the very purpose of Article 32 would be powerless and purposeless.

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Further, the Writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 is discretionary in nature, whereas the right to remedy under Article 32 is compulsory in nature. Therefore, if the Supreme Court declines to entertain the Petition for enforcement of the Fundamental Rights under Art.32 only on the ground that the person concerned did not approach the lower court, that itself become a violation of the Fundamental Right of the person concerned. That is the reason why the founding Fathers of the Constitution made the remedy to approach the Supreme Court of India under Article 32 itself is made a Fundamental Right.

In spite of all these safeguards, whether the Fundamental Rights are available to the poor illiterate majority population of India?

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Wednesday 19 August 2020



It was a situation when a sitting Judge of a High Court in 1986 resigned and immediately filed nomination paper for an election. Then I had written in the Times of India (published on Friday July 4, 1986, page 8 – see the paper cut attached) under the caption ‘Judge in Politics' narrating the bad effect on Judiciary as a whole and a remedy to it as follows:-


            It has become routine for some of the judges, right from the Supreme Court downwards to enter politics, after resigning from the post. I can understand if they are resigning and filing nomination papers as independent candidates. But the things are not so. They are becoming direct nominees of the ruling party, at a time when some of the leading personalities are denied ticket.

            This clearly means that a supreme high court judge, negotiated with a political party in power. One cannot imagine that without such negotiation, one fine morning he has declared as an official candidate.

            What would be the fate of a case in which he is called upon to decide, where the political organisation (with which he is negotiating) is a party?

            I suggest that those who have some respect for the judiciary of its impartiality and independence, should come out openly against this evil and get the Constitution amended so as to prohibit judges entering politics directly and immediately, after ceasing to be on bench of the Supreme Court or high court, for a specified period and make it punishable as a contempt of the court.   

                                                                                    M. P. JOSEPH



THIS ISSUE IS EVERGREEN. But people should be aware of these kinds of lacunae in the Constitution of India and some people are taking advantage of it. Therefore, it is the need of the hour to get it remedied. 

I had already dealt with the general practices of fraudulent practices prevailing in the various establishments of the Government of India in my biographical book part-1., 'A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION'. 

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Saturday 15 August 2020



 It was in February 1989. I had written a letter to the Editor, Times of India (see the paper cut attachment) criticizing the Supreme Court order dated 14-02-1989 related to the much famous Bhopal Gas Tragedy in which thousands were dead and critically affected. It is coming to my memory in the context of the present decision of the Supreme Court of India holding Shri Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for derogatory tweets against judiciary.


It was published by the Times of India in its News Paper dated 22-02-1989 in the editorial page. Some others were also written on the subject. On the very next day of its publication, I noticed another news column quoting one of the Judges of that Bench of the Supreme Court which pronounced the order to the effect that Contempt of Court proceedings were being initiated against the WRITERS. But nothing had happened. On the contrary, that Judgement was modified in a later Review Petition. The the letter is given below:


While agreeing with your editorial “A Judicial Let-Down”(February 16/17) and with full respect to the Supreme Court, I would like to make a few observations on the Bhopal case.

Firstly, the Supreme Court should have limited its verdict to the question of interim relief and a well considered, well reasoned judgement on the whole issue could have been pronounced later on. Government of India is not the real claimant. It is merely representing the thousands of affected people. In this context, a few government servants and UCC officials will create doubts in the minds of the people. In the past, several negotiations entered into foreign companies have come under fire. In these circumstances, the supreme court should have exercised some restraint and care so as to avoid embarrassment.

Secondly, the Supreme Court has no power to transfer the cases pending before the different courts retrospectively without even hearing the parties concerned. This is not only unconstitutional but also against the principles of natural justice which the Supreme Court has nursed and developed for the last several years.

Hence, it is my humble request to the highest court to review the decision in its own interest.

Bombay,                                              M.P. JOSEPH”

(N.B.: The judgement was later reviewed and revised in a later Review Petition.)

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Saturday 23 May 2020


First of all I would like to inform my readers that I am writing this with a simple common sense of a humble common man and not as an economist or a financial wizard. With this introduction I am coming to the point.

My first question is whether anybody could see anything substantially meant for the common man except a few peanuts here and there in the Prime Minister’s recently announced and Finance Minister’s elaborated MEGA RELIEF PACKAGE related to the COVID-19 EPIDEMIC? I can say with confidence that the major portion of the ‘Rs. 20 lakh crores plus’ relief package is not related to the incidents associated to the recent COVID-19 epidemic. Let us examine why it is so.

First of all, let us take the breakup, of the  Rs 20 lakh crore plus package nick named as Atmanirbhar Bharat.
a.       The major part of the relief (Rs.3.5 lakh crores) is going to the MSME segment only on a flimsy ground of infusing liquidity since the segment employ a large number of workers. What we have to keep in mind that, the present epidemic issue is not like a natural calamity like flooding, cyclone, earthquake, etc.  In a natural calamity, whole community around the area is affected. However, this epidemic issue is not like that. The main affected persons are the employees who lost the salary or the employment itself since they could not attend their work place. What is the loss of the employer? The entire setup like the building, plant and machinery, raw materials, finished products etc. are there intact. If at all any minor loss due to wear and tear which can be written off from the account.

b.      PM and FM should also explain the relation between the Covid-19 epidemic and the relief (30000 crore) now announced to the NBFC, HFCs etc. According to my memory, the NBFCs, etc. started bleeding since October 2018, when a major corporate house along with its associate companies started defaulting payments.

c.       Again, the PM and the FM should also explain to the public as to how the present relief of Rs.90,000 crore to power distribution companies is related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

2.       Similar is the case of Rs.48,100 crores to the sectors of coal, mineral, etc. for their reforms.

3.       The only relief to the actually affected employees, workers including migrant workers, farmers, fishermen, etc. is the Rs.3,10,000 crores plus Rs.1,50,000 crores out of the 20 lakh plus crores.

In short, the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Finance Minister, very cleverly made a Supplementary Budget without the approval of the Parliament under the guise of an emergency relief package to the COVID-19 affected persons, even though the major part of the relief package do not have any remote connection to it. *www.manjaly.net
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Wednesday 22 April 2020

കോവിഡ് – 19:- ലോക്ക്ഡൌണും, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകളും, പിടികിട്ടാത്ത ചോദ്യവും

ദൈവത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം രാജ്യമാണെന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന കേരളത്തിൽ നിന്ന് സമീപകാലത്ത് ചില വാർത്താ തലക്കെട്ടുകൾ കാണുകയുണ്ടായി. അതായതു, സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ നിരവധി  മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ കഥകളെക്കുറിച്ചായിരുന്നു അത്. കൊറോണ വൈറസ് / കോവിഡ് -19 പകർച്ചവ്യാധിയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട് സർക്കാർ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ ഇവരെയെല്ലാം വളരെ മോശമായി ബാധിച്ചതാണ്  കാരണം  . ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ കാരണം, എല്ലാ വൈൻ ഷോപ്പുകളും അടച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അതുകൊണ്ടു മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരെല്ലാം മദ്യം ഇല്ലാതെ മോശം അവസ്ഥയിലേക്ക് പൊയ്ക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുകയാണ് എന്നാണ് ചില പൊതുമാധ്യമങ്ങളിൽ റിപ്പോർട്ട് വന്നത്.   പ്രശ്നവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട് ചിലർ മരിച്ചുപോയ സ്ഥിതിവിശേഷം വരെ ഉണ്ടായി. ചില ആത്മഹത്യാശ്രമങ്ങളും, പിൻവലിക്കൽ ലക്ഷണങ്ങളായി മറ്റ് പല സങ്കീർണതകളും ഉണ്ടായതായി അറിയുന്നു. സർക്കാരിന്, ഡോക്ടറുടെ കുറിപ്പടിയിൽ മദ്യം നൽകാൻ നിർദ്ദേശം നൽകേണ്ടിവന്ന ഒരു വിഷയം കൂടിയായി ഇത് മാറി. പിന്നീട് ഒരു ഹരജിയിൽ കേരള ഹൈക്കോടതി, സർക്കാർ ഉത്തരവ് സ്റ്റേ ചെയ്തു.

കാര്യങ്ങൾ നമ്മിൽ പലർക്കും ഇതിനകം അറിയാം. പക്ഷെ എന്റെ ആശങ്ക കഥയെക്കുറിച്ചല്ല. അദൃശ്യമായ വളരെ പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒരു പ്രശ്നത്തെക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. അതായതു, മയക്കുമരുന്ന്, മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകൾ, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകൾ എന്നിവയെക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. മുകളിലുള്ള ഖണ്ഡികയിൽ, മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ ദുരവസ്ഥ  ഇതിനകം കണ്ടുകഴിഞ്ഞു. ഇതുമായി താരതമ്യപ്പെടുത്തുമ്പോൾ, പിൻവലിക്കൽ കാലയളവിൽ മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുകൾ മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെക്കാൾ വളരെ അക്രമാസക്തവും ദയനീയവുമാണ് എന്ന് ആർക്കും മനസ്സിലാക്കാവുന്നതേയുള്ളൂ. അതിനാൽ, നിലവിലുള്ള ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ മിക്കവാറും എല്ലാ വിതരണ ശൃംഖലകളും തകർന്നിരിക്കുമ്പോൾ, മയക്കുമരുന്നുകളുടെ വിതരണവും ഉണ്ടാകാൻ യാതൊരു സാധ്യതയും ഇല്ല എന്നാണ് നമ്മുടെ വിശ്വാസം. പക്ഷെ നമ്മുടെ വിശ്വാസം യാഥാർത്ഥ്യമാണെന്ന് ഞാൻ കരുതുന്നില്ല. വിതരണ ശ്രുങ്കല ശരിക്കും തകർന്നിട്ടുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെക്കാൾ കൂടുതൽ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരിലുണ്ടാകും. ലോകമെമ്പാടും മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളുണ്ടെന്നത് ഒരു നഗ്ന സത്യമാണ്. എന്നാൽ ലോക്ഡൌൺ  കാലത്തു നിരോധിത മയക്കുമരുന്നുകൾ ലഭ്യമല്ല എന്ന ഒറ്റ കാരണം കൊണ്ട് മാത്രം  മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെപ്പോലെ മയക്കുമരുന്ന് പിൻവലിക്കൽ കൊണ്ട് കാര്യമായ പ്രശ്നങ്ങളൊന്നും ഉണ്ടായതായി  മാധ്യമങ്ങളിൽ കൂടിയോ, അല്ലാതെയോ എന്റെ ശ്രദ്ധയിൽ പെട്ടിട്ടില്ല.

അവസ്ഥയിൽ, എന്റെ മനസ്സിൽ രണ്ട് സാധ്യതകളാണ് തെളിഞ്ഞു വരുന്നത്. ഒന്നാമതായി, ലോകത്ത് ഒരിടത്തും മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളില്ല. അതിനാൽ, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് പിൻവലിക്കൽ പ്രശ്നങ്ങളൊന്നുമില്ല എന്ന കാര്യം . എന്നാൽ സാധ്യത എനിക്ക് ശരിയായി  തോന്നുന്നില്ല. രണ്ടാമത്തെ സാധ്യത, മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ അതത് സർക്കാരുകളുടെ അറിവോടുകൂടിയോ അല്ലാതെയോ മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകൾ ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുകയും കൂടാതെ പൊതുമാധ്യമങ്ങളെ നിശബ്ദമാക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു എന്നതാണ്. രണ്ടാമത്തെ സാധ്യത ശരിയാണെങ്കിൽ, കൊറോണ വൈറസ് / കോവിഡ് നിർമാർജനം ചെയ്യാനുള്ള ദൗത്യത്തെ ഇത് പരാജയപ്പെടുത്തും. കൊറോണ വൈറസിനെതിരായ യുദ്ധത്തിലും  ജനങ്ങളുടെ ക്ഷേമത്തിലും  ഓരോ സർക്കാരുകൾക്കും ശരിക്കും താൽപ്പര്യമുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, കോവിഡ് - 19 നെതിരെ പോരാടുമ്പോൾ വശം കൂടി ഓർമ്മിക്കേണ്ടതാണ്.
M.P. JOSEPH, www.manjaly.net 

Tuesday 21 April 2020


There were some news headlines in the recent past from Kerala, the God’s Own Country. It was about the story of many alcohol addicts in the State. They are all badly affected persons due to the present lockdown declared by the Government in connection with the Corona Virus/COVID-19 epidemic. Because of the lockdown, all wine shops are closed and those who are addicted to alcohol are all in a bad shape without alcohol. The problem went to the extent that some people were died related to this issue, as reported in some public media. There were also some suicide attempts and many other complications as withdrawal symptoms. The issue touched to such a level that the Government had to give direction to provide alcohol on doctor's prescription. Later, the Kerala High Court stayed the order on a petition.

These things are already known to many of us. But my concern is not about this story. It is about a much more important issue which is invisible. It is all about the case of drugs, drug addicts and drug mafia. In the above paragraph, we have already seen the plight of the alcohol addicts.  Compared to this, the difficulties of the drug addicts during the withdrawal period are much more violent and visible than an alcohol addict. Hence, in the present long lockdown period when almost all chains of supply are broken, there cannot be any supply of drugs also. This is what we are believing. But I do not think our belief is a reality. If it is really broken, then there would be much more hue and cry from the drug addicts than the alcohol addicts. It is also a naked truth that there are drug addicts all over the world. But so far I have not come across any such a drug withdrawal problems highlighted by any public media, whether print or online, as happened only on the ground that these banned drugs are not available during the lockdown.

In this situation, there are two probabilities coming into my mind. First of all, there is no drug addicts anywhere in the world. Therefore, there is no drug withdrawal problems. But this probability I cannot digest properly. The second probability is that the problems of the drug addicts are taken care of by the drug mafia with or without the knowledge of the respective Governments and/or silenced the public media. If this second possibility is true, it would defeat the mission to eradicate the Corona Virus / COVID - 19. Apart from that, Governments of all the countries are going to miss a golden chance to curb the menace of drug and drug mafia along with the war against the Corona Virus / COVID – 19. If they are really interested in the welfare of the people, this aspect also to be kept in mind when fighting against the COVID – 19.
M.P. JOSEPH. www.manjaly.net