In my speech at Berkeley, California on 19.3.2015 ( see ' Justice Katju Berkeley ) I had said that the next 15-20 years in India are going to be very turbulent, and will only end when a just social order emerges.
Today the truth is that the system of government created by the Indian Constitution on 26th January, 1950 has collapsed. All the state institutions set up by the Constitution have become hollow. Our politicians, a large proportion of whom have criminal backgrounds, are a bunch of rogues and rascals who have no genuine love for the country, and have looted it. Most of them should have been hanged from the nearest lamp post long ago, as indeed I observed orally in the Supreme Court once.
The Indian judiciary, which often takes decades to finally dispose off a case has largely become a caricature and a mockery. What kind of a judiciary is it which takes so long to decide a case ? Also, a large section of it has become corrupt. No wonder people have started resorting to illegal methods by hiring goondas to evict tenants, realize debts, etc.
The bureaucracy in India has largely become corrupt, with the result that even schemes which appeared good on paper ( like the MNREGA ) have become sources of corruption in reality.
The Aam Admi Party came forward presenting an alternative to the prevalent politics with its slogans of transparency, accountability, and inner party democracy. All those slogans have turned out to be hollow. The truth is that the moment a group of people form a political party and enter into electoral politics in India they become corrupt, because a huge amount of money is required to run an organization, fund the elections, etc and lumpen elements ( goondas ) are required to maintain control over dissidents and other opponents ( like Hitler's S.S.).
The truth is that the Constitution of India, and the system and state organs it created have exhausted themselves. What is the alternative for the Indian people now ? I do not know. The people of India have to use their own creativity and find out the solution. Whatever that solution may be, this can be said for certain : there will be a prolonged period of turmoil and turbulence in India, and this will not end till a just social order is created in which the Indian masses have decent lives.