The independence of the judiciary can and will only be maintained by not letting anyone outside try to broker a resolution to this current stalemate.
Is it not more urgent to investigate the four Supreme Court judges’ disquiet than to make noises of disapproval about their alleged breach of conduct?
In conversation with Arun Shourie on dissenting judges, judicial independence and the ‘established’ media.
Vinod Dua discusses the judge Loya case in light of his son Anuj Loya’s press conference and the recent crisis in the Supreme Court of India.
The constitution bench, formed earlier to hear the Aadhaar matter, comprises CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.
Urmilesh discusses the implications of the unprecedented press conference by four SC judges with Bhadra Sinha, senior assistant editor at Hindustan Times, and Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.
Karan Thapar interviews former Union Minister of Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar about the unprecedented press conference by the four Supreme Court Justices, its implications and repercussions.
“I had suspicions earlier, but now have no doubts,” Anuj Loya told a press conference, requesting the media “not to harass the family.”
Two days after Supreme Court justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph held a press conference to discuss administrative issues plaguing the apex court, four former judges have written an open letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Deepak Misra urging him to set up […]
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
It was — and remains — the duty of the chief justice of India to give confidence to the entire judicial fraternity that no magistrate across the land need feel unsafe under his watch.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 180: SC Judges’ Press Conference And Challenges Before The Indian Judiciary
Vinod Dua discusses the historic press conference by four rebel Supreme Court judges and the challenges before the Indian judiciary.
‘Dark Day for Democracy’: Radio Silence from BJP over SC Row, Cong Calls for Probe into Loya’s Death
Political parties reacted cautiously to the concerns raised by four SC judges over judicial interference and ‘selective assignments’.
A look at how the case progressed.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses the implications of today’s historic press conference by four top justices of the Supreme Court.
“Democracy won’t survive without a free judiciary.”
Full text of the letter four senior Supreme Court Justices submitted to the CJI several months ago. A press conference on the same issue was held on Friday.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud today took note of the submission seeking urgent hearing on the plea for a probe into the case.
“It would not be inaccurate to say that one of our most powerful and respected institutions is not keen or able to look after its own – its judges”.
CJAR Says Will Challenge SC’s Imposition of Exemplary Costs, Dismissal of Plea to Probe Bribery Case
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.
“A judicial probe at this point, at least to respond to the queries of raised by the family, and to uphold the image of the judiciary in the eyes of the people of India, is absolutely necessary.”
Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar
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.
“It’s a very sad day in the history of the judiciary which is certainly going to undermine the image of the judiciary and even public confidence in the judiciary.”
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”.
The Supreme Court recently decided to make its proceedings public. Shouldn’t the same degree of transparency be attached to all key constitutional posts?
Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Marriage must now conclusively be held to be a secular institution, governed by civil law that confers equal rights on men and women within a marriage.
Given the allegations of impropriety against him, should Justice Dipak Misra become the next CJI just because he is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court?
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.
She will now explore a novel remedy: asking the vice president of India to consult senior judges and act on her husband’s suicide note.
Seniority is not the ideal norm to determine the appointment of the chief justice of India, but there appears to be no alternative at present.
Senior counsel Shaym Divan argued that an interpretation contrary to an earlier ruling that held Hinduism as a way of life would lead to the court sanitising the poll process, which should be left to the parliament.
The apex court said that it would give its verdict on Friday depending on whether or not the Indian cricket board decided to abide by the directives of the committee.
While T.S. Thakur, the Chief Justice of India wants BCCI to follow the Lodha Committee’s suggestions, Justice Katju thinks the committee has “run amok.”
The organisation has also sought the recusal of Chief Justice of India T. S. Thakur from the five-judge bench that would review the verdict.
The petitioners argued that their right under Article 21 of the Constitution (right to life and liberty) encompasses the right to sexuality, sexual autonomy and choice of sexual partner.