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.
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to declare the results of class XII students. The petition filed by Advocate Mamta Sharma amid the widespread of Covid-19 pandemic, which is more severe and worse than last year.