Meghalaya HC CJ Sanjib Banerjee slams India’s ‘VIP culture’

Meghalaya, Dec 11: The newly appointed Chief Justice of Meghalaya high court, Justice Sanjib Banerjee, came down heavily on the “VIP culture” prevalent in the country, which he said was against the interest of the masses.

Speaking at a function on International Human Rights Day at the State Convention Centre, Justice Banerjee stated that “VIP culture separates those in power from the common man, in terms of the way they conduct themselves and the extent of privileges they enjoy”.

It is futile to demolish mass structure only to feed the VIP culture of the uber cast of those in authority. While India boasts of many modern amenities, hunger, poverty, lack of shelter and healthcare have not been addressed adequately,” he said.

Justice Banerjee stressed the need to protect diversity within the homogeneous identity of India. Lamenting about the caste system and suppression of women which are realities to this day, he said, “These are an inheritance of a post-colonial feudal culture which we cannot be proud of.”