Interference an investigating officer can do without

Source: The Hindu  Relevance: Separation of power is an important part of ensuring proper governance in the country. Synopsis: Growing instances of judicial interference in an investigation are undesirable and also not sanctioned by law. Background: The death of George Floyd in the US in May 2020 and the horrific episode in Sattankulam, Tamil Nadu (killing… Continue reading Interference an investigating officer can do without

Judges should not act like emperors, says SC

Source: The Hindu What is the news? Supreme Court has reiterated that public officers should not be called to the court unnecessarily. The bench observed this while considering an appeal against Allahabad High Court judgment as it noticed that the High Court summoned the Secretary, Medical Health in court. SC’s observations On separation of powers:… Continue reading Judges should not act like emperors, says SC

Election no guarantee against tyranny, says CJI

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Relevance: Points can be used in an essay. Synopsis: Elections are not a guarantee that the government will not turn tyrannical. A vibrant public discourse, criticism, and protests prove much more effective. Chief Justice of India (CJI)’s views on what constitutes a robust and resilient democracy and other equally important… Continue reading Election no guarantee against tyranny, says CJI

Justice delivery system is headed towards a disaster. Judges must take responsibility. Here’s what they must do

How to address the pendency of cases in Judiciary?  Context: Currently, the number of pending cases in our courts is 446 lakhs and by 2022 it will cross 500 lakhs. The justice delivery system is hurtling towards a disaster.   What possible solutions can avert the pendency?  Filling sanctioned judicial positions: A detailed analysis shows that between 2006 and 2017, the average… Continue reading Justice delivery system is headed towards a disaster. Judges must take responsibility. Here’s what they must do

PREAMBLE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

What does the word Preamble mean? preamble of India is an introductory statement to any formal document in general, Statute and Constitution in particular. It contains the Philosophy and objectives of a document. Which is the first country to have Preamble in Constitution? When the USA got independence in 1775, The USA becomes the first… Continue reading PREAMBLE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has said that the rise of populism presents a challenge to the independence of courts and asked the judiciary to stand up to the populist forces and protect constitutional ethos. These comments were made at the two-day conference in Sochi,Russia that has participation at the level of Chief Justice and Judges… Continue reading Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC

Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC News: The Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of over 5,000 vacancies in the lower judiciary across the country. Important Facts: Under the schedule, the process for recruitment for filling posts for “Higher Judicial Service” and “Lower Judicial Service” has to commence on March 31 and be completed by October… Continue reading Lower judiciary vacancies unacceptable: SC