As the judiciary is the spine of the democratic framework, it has to be protected from attacks, threats and blackmail. It is time to put in place a highly trained police force catering to this pillar of governance.
According to the petition filed in the last 70 years, there has been no proper allocation of funds with the corresponding increase in pulation judiciary legal awareness, increase in legislation and the same is a clear violation of the basic structure of the Constitution as well as basic human rights.
There is no denying the fact that these are un-precedented times but it is also a fact that extra-ordinary situations require extra-ordinary solutions, if not then at least an attempt in real sense to provide extra-ordinary remedies.
The growing and steady barrage of ad hominem public attacks on sitting senior judges reveal how the Supreme Court has become an arena for target practice by politicians and opportunists from within and outside.
We are law students of various law schools. As students of law, we are taught in our class rooms that the independence of the judiciary is of utmost importance in protecting the pillars of a democracy.
It is well settled that a citizen while exercising right under Article 19(1) is entitled to make a fair criticism of a judge, judiciary and its functioning. However, the right under Article 19(1) is subject to restriction under clause (2) of Article 19.