Hours after the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopted a resolution condemning him for calling Mahatma Gandhi a British agent and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a Japanese, the former Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju remained defiant and dared the upper house to punish him.
“A humble advice to the Rajya Sabha. O wonderful news ! The Rajya Sabha ( the upper House of the Indian Parliament ) has passed a resolution condemning me !
“But of course that is not enough. I must also be punished for what I said about that fake who is called the Father of the Indian Nation, and that agent of the Japanese fascists,” Katju wrote on his Facebook page, in an act of defiance.
A mere censure is no punishment. So some of them wanted to strip me of the perks and facilities I have as a retired Supreme Court Judge. But then again that will require amendment of the rules, because after all I am indeed a retired Supreme Court Judge.
“May I make a humble suggestion to the Hon’ble Members of the House ( because evidently they have run out of ideas ). Just pass a resolution that immediately on my return to India I will be arrested and hanged, drawn and quartered.without any trial. Na rahe baans na baje baansuri ,” Katju wrote, sharing a timesofindia.com’s story on his Facebook page.
Earlier, the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha saw members from opposition and treasury benches coming together to condemn Justice Katju’s remarks in his blog with the entire House later unanimously adopting a resolution by a voice vote.