Lots of people are raising their fingers in response to the Supreme Court's
decision to destroy the Twin Towers. Speculation exists as to whether the Twin
Towers' destruction would improve the state and condition of the nation when it
comes to the connection between crony capitalism and corruption. The destruction
of the multi-story twin towers, an epitome of corruption, has also led some to
ask whether corruption is on the decline in country? Is there going to be a
loosening of the ties between capitalism and politics in the near future?
However, this assessment does not seem appropriate. This inquiry relates to one
aspect of the demolition incident of Noida's 40-storied twin towers. Evaluation
of this phenomenon might differ depending on how you look at it. The real
question is what won't happen after the Twin Towers come down if we take a
closer look at this incident? By taking this action, what will be changed?
Politics, crony capitalism, and government are still closely linked, so it
remains to be seen if this move weakens that link?
Let's look at the fundamentals of this phenomenon so that we can understand it
better. On August 28, 2221, 40 multi-story buildings in Noida by the name of
Twin Towers were demolished. When this incident occurred, it was covered by
almost all news outlets. Before this incident, it had been widely reported that
the builder had disregarded some regulations. But it wasn't entirely clear what
kinds of laws were broken. What were the reasons the Honorable Supreme Court
ruled that this multi-story building needed to be demolished?
Numerous thoughts ran through the minds of regular people as they watched the
news channels show this multi-story building's demolition. A huge building fell
like sand in just a few short seconds of video, which lasted between 10 and 12
seconds. Then, smoke clouds started to appear everywhere.
It was reported that the demolition had caused significant air pollution, the
effects of which would last for months in the neighbourhood. Additionally,
clearing up the debris spread out by this building's collapse will take about a
month. So why did the Honourable Supreme Court decide to have this multi-storey
building demolished despite all of these issues?
Still, our nation is home to a huge number of homeless people. Hadn't giving
these homeless people houses been a better option than ordering their
destruction? As a result of the size of the Twin Towers, numerous offices as
well as new hospitals and schools could have been constructed. Lots of poor
students and poor people could have benefited. Why did the Supreme Court decide
to forgo all of the aforementioned options in favour of ordering the demolition
of this structure?
After hearing the news in great detail, we learned that the area in which this
multi-story building was constructed was actually a green belt area. The
developers received approval for this project on the condition that nearby
parks, schools, and playgrounds be constructed. However, the developers colluded
with the administrative staff and built this multi-story structure in this
greenbelt area. Without corruption and its connection to crony capitalism, the
rules could not have been flouted on such a large scale. This structure served
as a tangible illustration of the relationship between crony capitalism,
politics, and administration.
After hearing the entire news report, we came to the conclusion that the
Honorable Court's action was commendable. It was also clear why the Honorable
Court ordered the demolition of this multi-story building despite having a
number of other options. Even though there were other options, the Hon'ble
Supreme Court of India chose to take such drastic action in order to serve as a
warning to anyone who engages in corruption.
Builders will no longer be able to openly disregard the law. The corrupt will
not have the raw courage to break the law. Those who dance to the orgy of crony
capitalism's power will be forced to think twice before taking the law for
granted. The fear in the minds of the corrupt will grow as a result of the
court's strict action. Politics, administration, and crony capitalism's ongoing
collusion will be diluted in some way. The common man's faith in the Indian
judicial system will grow. Isn't this enough to justify the move?
Evil cannot be entirely eradicated in a single step. Even if millions of
treatments were produced, the disease could not be eradicated from the planet.
Corruption cannot be abolished fully. So long as evil remains in this universe,
goodness must fight correspondingly. Disease will exist, as will medicine. The
choice is yours. What do you prefer: bad or excellent; a problem or a solution;
a cure for a disease? The question is not whether or not giving a patient
medication will entirely cure them of their ailment. The fundamental question is
whether or not that person will be cured or not.
If there is a disease, the war should be waged on a daily basis. If you are
living, you must eat on a daily basis. After all, eating all of your meals in
one day does not fill your stomach indefinitely. If crony capitalism and
corruption are linked, an effort must be made to loosen the grip. With the
demolition of this edifice, it is apparent that the Hon'ble Supreme Court of
India has sent a message that large-scale corruption cannot be accepted any
The Supreme Court deserves praise for its judgment that has reduced this
enduring structure of corruption to ashes. As a result of this action,
corruption may not be completely eliminated from the country, but to some
extent, the link between crony capitalism and corruption has been broken. The
Hon'ble Supreme Court of India's decision to order the demolition of the Noida
Twin Towers is justified by these facts.
Written By: Ajay Amitabh Suman,
IPR Advocate, Hon'ble High Court of
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