Are We in The Wrong Hands? Credibility of Indian Judiciary on Sale

By at 12 December, 2009, 11:15 pm

In India we have Separation of Powers in a check and balance form. The three organs of the government i.e. the executive, the judiciary and the legislature have the responsibility to keep a check on the functions of the other.

Independence of Judiciary is an important feature to maintain rule of law and constitutionalism in the country. It is necessary that the judiciary is free from every political obligations. The independence of judiciary is granted by the constitution to protect the rights of the citizens, but unfortunately nowadays it is protecting the rights of the judges.

There are various instances in which more Read More

Equal Justice For All – Does It Holds True Irrespective of The Pocket Size?

By at 2 December, 2009, 11:39 pm

The Constitution of India in its article 39 A provides for `Equal Justice and Free Legal Aid’. It reads like this: “The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.”

In Hussainara Khatoon vs State of Bihar: The Supreme Court observed that,  “The poor find it difficult to furnish bail even without sureties more Read More

Governing The Governors – Judges Declare Assets, Causes Stir

By at 13 November, 2009, 10:33 pm

After the declaration of assets by the Supreme Court Judges there is a lot of hue and cry everywhere. Some people are delighted by the transparency of the system others are scared by the consequences of the same.

Disproportionate property has always been a major concern for public officials. They have been haunted by the idea of public scrutiny and Right to Information Act and now the clutches of  law have even tried to catch hold of judiciary.

Supreme Court Judges have declared their assets voluntarily few days ago. However it is startling that the assets of some more Read More