Nuh violence: Is bulldozer punishment trampling justice in India?

“How can the State club everybody and put them in one basket, regardless of the facts, without ascertaining the truth and go on a demolition spree? In situations like this, collective punishment is anathema to the rule of law and constitutional rights, regardless of religion,” says Justice Madan Lokur, a former Supreme Court judge. He points out that according to reports, “the owner is not given due notice or time to remove the belongings from the home and is also not given even a day’s time to find alternate accommodation”.