Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala’s attempt to get a mosquito net in jail was rejected by the sessions court. But various judgments have reiterated that prisoners cannot be robbed of their right to live with dignity.
Justice DY Chandrachud the new helmsman of the justice system of the country, will have the unenviable task of having to cut to the system’s core with a hacksaw, and also be delicate while he handles the people he will help.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud is helming the judiciary at a crucial juncture when many sensitive issues are up for hearing. Naturally, expectations are high. Chief Patron of India Legal and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) MN VENKATACHALIAH spoke about his challenges to SANJAY RAMAN SINHA.
The central government appoints the Chief Justice of India based on seniority. But this convention was breached two times (in 1973 and 1977) when senior judges were bypassed and pliable junior judges were appointed to the office of the CJI by the Indira Gandhi government.
A recent webinar drew attention to Justice Yashwant Vishnu Chandrachud who was part of Kesavananda, helped navigate it through a period of harsh constitutional majoritarianism and presided over a brilliant constellation of co-equals