Tag: judicial reforms

Overburdened Judiciary: CJI’s plight, PM’s assurance and the ground reality

Lalit Shastri Chief Justice of India TS Thakur was emotionally surcharged on Sunday when in a choked voice he raised the issue of the large number of cases pending in various courts and pointed out that the judiciary continues to be overburdened. The CJI was addressing a Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices

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On Judicial Reforms: Ethics or Independence?

Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup In a surprise move, the Supreme Court in a decision of four to one on a five Judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice J S Khehar has now struck down Modi government’s move to take away the power of appointing judges from judiciary and vesting it on a more transparent body.

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Let there be fireworks on five star activism, introspection, scrutiny and Judicial Reforms

Our World Our Times Anoop Swarup The issue of five star activism and what drives the judiciary has been raked up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it has become a subject matter of intense debate particularly on new media. The issue does stir up a hornet’s nest and underscores the need for a closer look at the

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