[Advaita-l] RE: janmana jaayate shUdraH

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 16 13:06:39 CST 2005

>The judiciary merely ensures that the laws are interpreted in
>the right manner. In other words, the judiciary passes its
>ruling based on the laws that have already been framed by the
>majority opinion.

The judiciary also examines whether a law passed by the legislature is ultra 
vires to the constitution and throws the law out if it is.

>For example, the law permitting meat-eating at restaurants is
>based on vote. Even though it may be *unethical* for a Brahmin
>who is versed in the Vedas to eat unconsecrated meat, no judge
>in any modern Indian court can enforce such a rule. The

But that is a personal choce of the one who eats, and it is not the 
judiciary's job to enforce the traditional rules about forbidden foods. Even 
traditionally, violations such as the above would have been dealt with by 
the local community, through social ostracism, not by running to a king or 


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