The denouement in the Rakesh Asthana case, despite convincing grounds cited by the petitioner, only serves to highlight the threats to judicial independence voiced by the four SC judges.
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?
At a public meeting, Gaware said many of Loya’s friends, including judges, had had their suspicions when the CBI judge died of a sudden heart attack.
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.
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’.
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.
A look at how the case progressed.
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.
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”.
“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.
“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.”
If the Supreme Court is to be saved, a bench comprising all its judges must take stock of the situation and consider the legal position dispassionately and wisely.
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?
New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional the law brought by the NDA government to replace the over two-decade- old collegium system of judges appointing judges in the higher judiciary. The apex court, which quashed the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act […]