Have been told that governance is for Govt, not for courts: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today expressed its limitation in passing coercive orders for alleged failure by some states to set up panels on the issue of urban homelessness, saying its “whip has broken” as suggestions have been made that the judiciary should refrain from entering the domain of governance.

“We have been told that governance is for the Government and not for the courts. If there is no governance, we cannot do anything,” a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said.

The observations by Justice Lokur assumes significance following Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks yesterday that “the founding fathers always wanted governance must be left to those elected to govern by the people of India.” (AGENCIES)