RTI query on societal diversity in higher judiciary: CIC lobs the ball back into DoJ’s court

By Venkatesh Nayak* Last week, the Central Information Commission (CIC) remanded a two-and-a-half-year old RTI query about the procedures adopted for ensuring adequate representation for candidates belonging to weaker segments of society in the higher judiciary back to the Department of Justice (DoJ) for fresh consideration. DoJ had not bothered to send any reply to either the RTI … Continue reading RTI query on societal diversity in higher judiciary: CIC lobs the ball back into DoJ’s court

We need judicial institution which guarantees costless justice to citizens in time bound manner

By Santosh Gedam* The constitution can be summarised as a supreme public policy document adopted by the founding fathers of our country in the historic constituent assembly (CA). The task of the CA was limited to crafting the constitution as envisioned by them for the newly created nation. The constitution is hailed as one of … Continue reading We need judicial institution which guarantees costless justice to citizens in time bound manner

Premature release of Manu Sharma sends message: Fit of anger can destroy many years

By Sanjeev Sirohi* We finally see that Manu Sharma aged 43 years who was serving life sentence for the sensational murder of model Jessica Lal in a city restaurant in 1999 is now out of jail after the Lieutenant Governor approved his premature release as well as 18 other convicts. Following the May 28 order … Continue reading Premature release of Manu Sharma sends message: Fit of anger can destroy many years

Violence against healthcare workers: Courts, law enforcing agencies must ensure zero tolerance

Sanjeev Sirohi* Nothing on earth can be more disgusting, more degrading and more demoralizing than to see that how brazenly so many dastardly and cowardly acts of unprovoked and uncalled for attacks against doctors and healthcare workers have been carried out ever since the outbreak of this corona pandemic is going on! We must be … Continue reading Violence against healthcare workers: Courts, law enforcing agencies must ensure zero tolerance

Thousands of reported and unreported incidents of communal harmony amidst Covid-19 crisis

By KP Sasi* Two recent reports deserve our attention: The first one is the case of a young labourer named Amrit, s/o Ramcharan and his friend Mohammad Yakub was travelling to Basti, UP from Surat, Gujarat. Suddenly Amrit became unconscious. Since the passengers in the truck protested, the boy was dropped on the road side … Continue reading Thousands of reported and unreported incidents of communal harmony amidst Covid-19 crisis

How dare you ask for your meagre wage and fight for your right? How dare you dream?

By Mansi Kapoor This is Shilpa’s story… The eldest of three, born in a small village near the Maharashtra-Karnataka border. Born into a “low” caste of landless farmers. She has grown up in the field of poverty, back breaking toil and perpetual debt. But the story takes a turn from the usual. The twenty-two-year-old is … Continue reading How dare you ask for your meagre wage and fight for your right? How dare you dream?

High court judges, chief justices deserve better, fair treatment from Supreme Court collegium

By Sanjeev Sirohi* It is distressing to see that the arbitrary transfer of High Court Judges in our country is not stopping, which is hurting the smooth functioning of our judiciary immensely as some are even resigning in protest. Just recently we saw Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari of Bombay High Court who was next in line … Continue reading High court judges, chief justices deserve better, fair treatment from Supreme Court collegium