Monday, March 25, 2019 02:35 AM

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.

 

image

Impeachment, My Lord!

The impeachment motion moved by opposition parties is an inevitable attempt to resolve the serious issues raised by four senior most judges. The Constitution allows for such a parliamentary scrutiny when things in judiciary go wrong. The..

image

Challenges before Kodandaram’s TJS

Yet another political party descended on the Telangana political horizon with Prof. Kodandaram transforming the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) into Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS). But, challenges galore for the professor turned..

image

Hacking Democracy with Big Data, Fake News and Big Money

STARTING with the Channel 4 exposé of Cambridge Analytica, and now the NaMo app that sends data to Clevertap.com, we are beginning to realise the impact of big data on elections. If we combine this with fake news – the recent MIT report that..

image

Jagan’s Resignations Salvo to irk Chandrababu

YSR Congress announced that its MPs would resign on the last day of parliament session if the no-confidence motion is not taken up and special status is thus denied again. The party is exerting pressure on TDP to also seek the resignation of..

image

Whither fighting BJP in its idiom

Mamata Banerjee's new-found interest in Rama Navami celebrations, and Congress president's unending visits to temples indicate opposition’s desperation to take on Narendra Modi in 2019 by countering BJP's politics of Hindutva, with either..

image

Jittery BJP makes 3 Goof Ups

The Congress poked fun at Amit Shah saying it agreed with his description of Karnataka's Yeddyurappa government as "number one" in corruption in a gleeful reference to a gaffe made by the BJP president when he sought to mention Siddaramaiah but..

image

UP Formula  of vote pooling to defeat BJP

THE BJP has suffered a shock defeat in the two by-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, these two seats were won by Yogi Adityanath, now chief minister and Keshav Prasad Maurya, now deputy..