In order to reduce undertrials in jail, the prime minister has suggested that district-level panels headed by district judges consider their bails. Courts should presume an accused innocent till he is proved guilty.
Justice DY Chandrachud said that technology can be used to end the feudal structure in the judiciary. All judges are equal and the Constitution should be amended and “subordinate courts” renamed as “district judiciary”.
Expressing concern over the falling credibility of investigative agencies, CJI NV Ramana stressed the need to set up an independent institution under which they can function and reclaim legitimacy and public trust.
These words were said during the freedom struggle. Then India attained freedom on August, 15, 1947. In 1950, it became a republic with the world’s lengthiest Constitution. But in the 21st century, the question that requires a serious answer is: What does it really mean to be a Republic
CJI Ramana asked the A-G to use his good offices to talk to the centre about evacuation of students from Ukraine. The Court is the guardian of fundamental rights and has a good record in protecting them.