books should live for ever
No books, either toeing the lines of those who are in power today or those which are branded as tainted or distorted by many ,, should ever be destroyed..
We should never forget that there is always room for more than one view in any matter, and the dissident strains always air the alternate views.. and decency and democratic ethos make it inevitable that records of unpalatable views or happenings should be kept in tact..
If the present dispensation feels that the past thinking was wrong, they have the choice to express their views and convince the people..
The Indian system of Philosophy always took note of this idea..
While articulately putting down an old idea, the scholar never hesitated to state what the old idea was..
In the High Courts and the Apex Court, cases are decided after hearing both sides, one side staunchly opposing the other one..
However the arguments of both the litigants are taken on record, discussed in detail even in the speaking order, and then the decision is given in favour of one of the litigants.
The dissenting notes of any of the judges who are in the minority are also made part of the judgment..
And if a constitutional bench of the Apex Court finally decides an issue against the verdict of a division bench, it does not follow that the papers relating to the decision of the Division bench are destroyed or blacked out..
May sanity prevail.