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Judging the Judges

The frequent reports of acts of impropriety by some of the most senior judges should persuade the judiciary to take steps to improve its image and restore its credibility among the people.

Cheating Parliament

When the executive refuses to issue the notification announcing the date a particular law passed by the legislature comes into force, the judiciary is well within its powers to intervene. Yet, there have been occasions when the apex court has allowed such wrongs to go unchecked.

Retributive Justice

Given the fate of the survivors of the 1984 Congress-led anti-Sikh carnage, who are still awaiting the judicial punishment of the guilty, it is no surprise that the first judicial verdict on the Gujarat riots has acquitted all accused. The list of those denied retributive justice in India runs long and is growing day by day.

Judging the Judges

Courts and Their Judgments by Arun Shourie; Rupa and Co, New Delhi, 2001; pp viii+454, Rs 495.

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