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Is former SC judge Kurian Joseph right in regretting striking down the NJAC act?

Justice Kurian Joseph has expressed ‘regret’ for his view on the National Judicial Appointments Commission, which he and three other judges struck down in 2015 as unconstitutional.
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The mess in India’s higher judiciary is, sadly, of its own making

The judiciary has become cocooned while being the supreme force for transparency elsewhere. The complainant against CJI Gogoi has laid bare this hypocrisy.
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CJI Gogoi sexual harassment case: What can SC do to regain credibility after latest crisis?

The former SC staffer who accused CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexually harassing her refused to participate in the proceedings, citing lack of trust.
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Sealed-cover doctrine: SC ensuring secrecy or excluding Indians from public debate?

The Supreme Court asked the Election Commission Monday to watch the biopic PM Narendra Modi and submit its decision in a sealed envelope.

Why Narendra Modi govt is in such a rush to issue ordinances before elections

The recent ordinances show the propensity of successive governments to use this “emergency” provision for their political ends.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Relaxing income criteria for judges’ post is case of overreach by Supreme Court collegium

It is doubtful if SC collegium’s non-transparent relaxation of income criteria will actually help cause of the marginalised.
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.
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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 instead recommend fresh names has triggered uproar in sections of judiciary. Former Delhi High Court judge Justice Kailash Gambhir has written to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking his intervention, and called the Collegium’s decision “appalling and outrageous”. ThePrint asks: SC judges elevation row: Collegium still opaque under CJI Gogoi or is this an aberration? Any decision by the collegium needs to be backed by good reasons D.K. Sharma Advocate and former secretary, Delhi High Court Bar Association The image of the judiciary is being tarnished due to these decisions. There is a complete disregard for ethics. The decision to recommend a junior judge and overlook 32 senior judges is quite astonishing. This could be because the judiciary is now taking instructions from the government or something else is at play. In any case, this...
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.
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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.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.