Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicHigher judiciary

Topic: Higher judiciary

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.

15 high court judges transferred in major rejig, 4 from Allahabad HC

The transfers were recommended by the Supreme Court collegium a fortnight ago. The judges are from 11 high courts across India.

India’s higher judiciary lacks professional diversity. It’s now a monopoly of lawyer-judges

Of the first 25 Supreme Court judges, only three had any experience in subordinate judiciary. The collegium system has only deepened this professional homogeneity further.

No conspiracy, Justice Muralidhar’s transfer to ‘pave way’ for his appointment as CJ

Justice Muralidhar of Delhi HC has been transferred to Punjab and Haryana HC, where Chief Justice Justice Ravi Shanker Jha is likely to become SC judge.  

Protest, rumours and speculation — row erupts over transfer of high court judges

HC lawyers in Delhi to stay away from work tomorrow to protest the transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar, the third senior-most judge of the Delhi HC.

Supreme Court will hear plea alleging govt’s delay in judicial appointments after 8 weeks

The plea claimed the Centre has been "indefinitely sitting" on names suggested by the apex court collegium for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary. 

With all due respect

The halo around the higher judiciary is dimming and this is dangerous.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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