Though most welcomed the historic move, a few raised questions about the vagueness of the complaint and said the judges should have been more specific.
MK Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of The Caravan, discuss the implications today’s historic press conference by four SC justices could have on the case.
The last thing a democracy can afford is a judiciary which won’t even dare to stand up for its own rights.
The apex court has refused to revive a defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai and Raghav Bahl.
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The organisation insists the intent was not to defame but to protect the independence and integrity of the apex court and the judiciary in general.
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The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar.
The Chief Justice of India’s actions reflect a complete neglect of the rule of law and have put the acceptability and respect the highest court of justice commands in jeopardy.
The larger bench on Friday took strong exception to the order passed by the two-judge bench and said no bench can take up a matter unless allocated by the CJI who “is the master of the court”.
One bench of the Supreme Court rarely recalls the decision of another bench within the span of one month, when the judges of the earlier bench are yet to retire.
The chief justice said the court and government cannot be oblivious to the plight of Rohingya women and children, added that petitioners can approach the court in case of ‘contingency’.