The writer is a former judge of the Delhi High Court
Rekha Sharma writes: The legal twists and turns of the case so far have raised worrying questions.
Although Justice Bobde did not run into any major controversy, he did court his own set of controversies.
Rekha Sharma writes: While Arnab Goswami got interim bail from the SC with alacrity in a case of abetment to suicide on the principle “bail, not jail, is the rule”, many bail petitions are not taken up for hearing.
With the greatest of respect to the Supreme Court, it is time it takes the bull by the horns. It has, for far too long, put on the backburner issues which concern the nation most.
It is earnestly hoped that the concerned courts will heed the advice of the Supreme Court and pass appropriate orders in deserving cases — and not go by the label of the charges.
If the allegations are found to be false, frivolous and motivated, they certainly would call for initiation of contempt proceedings against him. But then, there has to be a prima-facie enquiry first
Justice Arun Mishra has many firsts to his credit, though all for the wrong reasons
His remarks in the migrants' case undermine the Supreme Court’s decorum
Litigants and lawyers, who are officers of the court, should not attribute motives to judges in case of an unfavourable judgment. They should not act in a manner which brings the courts into disrepute or undermines the confidence of the public in the judiciary.
Unfortunately, in the last few years, the image of the SC has taken a beating. It has suffered at the hands of its own.
The fact is, by the time Justice Misra demitted office, the image of the Supreme Court had taken a hit. Therefore, when Justice Gogoi stepped into his shoes, there was an air of expectancy. Unfortunately, Justice Gogoi courted more controversies than his predecessor.
There is no doubt that the SC’s in-house panel in the case against the CJI was not constituted according to the Vishaka guidelines; it also did not go by the provisions of the 2013 Act.
The Chief Justice of India is a man of the law. It will do him no good, nor to the institution which he is heading, if the issue is shoved under the carpet.
Collegium courts controversy by elevating relatively junior judges. When, by one stroke, 32 judges including chief justices are passed over, it is bound to create a flutter and a feeling of unease.
Madhya Pradesh government’s allotment of houses to ex CMs violates SC judgment
He will take over an under-funded and over-worked judiciary
The judiciary is being undermined on multiple fronts. Damage control is imperative
Chief Justice of India must clear the air on the allocation of cases controversy
Extremism comes in all shades. Justice Shah should critique each one.
Should the citizen say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, or not, is not the question.
If Supreme Court believes ‘ADM Jabalpur’ went wrong, it must review the case suo motu.