Interference of the Government in the Judicial appointments
The nation is concerned with the latest developments arising from the letter written by the Senior most Judge of the Supreme Court and Second ranking Judge of the Supreme Court's Collegium about interference of the Government in the Judicial appointments and thus a blatant interference in the independence of judiciary.
Letter of Justice Chelameswar of Supreme Court reveals a direct interference of Central government in the process of appointment of judges in the High Court.
Letter clearly shows that the Independence of the Judiciary is in peril now.
Supreme Court Collegium's recommendations if not accepted then the same could have been referred back to the Supreme Court for reconsideration.
In the case of elevation of a member of Karnataka Higher Judicial Services, government has directed an enquiry against the recommendee of the collegium.
More painful for the democracy is that the present Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court has obediently succumbed to the Executive pressure.
The present government is not only deliberately destroying the independence of Judiciary but there are few judges also abetting.
A judge is oath bound to uphold the Constitution without favour and fear. Chief justice of Karnataka has failed in the instant case to stick to his oath. It's the time to raise voice to save both the Democracy and the Constitution.