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Rajindar Sachar

The writer is a former chief justice of the Delhi High Court

Hanging in balance: No executive interference required
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

There is no reason to abolish the collegium system at the high court level, writes Rajindar Sachar

One-third quota,double vision
Thu, Jun 11, 2009

There seems to be an impasse on the women’s bill. It can easily be tackled

Your Honour, how does this sound?
Sat, Mar 11, 2006

The Bar Council of India has decided to invite opinion from the state bar councils about how advocates need to address judges of the high co...

Throw open temple doors
Mon, Jan 30, 2006

The Indian Constitution proudly proclaims in its preamble that we are a secular, democratic republic. In the Bommai case, secularism has bee...

Make room for women
Tue, Mar 08, 2005

Another Women’s Day is upon us and political parties continue to play games with the sentiments of women by promising to pass the Women...

Negative voting is a right
Tue, Apr 27, 2004

It has been reported in the press that Election Commission wanted the political parties to agree to make changes in the election law to prov...

Let’s get poll deadlines right
Mon, Jan 12, 2004

The decision of Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu, to dissolve the AP assembly prematurely had raised a controversy between t...

Remember our founding mothers
Wed, Jul 02, 2003

As was expected, the Lok Sabha speaker’s initiative failed to bring about a consensus on the Women’s Reservation Bill. Although I ...

Will the Congress join battle?
Wed, Feb 05, 2003

The apprehension that if the Gujarat election went in favour of the BJP it would try to duplicate this experiment in the forthcoming state e...

Police must learn the law of life
Wed, Nov 20, 2002

The mystery of the Ansal Plaza shooting encounter continues to intrigue, despite the NDA government’s attempts to paper over it. But th...

Denying the right to know
Mon, Aug 26, 2002

The government may have been shocked, but President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s decision to return the proposed poll reforms ordinance caused ...

An early poll will be a fraud
Wed, Jul 24, 2002

Narendra Modi's conspiratorial manner of functioning has just been revealed. His dissolution of the Gujarat legislature was done in the hope...

Gujarat is not poll ready
Wed, Jun 19, 2002

That the claim that Gujarat is returning to normality is unreal, was clear to me on my recent visit to the state. It has been confirmed by t...

Make polls credible in Kashmir
Wed, May 01, 2002

Gujarat is at present the topmost priority. But an equally inflammable event is waiting to burst open in a couple of months — J&K polls...

From ceasefire to peace in J&K
Tue, Nov 28, 2000

It would be a pity if the laudable initiative taken by the Indian government to declare unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramzan is...

The surrender in Lucknow
Wed, Sep 06, 2000

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Sangh Parivar has a dangerous agenda to take back the country to medieval ages. This conclusion...

The incredible lightness of being
Tue, May 02, 2000

For some, slums are a blot on their lives. They are, in fact, a blot on our rulersDoes an ailing, but socially-conscious former prime mini...

Judges as governors
Wed, Aug 04, 1999

The decision by the President to keep in abeyance the transfer of Chief Justice A.K. Mathur of Madhya Pradesh as the Chief Justice of the...

Avoid the US trap
Sat, Jul 10, 1999

With the Kargil conflict on and in the face of the threat to national security, political parties were expected to function as a united v...

IAS officers not enough
Sat, Jun 12, 1999

The most important constitutional feature of any democratic regime, in terms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (Article 2...

For whom the polls toll
Sat, May 01, 1999

The timing of the general election, with its attendant economic and administrative consequences, has led to a great deal of confusion. On...

Saffronising the Congress
Sat, Feb 27, 1999

There is an old and cynical saying that advises one to "join them, if you cannot beat them". This must have weighed with the Co...

Hindutva in the guise of Hinduism
Sat, Feb 27, 1999

There is an old and cynical saying that advises one to "join them, if you cannot beat them". This must have weighed with the Co...

The quota within
Mon, Aug 03, 1998

The betrayal of women by all political parties, including the communists who have avoided passing the Women Reservation Bill on specious ...