: Is Judiciary Asserting to Regain Past Glory? #WorldNEWSAll It is clear that the law minister is on mission mode to tame the judiciary. THE TUG of war between judiciary and law minister is intensifying
Is Judiciary Asserting to Regain Past Glory? #WorldNEWSAll
It is clear that the law minister is on mission mode to tame the judiciary.
THE TUG of war between judiciary and law minister is intensifying on each passing day. This time for the reason that the Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has again questioned collegium system by asking who would carry out judicial work if judges were included in administrative appointments. The law minster also claimed that a small number of retired judges who are members of the anti-India gang are attempting to turn the Indian judiciary into the opposition.
The minister was speaking at the India Today Conclave, where Chief Justice of India Justice D Y Chandrachud defended the Collegium system by saying, ‘not every system is perfect but this is the best system we have developed and the object was to protect the independence of the judiciary, which is a cardinal value.
CJI DY Chandrachud
The 50th Chief Justice of India cited the recent judgment of a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in the appointment of Election Commissioners case, to buttress his point. Dabaav ka sawaal hi paidanahihota; Election Commission wala judgment dekhiye, agar dabaavhota, tohyeh judgment aata?
. The largest litigant is the State and we are holding against the State in large number of issues: crime, employment, insurance. We are living in an age where we have become distrustful of public institutions. There is absolutely no issue and we are constantly holding the government to accountability. (Bar and Bench)
According to Sanjay Hegde, senior Supreme Court lawyer, “It is clear that the law minister is on mission mode to tame the judiciary. His recent statement against retired judges who “were part of the anti-India gang, taken together with other retired judges joining the Rajya Sabha or becoming Governors, shows the governments desire to bend serving judges to their will. The current judges seem to be trying to maintain a semblance of independence, but the governments bullying and blustering, detracts from judicial independence in a big way. ”
SY Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner during a special interview under face-to-face column with this scribe had said in March 2019, “We have more than 40 electoral reform proposals pending with the government for the last two or three decades. One reform we have been demanding is that people against whom serious or heinous criminal cases like rape, dacoity, murder, kidnapping and corruption are pending should be debarred from contesting elections before their conviction and even during their trial. We also want the appointment system of Commissioners to change. ”
On the Collegium system, the former CEC had said, “The Election Commission of India is the most powerful Commission in the world but our system is the most deficient.