Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Judiciary

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

The Age of Nisar: How Pakistan’s celebrity chief justice chose activism over judiciary

Dressed in a conservative suit and trademark dark glasses, Nisar soon became a troubleshooter for the state and the society alike.
ranjan gogoi

SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration?

CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led Collegium’s decision to overturn the elevation of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court and i...
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Why All India Judicial Service and reservation in judiciary won’t be a reality in 2019

The Narendra Modi government, just like its predecessors, is not going to do much.
scales of justice

A wish list, your honour: How the Indian judiciary can get back its prestige in 2019

All that it takes to tilt the scales in favour of justice.
Illustration by Manas Gurung/ThePrint

A look at what India’s Supreme Court delayed, dismissed and decided in 2018

The Supreme Court pronounced close to 1,000 judgments in cases of varied subject matters between January and November 2018.
Arun Jaitley with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant (R) release NITI Aayog's Strategy Document for New India@75

Niti Aayog proposes pan-India exam to select judges for lower judiciary

The Niti Aayog report claimed that the move will attract young law graduates and help improve accountability in governance.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

India has a right to know how the CJI-led bench went wrong with Rafale judgment

Whatever the court does now in the Rafale case, it will be viewed with scepticism.

Hindu Rashtra to peacocks not having sex: There is no way to assess conduct of our judges

Judiciary has simply looked away when judges have made sexist, casteist, xenophobic and sometimes utter nonsensical remarks.
Illustration by Manas Gurung/ThePrint

How to kill a criminal justice system – rewarding prosecutors for death sentences

Reforming India’s criminal justice system needs more innovation than forcing prosecutors to perform or perish.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

With 3 pillars of democracy falling apart, it’s time to read the Constitution once again

Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...