Here are few facts about our country given by Justice (Rtd.) Mr. M. N. Venkita Chelliah, retired Supreme Court Chief Justice (1993-'94), former National Human Rights Commission Chairman (1996-1998), former National Commission for Reviewing the Working of the Constitution (2000 - 2002), Former Lokayukta and recipient of Padma Vibhushan (2004).
25 percent of national wealth is in the hands of one percent of Indian population. 87 percent of the wealth is in the hands of 15 percent. 25 percent of Indian population holds only one percent of national wealth.
He says, "free market helps create wealth in the coutry. But it gets accumulated in the hands of few who mobilize the system".
He asks: "Why should we obey rules?" To him, "Because it provides equal opportunity to every one for a decent and quality life. When the law fails to do so, civil disobedience becomes a responsibility of the the citizen".
I said: Well said Mr. Justice
He also gives two quotes:
"The way you implement law can make the constitution and its great goal fail" Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
"Everything has turned upside down, hence the human community has to think differently" Albert Einstein.
(From a lecture delivered at National Conference, SUCI Women's wing, Thiruvananthapuram. Courtesy: Samakalika Malayalam Weekly, Feb. 15, 2013 ).