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Pakistan’s judiciary: Pause, reflect, reform

This article is authored by Soumya Awasthi, member, Centre on Armed Groups, New Delhi.

Pakistan Judiciary (AFP)
Published on May 30, 2024 03:48 PM IST

PM Modi steps up attack on Mamata Banerjee, asks if TMC will unleash goons on judges

PM Modi on Tuesday addressed two election meetings at Barasat and Jadavpur and conducted a road show in north Kolkata

Jadavpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Jadavpur, West Bengal, (PTI/@BJP4India)
Published on May 28, 2024 08:41 PM IST

Upendra Kushwaha calls collegium system ‘undemocratic’ in presence of Amit Shah

Upendra Kushwaha blamed the collegium system for domination of a few judge families in the Supreme Court and the high courts of India.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Rashtriya Lok Morcha president Upendra Kushwaha(File photo)
Published on May 26, 2024 05:42 PM IST

We burn midnight oil even during vacation: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday addressed criticism about its schedule and work hours, turning the spotlight back on the Centre.

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Updated on May 23, 2024 04:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Apex court judge defends vacation schedule for courts

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for West Bengal agreed: “Judgeship is the toughest job in the country”

People who criticise us (for having long vacations) do not know that we do not have a holiday on Saturdays and Sundays, said justice BR Gavai (HT)
Updated on May 02, 2024 06:36 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

AAP campaign song faces Delhi election office heat

The AAP song, launched on April 25, raises allegations of dictatorial governance, unemployment, inflation, and conspiracy targeting opposition leaders.

The AAP song, launched on April 25, raises allegations of dictatorial governance, unemployment, inflation, and conspiracy targeting opposition leaders. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 06:57 AM IST

21 retired judges write to CJI against attempts to 'undermine' judiciary

In their letter, the retired judges pressed on the escalating attempts by "certain factions to undermine the judiciary through calculated pressure".

CJI Justice DY Chandrachud (PTI photo)(PTI)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 01:40 PM IST

PM Modi flags lawyers’ letter to CJI on ‘slander’ of judiciary

The letter accused certain groups of attempting to discredit ongoing proceedings and undermine public confidence in the courts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 06:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Modi manipulating democracy’: Kharge's sharp response to PM

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge accused PM Modi of “manipulating democracy” and “bullying” institutions into submission.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge slammed PM Modi over his recent remarks.
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 04:43 AM IST

PM Modi attacks Cong over lawyers' letter to CJI: ‘To browbeat, bully others…’

PM Modi issued a strong attack to the Congress over a letter written by top lawyers to CJI Chandrachud over “undermining judiciary's integrity”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 07:08 PM IST

Over 600 lawyers write to CJI raising alarm on threats to judiciary's integrity

The lawyers alleged that a vested interest group is trying to pressure the judiciary, influence judicial process and defame the courts based on frivolous logic.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.(PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 10:32 AM IST

Six Pak high court judges allege intelligence agencies' interference in judicial matters

Six Pak high court judges allege intelligence agencies' interference in judicial matters

HT Image
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 10:12 AM IST
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‘Subjected to vicious abuse for…’: CJI Chandrachud recalls recent trolling

Chief Justice DY Chandrachud was speaking after inaugurating the 21st Biennial State Level Conference of Judicial Officers .

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud addresses the 21st Biennial State Level Conference of Judicial Officers on the theme of 'Equity and Excellence for Futuristic Judiciary', in Bengaluru, Saturday, March 23, 2024. (PTI)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 07:16 PM IST

A decision that lowers the prestige of the judiciary

Gangopadhyay’s behaviour is in stark contrast to the Bangalore principles of judicial conduct

Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 01:09 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Guarding principles, protecting people’s will

As the electoral process confronts myriad challenges, the judiciary must safeguard its integrity and hold accountable those who seek to undermine democracy

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 10:00 PM IST

HCs should ensure diversity in recommending judges for elevation: Justice Gavai

Justice Gavai was addressing a function presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of 75 years of the Supreme Court since it held its first sitting on January 28, 1950

Supreme Court of India (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2024 05:08 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Public faith in judiciary has eroded considerably, says Justice Abhay Oka

Justice Oka said that throughout his career, he heard people talk about Supreme Court and high court judges. He spoke about the salary and remuneration payable to the judges of the district and trial court

Supreme Court Justice Abhay Oka (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 03:25 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Articles 370, 35A were obstacles to governance, says Dhankhar

Highlighting the affirmative steps being taken by the Union government in the region, Dhankhar said that sections of society in Jammu and Kashmir, who had earlier been denied their rights and benefits, now had greater voice in governance and were witness to a “transformed scenario”

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday lauded the role of the executive, legislature and judiciary in the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 06:46 AM IST
By, Jammu

Govt vs Court – the problem is structural

Judicial renovation does not happen on its own. Judicial reform is a political issue, not a legal one.

The Supreme Court (ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 09:13 AM IST

Parliament not amenable to any intervention: Dhankhar

Parliament is the soul of democracy and it was “not amenable” to any intervention from the executive or judiciary, vice-president Jagdeep Dhankar said at a Constitution Day event in the national capital on Sunday.

Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 07:42 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

President Murmu backs all-India test to appoint judges

The President emphasised that a more varied representation of India’s unique diversity on the bench and the bar helps serve the cause of justice better.

President Droupadi Murmu and Chief Justice of India Justice DY Chandrachud stand near the statue of Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar during the Constitution Day (National Law Day) celebrations.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 03:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

At HTLS, CJI Chandrachud says mindsets must change for more women in judiciary

CJI Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud said judges don’t look at how society will look at their decisions. “They go by constitutional morality and not popular morality”

CJI Chandrachud said a change was taking place across the country as more women recruits were joining the subordinate judiciary
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 09:46 PM IST

Same-sex marriage verdict: Points of agreement, divergence between the 5 Supreme Court justices

The Constitution bench judgment in same-sex marriage case presents an intriguing mix of views the five judges on the bench expressed, employing tools of interpretation and juristic outlook before rendering their final verdict on a spectrum of questions posed before them.

The judges were unison on some of the key aspects of the matter but sharply differed at some other decisive aspects, leading to a 3-2 majority that ruled against granting constitutional protection to civil unions and adoption rights for queer couples. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2023 07:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Want to be a judge, adapt to technology, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday directed judges to be more technology friendly as it plans to bring video-conferencing facility in all 25 high courts in two weeks to conduct hearings

The Supreme Court directs judges to be more technology-friendly. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rajasthan high court issues notice to CM Ashok Gehlot over judiciary remark

The Rajasthan high court has asked chief minister Ashok Gehlot to respond to the notice within three weeks

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 08:51 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra

‘My late former wife…’: CJI Chandrachud on work-life balance at law firms

CJI DY Chandrachud made a special mention of his late former wife while batting for better working hours and work-life balance in law offices.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice DY Chandrachud.(PTI file)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 02:21 PM IST

‘Ajit can’t use my photo, I won’t go with the BJP’: Sharad Pawar

The meeting disturbed his Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi allies, Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT) so much that they openly expressed their displeasure for the first time.

Aurangabad: NCP President Sharad Pawar during a press conference in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI08_16_2023_000171B) (PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 04:54 AM IST

Centre moves bill to regulate CEC, ECs appointment; Oppn says ‘shocking’

The Supreme Court in March delivered a landmark verdict aimed at insulating the appointment of CEC and election commissioners from the executive's interference.

Rajya Sabha proceedings underway during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 12:18 PM IST

Azamgarh School Tragedy: Principal & teacher granted bail by CJM court

Earlier, the court had rejected their bail. In protest, private schools in Uttar Pradesh remained closed on August 8.

The two were arrested after the girl student committed suicide. (Representative pic)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:26 PM IST

Don’t make judiciary dysfunctional by sheer volume of cases: SC to govt

According to Legal Information Management Briefing System, there are 6,67,128 cases involving the government pending before the court system

The Supreme Court rebuked BSNL for filing its appeal against a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9 lakh award (AFP)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 09:01 PM IST
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