In ‘The Case That Shook India’, Prashant Bhushan describes the debate that followed the EC granting the cow symbol to the Indira Gandhi-led Congress.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
The time has come for the judges of the Supreme Court to sit together to apply their minds and devise a way for these serious documents to be thoroughly investigated.
There are three crore cases pending in lower courts, several lakh in the high courts and thousands in the Supreme Court, highlighting the need for judicial reforms.
The Supreme Court in a recent verdict struck down the Constitutional Amendment which sought to create a National Judicial Appointments Commission in which the government would have a substantial say for appointment of judges of the Higher Judiciary on the ground that it posed a threat to the independence […]
It is extremely important in the present climate – where there is a serious attack on diversity, dissent and freedom of speech at the hands of the ruling party and the government – that the independence of an important institution like the judiciary remains untouched.