The two-decade old Collegium system for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts will continue until the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) is put in place, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday.
China`s top court has urged officials from the ruling Communist Party to shun Western-style judicial independence and reject "erroneous Western thought", state media said on Thursday, as controls over the media, dissent and the Internet are tightened.
To maintain probity in the judiciary, Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) executive committee has set up grievance committee to handle complaints relating to corruption and misconduct in the judicial system.
Judiciary cannot step into the legislature's arena to bar elected members with criminal antecedents from becoming ministers and it should be left to parliamentarians to decide what is good to save democracy, Supreme Court said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.
Supreme Court has said the plight of the victims of a crime cannot be ignored even if an offence goes unpunished for want of adequate evidence, and their rehabilitation is as important as punishing the accused.
Sixteen states have ratified a constitutional amendment bill which seeks to scrap the collegium system of judges appointing judges, bringing the government a step closer to put in place a new mechanism of appointments in the higher judiciary.
The Law Ministry in 2014 sought an early end to the collegium system of judges appointing judges and plans to push in the new year early ratification of a bill by the states to put in place the new mechanism of selection.
A proposal seeking to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of higher judiciary requires "further consultation", government said on Thursday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future.
The Supreme Court has asked all the High Courts and subordinate judiciary not to entertain any complaint against a judicial officer unless it is accompanied by sworn affidavits and "verifiable material to substantiate the allegation".
Pakistan has suspended a television channel for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million for airing a derogatory programme against the country's judiciary, the second time this year when a major news network has been silenced by the government.