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SC grills govt over demand to revisit judgement that brought in collegium system

May 05, 2015

SC grills govt over demand to revisit judgement that brought in collegium system

The Supreme Court on Tuesday grilled the government over the demand for revisiting its 1993 judgement that brought in the collegium system giving primacy to the Chief Justice of India in appointments to higher judiciary and wanted to know how the new Appointments Commission will not "impinge" upon judiciary's independence. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Chief Justice of India #SC #NJAC
Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Apr 29, 2015

Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Dattu has precipitated a needless constitutional crisis by refusing to head the three-member panel to select two eminent persons to be part of the NJAC, which has the mandate to select and transfer judges. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Government #Chief Justice of India #Judiciary #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #CJI HL Dattu
Can't be part of panel to select NJAC members: CJI Dattu tells PM Modi in a letter

Apr 28, 2015

Can't be part of panel to select NJAC members: CJI Dattu tells PM Modi in a letter

In a new twist, CJI H L Dattu has refused to participate in a three-member panel for selecting two eminent persons in the NJAC on whose validity a constitution bench began hearings on Monday. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Chief Justice of India #HL Dattu #PM Narendra Modi #NJAC
Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

Apr 24, 2015

Amending JJ Act will neither deter serious offenders nor reform juvenile crime

The reformative foundations of India's juvenile justice law have been shaken. Treating children the same as adult offenders is abhorrent to the philosophy underpinning the law passed in 2000. #HowThisWorks #India #Government #Juvenile Justice Act #Justice JS Verma Committee #Modi Sarkar #JJ Act
Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

Apr 24, 2015

Amending Juvenile Justice Act to try 16-year-old's as adults won't fix anything and here's why

The new proposed change will do nothing to fix this essential problem with the juvenile justice system where a remand home is a far cry from rehabilitation, at best a warehouse for youth and more often than not, a hell-hole. #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape #Delhi gangrape juvenile #changes in Juvenile Justice act

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Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Jul 26, 2014

Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

When it comes to judicial appointments, everyone quotes the IB report as if it was a sacred cow that cannot be commented upon. This needs questioning. #HowThisWorks #CBI #Intelligence Bureau #Justice Markandey Katju #Justice Katju #IB #Judicial appointments #Katju's revelations
An open letter to Justice Markandey Katju

Apr 03, 2013

An open letter to Justice Markandey Katju

Dear Justice Katju, allow us to pick your scientific brains on a few issues and questions which, given your professional background. #Supreme Court #Sanjay Dutt #InMyOpinion #Justice Markandey Katju #1993 serial blasts