The Supreme Court asserted that every Indian has the right to settle anywhere in the country.
A Bench of Justices H K Sema and Markandey Katju remarked.
"India is not an association or confederation of states, it is a union of states and there is only one nationality that is Indian. Hence every Indian has right to go anywhere in India, to settle anywhere, and work and do business of his choice in any part of India peacefully," The apex court deplored the growing tendency of some sections in indulging in violence on issues that they differed on.
The Bench said
"We are one nation and must respect each other and should have tolerance," .
Quoting Tamil poet Subramaniam Bharti, the apex court said
"this Bharat Mata has crores of faces! But her body is one. She speaks 18 languages! But her thought is one."
Are political parties listening? Can we start this from Jammu and Kashmir?