While it is necessary to acknowledge the influence of English and European thought in India, let us not forget the French ideas of liberty, equality, fraternity, introduced in the Preamble of our Constitution
Even as the apex court has warned the centre against arbitrary transfers of judges, the fact is that transfers impinge on judicial federalism and separation of powers and violate basic features doctrine
At first glance, the Bills have simply juggled British-era provisions and changed the nomenclature. But will the flaws in the system be addressed and procedures improved for quick punishment of the accused?
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has prohibited division of residential units in Phase I of Corbusier’s garden city in order to save it from bureaucratic shortsightedness, deviations and defiance.
The president has urged that the increasing number of undertrials be tackled. The solution lies in a criminal justice monitoring board to track the progress of criminal cases and sticking to CrPC timelines.
The chief justice said there is a need to change the mindset towards the district judiciary and to treat them with respect. Under his stewardship, this judiciary will blossom and grow and become bold and independent.