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We, The People, Became Independent In 1947. Not The Judiciary

The people need to have control over the judiciary and nobody can deny it. What's so sacrosanct about it, anyway? After all, it's a machine with human parts interpreting a book mostly written by the British and amended here and there by Indians. Everything in the Constitution of India can and must be questioned by every generation of Indians. It's a fundamental right whether or not it's endorsed in the book, and we shall have it.

The NJAC Judgement--An Alternative View

Politician bashing is the key to the judgement. One learned judge argues that Shri L.K. Advani has opined that dangers of an Emergency like situation are still there. Civil society in India is not strong and, therefore, you need an independent judiciary. Another argues that it may be possible that the present Government does not favour appointment of persons with alternative sexuality as Judges of the High Court and the Supreme Court. Politician bashing is akin to the 9.00 PM television programmes.

Why The Supreme Court Must Always Guard Its Territory

It is true that the collegium system has several flaws, primarily in the lack of transparency in judicial appointments resulting in closed door appointments through a perverse exploitation of the kinship cycle of a dynastic legal profession. However, removing the collegium with a commission with disproportionate power to the CJI hits at the heart of judicial independence and is an excellent example of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
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Why the NJAC Case Is Critical For India's Future

There was no doubt among lawyers that, during the NJAC arguments, Courtroom Number 4 was the most crowded place in Lutyens Delhi. Law students, like me, hustled for an empty spot just to be able to hear some of the best legal minds in the country delve in to the nuances of the Constitution, like never before. The massive interest in this case stems from its potential to shake the foundations of our judicial system.