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SOME ADVICE FROM THE BADSHAH

By Inderjit Badhwar Not for nothing is Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan called the “Badshah of Law”. This legal luminary has served as Chief Justice of...
Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan

“Anti-corruption mechanisms are made with the intent to eventually render them defunct”

Above: Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan JUSTICE BASHIR AHMED KHAN, fondly called “Badshah Khan” in legal circles and reckoned as a credible voice on affairs in...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI

Pakistan Govt-Judiciary Tussle: Courting Trouble Again

Above: The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI The Pakistan...
Sam Pitroda/Photo by Anil Shakya

We don’t need an actor or a great orator who lies: Sam Pitroda

Above: Sam Pitroda/Photo by Anil Shakya Sam Pitroda, the policy chief of the Congress and one of India’s most respected technocrats, is credited with having...
Senior Advocate Arvind Datar

Tribunals being operated by Executive hamper independence of judiciary, SC told

The apex court on Thursday (Mar 28) was informed by Senior Advocate Arvind Datar that independence of judiciary has been hampered since executive has...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Calling court orders political amounts to contempt, says SC

The Supreme Court held that attributing political motives to judgments is equivalent to contempt of court A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran,...
Madan B Lokur

“I Am Disappointed”

Above: Justice Madan B Lokur The former SC judge Justice Madan B Lokur said he was not happy over the Collegium’s flip-flop on recent appointments...
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

By Inderjit Badhwar On the eve of India’s Republic Day, I chanced upon an essay I wrote on the occasion of the nation’s 68th anniversary....
Madan B Lokur

More transparency in Apex Court needed: Justice Madan B Lokur

The famous “open rebellion” press conference held by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court last year, was justified because it helped make...

TROUBLING QUESTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The last thing that the Indian Supreme Court needs right now is yet another controversy that will be used by opponents of...
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

~By Inderjit Badhwar India Legal maintains its advancement and evolution. There’s nothing mechanical about this. The magazine’s expansion, predominantly online, is owing to the editors...
arbitration

The Seat of Arbitration

Few would disagree that former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra left his stamp on the judiciary. This can be viewed through the prism...

“Judiciary Cannot be a Law unto Itself”

In a post-script to the Introduction of the reprint of the book, “The Judiciary and Governance in India”, which is being brought out by...
Supreme Court

Promise and Performance

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya A year-end analysis of key controversial issues the apex court will have to confront when it reconvenes after its winter...

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Few would disagree that former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra left his stamp on the judiciary. This can be viewed through the prism...

Women in Judiciary: From Raw Deal to New Deal?

Their numbers are abysmal. While there has never been a woman chief justice, the fairer gender form just nine percent of Justices in High...
Why BJP leaders skirmish with judiciary is growing in Tamil Nadu?

Why BJP leaders skirmish with judiciary is growing in Tamil Nadu?

Above: President of Tamil Nadu BJP Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan ~By R Ramasubramanian  It seems that few BJP leaders skirmish with the judiciary in Tamil Nadu...
Masters of Spin

Masters of Spin

~By Dilip Bobb Generally, in the Indian context, the masters of spin would be Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna, Bhajji and Kumble, to name a few. Yet,...
CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

~By Inderjit Badhwar The Supreme Court took a welcome, forward-looking step last week by allowing journalists to carry mobile phones—in silent mode—inside the court rooms....
India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of judiciary, say panellists

India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the responsibility of the media and the bar towards the image of judiciary. The show was premised...
A Self-inflicted Wound

A Self-inflicted Wound

Above: The Supreme Court judges’ press conference on January 12/Photo: UNI The action of the chairman of the Rajya Sabha in rejecting the motion to...
Supreme Court

When One of Our Own is Involved

Arun Shourie, scholar, author, former editor and minister, writes in his new book  Anita gets Bail – What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at the inaugural function of the National Law Day, 2017, in New Delhi on Saturday (November 25). Photo: UNI

Legal service must be extended to the poor, says President Kovind

Above: President  Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India  Dipak Mishra and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at the inaugural function of  the National...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Well-Deserved Raise, Your Honour

The higher judiciary is poised for a salary upgrade that will bring it on a par with the bureaucracy, with the Chief Justice of...
Justice CS Karnan

Karnan judgment talks about revisiting judge selection process

The Union government seems to have come out with the upper hand in its tussle with the judiciary over appointment of judges, and the...
Picture: Anil Shakya

India Legal show: Judicial selection procedure needs upgrading, say panellists

The recent edition of India Legal show debated the contentious issue of ‘corruption in Judiciary’. Taking the cue from the recent episode of the...
Deadlocked Yet Again

Deadlocked Yet Again

The turf war between the judiciary and the executive over appointment of judges reaches another cul-de-sac. There are no signs of a modified Memorandum...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
CJI JS Khehar (photo: JS Studio), Supreme Court (Bhavana Gaur)

Executive, judiciary bury the hatchet

With the induction of Justice JS Khehar as the chief justice of India (CJI), the judiciary-executive deadlock that existed and exacerbated during the tenure...
subramanium swamy

Appoint 400-500 Judges to Reduce Pendency of Cases: Dr Subramanian Swamy

DR SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY needs no introduction. He was one of the founding members of the Janata Party which later merged with the BJP. He...
The Inherent Loopholes

The Inherent Loopholes

Some rare insights from a parliamentary standing committee report on judges’ selection ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is being literally used to...
Justice CS Karnan

The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

Already embroiled in a series of controversies, Justice Karnan’s open defiance of the Supreme Court raises serious questions   ~Justice Sreedhar Rao   The judiciary in India occupies...
Jallikattu protestors in Bengaluru; Supreme Court

Will jallikattu set a social precedent?

Many larger issues emerge from the bull-taming bill in Tamil Nadu ~By Meha Mathur While the state of Tamil Nadu has circumvented the Supreme Court ordered...
Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

November 26, 2016 was observed as Law Day all over India, especially by members of the legal fraternity. The day is celebrated to honour...
India needs an arbitration culture and a robust legal framework to emerge as a global hub for settling commercial disputes. Photo: UNI

Why India isn’t a global hub for arbitration

A global conference, National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India organized by NITI Aayog in New Delhi recently, identified the problems and...
(L-R) A screenshot of the website of e-courts; Litigants at the National Lok Adalat organized by the district legal services authority in Mirzapur, UP. Photo: UNI

Unique ID for Judicial Officers

In an effort to speed up justice and monitor performances, the center will allocate a unique identification number to these officers in district and...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court hit by fund crunch

In a sign of growing tension, the Tamil Nadu government has not given enough funds for the judiciary, forcing the Madras High Court to...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Pendency of cases is a major issue with the judiciary in India and attempts have been made to address the problem by the courts,...
Supreme Court_AS (16)

India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
e-courts image

Why e-courts project is sputtering

The government’s e-courts project is still to realize its full potential. Conceived as a way out for ensuring speedy delivery of justice and reducing...
Lawers protest in Telengana

Round one goes to higher judiciary in Telangana

Judges and lawyers in Telangana were up in arms over the appointment of Andhra Pradesh judges in their state. However, the judges returned to...

Himachal HC refuses to interfere with government order

The Himachal Pradesh High Court refused to step into the territory of the executive while responding to a petition related to an officer’s posting...

Show faith in choice of judges and bar, it shall not be questioned: CJI

"One must repose confidence in the choice of judges and the bar, and it shall not be questioned.” Chief Justice of India TS Thakur...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...
Lalu Prasad Yadav At Ranchi Court

This never-told-before inside story of the CBI’s complicity with Lalu Yadav’s political enemies when...

  This never-told-before inside story of the CBI’s complicity with Lalu Yadav’s political enemies when he was nailed in the fodder scam, now with Lalu...

DELAYED JUSTICE ~ IS JUST ~ TEASE.

Since a couple of decades the appointment of Judges to the High Courts hasbecome a problematic and procrastinating exercise. Before the judgment of theSupreme...

Survival of the Fittest System

Even after the second phase of hearing of challenges to the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, the collegium system is still pitted against it BY...

NJAC’s Birth Pangs

Several hurdles have prevented the commission from taking off, including recusal by Justice JS Khehar, and CJI HL Dattu saying he can’t participate in...

'Judiciary' - 48 News Results

SOME ADVICE FROM THE BADSHAH

By Inderjit Badhwar Not for nothing is Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan called the “Badshah of Law”. This legal luminary has served as Chief Justice of...
Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan

“Anti-corruption mechanisms are made with the intent to eventually render them defunct”

Above: Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan JUSTICE BASHIR AHMED KHAN, fondly called “Badshah Khan” in legal circles and reckoned as a credible voice on affairs in...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Judiciary & The Executive: A Conjoint Demosprudence?

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya The two wheels of the Constitution, Judiciary & The Executive should run smoothly together lest they threaten other structures of...
The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI

Pakistan Govt-Judiciary Tussle: Courting Trouble Again

Above: The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI The Pakistan...
Sam Pitroda/Photo by Anil Shakya

We don’t need an actor or a great orator who lies: Sam Pitroda

Above: Sam Pitroda/Photo by Anil Shakya Sam Pitroda, the policy chief of the Congress and one of India’s most respected technocrats, is credited with having...
Senior Advocate Arvind Datar

Tribunals being operated by Executive hamper independence of judiciary, SC told

The apex court on Thursday (Mar 28) was informed by Senior Advocate Arvind Datar that independence of judiciary has been hampered since executive has...
Supreme Court Photo by anil shakya

Calling court orders political amounts to contempt, says SC

The Supreme Court held that attributing political motives to judgments is equivalent to contempt of court A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran,...
Madan B Lokur

“I Am Disappointed”

Above: Justice Madan B Lokur The former SC judge Justice Madan B Lokur said he was not happy over the Collegium’s flip-flop on recent appointments...
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

By Inderjit Badhwar On the eve of India’s Republic Day, I chanced upon an essay I wrote on the occasion of the nation’s 68th anniversary....
Madan B Lokur

More transparency in Apex Court needed: Justice Madan B Lokur

The famous “open rebellion” press conference held by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court last year, was justified because it helped make...

TROUBLING QUESTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar The last thing that the Indian Supreme Court needs right now is yet another controversy that will be used by opponents of...
Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

Our Most-Read Stories of 2018

~By Inderjit Badhwar India Legal maintains its advancement and evolution. There’s nothing mechanical about this. The magazine’s expansion, predominantly online, is owing to the editors...
arbitration

The Seat of Arbitration

Few would disagree that former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra left his stamp on the judiciary. This can be viewed through the prism...

“Judiciary Cannot be a Law unto Itself”

In a post-script to the Introduction of the reprint of the book, “The Judiciary and Governance in India”, which is being brought out by...
Supreme Court

Promise and Performance

Above: Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya A year-end analysis of key controversial issues the apex court will have to confront when it reconvenes after its winter...

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Few would disagree that former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra left his stamp on the judiciary. This can be viewed through the prism...

Women in Judiciary: From Raw Deal to New Deal?

Their numbers are abysmal. While there has never been a woman chief justice, the fairer gender form just nine percent of Justices in High...
Why BJP leaders skirmish with judiciary is growing in Tamil Nadu?

Why BJP leaders skirmish with judiciary is growing in Tamil Nadu?

Above: President of Tamil Nadu BJP Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan ~By R Ramasubramanian  It seems that few BJP leaders skirmish with the judiciary in Tamil Nadu...
Masters of Spin

Masters of Spin

~By Dilip Bobb Generally, in the Indian context, the masters of spin would be Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna, Bhajji and Kumble, to name a few. Yet,...
CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

CELLPHONES IN SC: A STEP FORWARD

~By Inderjit Badhwar The Supreme Court took a welcome, forward-looking step last week by allowing journalists to carry mobile phones—in silent mode—inside the court rooms....
India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of judiciary, say panellists

India Legal show: Media and bar have equal responsibility to uphold the image of...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the responsibility of the media and the bar towards the image of judiciary. The show was premised...
A Self-inflicted Wound

A Self-inflicted Wound

Above: The Supreme Court judges’ press conference on January 12/Photo: UNI The action of the chairman of the Rajya Sabha in rejecting the motion to...
Supreme Court

When One of Our Own is Involved

Arun Shourie, scholar, author, former editor and minister, writes in his new book  Anita gets Bail – What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should...
Don’t Harm the Institution

Don’t Harm the Institution

Above: The Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra and the Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya An attempt to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra will affect the...
President Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at the inaugural function of the National Law Day, 2017, in New Delhi on Saturday (November 25). Photo: UNI

Legal service must be extended to the poor, says President Kovind

Above: President  Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India  Dipak Mishra and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at the inaugural function of  the National...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Well-Deserved Raise, Your Honour

The higher judiciary is poised for a salary upgrade that will bring it on a par with the bureaucracy, with the Chief Justice of...
Justice CS Karnan

Karnan judgment talks about revisiting judge selection process

The Union government seems to have come out with the upper hand in its tussle with the judiciary over appointment of judges, and the...
Picture: Anil Shakya

India Legal show: Judicial selection procedure needs upgrading, say panellists

The recent edition of India Legal show debated the contentious issue of ‘corruption in Judiciary’. Taking the cue from the recent episode of the...
Deadlocked Yet Again

Deadlocked Yet Again

The turf war between the judiciary and the executive over appointment of judges reaches another cul-de-sac. There are no signs of a modified Memorandum...
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: Rajeev Tyagi), CJI JS Khehar

Govt shifts blame for low number of women judges on the judiciary

Tussle resumes even as top four high courts now have women chief justices The government used the first opportunity it got to hit back at...
CJI JS Khehar (photo: JS Studio), Supreme Court (Bhavana Gaur)

Executive, judiciary bury the hatchet

With the induction of Justice JS Khehar as the chief justice of India (CJI), the judiciary-executive deadlock that existed and exacerbated during the tenure...
subramanium swamy

Appoint 400-500 Judges to Reduce Pendency of Cases: Dr Subramanian Swamy

DR SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY needs no introduction. He was one of the founding members of the Janata Party which later merged with the BJP. He...
The Inherent Loopholes

The Inherent Loopholes

Some rare insights from a parliamentary standing committee report on judges’ selection ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) is being literally used to...
Justice CS Karnan

The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

Already embroiled in a series of controversies, Justice Karnan’s open defiance of the Supreme Court raises serious questions   ~Justice Sreedhar Rao   The judiciary in India occupies...
Jallikattu protestors in Bengaluru; Supreme Court

Will jallikattu set a social precedent?

Many larger issues emerge from the bull-taming bill in Tamil Nadu ~By Meha Mathur While the state of Tamil Nadu has circumvented the Supreme Court ordered...
Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

Have we achieved the objectives of the Constitution?

November 26, 2016 was observed as Law Day all over India, especially by members of the legal fraternity. The day is celebrated to honour...
India needs an arbitration culture and a robust legal framework to emerge as a global hub for settling commercial disputes. Photo: UNI

Why India isn’t a global hub for arbitration

A global conference, National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India organized by NITI Aayog in New Delhi recently, identified the problems and...
(L-R) A screenshot of the website of e-courts; Litigants at the National Lok Adalat organized by the district legal services authority in Mirzapur, UP. Photo: UNI

Unique ID for Judicial Officers

In an effort to speed up justice and monitor performances, the center will allocate a unique identification number to these officers in district and...
Madras High Court

Madras High Court hit by fund crunch

In a sign of growing tension, the Tamil Nadu government has not given enough funds for the judiciary, forcing the Madras High Court to...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Judiciary’s efforts to reduce backlog

Pendency of cases is a major issue with the judiciary in India and attempts have been made to address the problem by the courts,...
Supreme Court_AS (16)

India Legal Show focuses on judicial reforms

The panelists on the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN TV discussed at length the need for judicial reforms There is no gainsaying the fact that...
e-courts image

Why e-courts project is sputtering

The government’s e-courts project is still to realize its full potential. Conceived as a way out for ensuring speedy delivery of justice and reducing...
Lawers protest in Telengana

Round one goes to higher judiciary in Telangana

Judges and lawyers in Telangana were up in arms over the appointment of Andhra Pradesh judges in their state. However, the judges returned to...

Himachal HC refuses to interfere with government order

The Himachal Pradesh High Court refused to step into the territory of the executive while responding to a petition related to an officer’s posting...

Show faith in choice of judges and bar, it shall not be questioned: CJI

"One must repose confidence in the choice of judges and the bar, and it shall not be questioned.” Chief Justice of India TS Thakur...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...

Survival of the Fittest System

Even after the second phase of hearing of challenges to the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, the collegium system is still pitted against it BY...

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