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When it came to undemocratic attacks on AAP govt and Arvind Kejriwal, 'guardian of democracy' Prashant Bhushan mostly stayed silent, or rejoiced.
Hailing the Supreme Court judgment against Justice Karnan in 2017, Bhushan had tweeted, ‘Glad SC finally jailed Karnan for gross contempt of court’.
The decision by the Supreme Court to revive the 11-year old contempt case against Prashant Bhushan will finally answer long-pending questions about the functioning of the Indian judiciary.
Judicial and democratic processes have been put on hold due to Covid. Stark constitutional and legislative reforms are required to ensure India runs smoothly.
The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.
An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.
The SC delivered a judgment on the need to give a reason to file RTI on high courts. That has not only harmed the Act but the basic principle of legal reasoning.
We must not single out a particular nomination. From Fazl Ali to Ranganath Misra, judges have been given Rajya Sabha seats since Independence.
Many ascribe Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination as a reward from Modi government for services rendered as CJI. By accepting it, Gogoi only strengthens their case.
Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?