In a parting shot, outgoing Chief Justice of India R M Lodha today strongly defended the collegium system of appointment of judges, saying any other mode of appointment may impact on the independence of judiciary.
The Delhi High Court Friday refused to interfere with the appointment of Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), on a plea filed by an advocate and former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) woman officer who alleged sexual harassment by him.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea filed by an advocate and a former RAW woman officer against the appointment of Justice HL Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), alleging sexual harassment by him.
Chief Justice RM Lodha on Saturday said that India has already arrived at a stage where nobody can tinker with the independence of the judiciary, but exhorted that to strengthen the role of law, the judiciary will have to ensure that it was completely corruption-free.
Former Chief Justice of India, P Sathasivam, on Thursday left for Kerala to take over as the Governor of that state and reiterated that he would work for the welfare of the people and use his knowledge for their betterment.
Justice H L Dattu, who will be the next Chief Justice of India, on Wednesday described the Indian Judiciary as the best in the world and vowed to take it to the "highest stride" by overcoming some of the "recent beatings".
Slamming the move to appoint Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor, Congress Tuesday wondered whether there was anything in the former CJI's "persona, functioning or decisions" that "pleased" Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP president Amit Shah.
The head of a lawyers' body on Monday raised objection to the Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the Governor of Kerala claiming such an appointment soon after his retirement will "create a dent in judicial independence".
The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country.
The All India Bar Association on Thursday brought to President Pranab Mukherjee's attention its "deep anguish" on views of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that the Chief Justice of India should be selected on merit and not on the basis of seniority, saying the current system as stood the test of time.
Putting the curtains down on 38-year-old criminal appeals pending before it, the Delhi High Court today upheld the conviction of two Anandmargis Santosh Anand Avdhoot and Sudevanand Avdhoot and 10-year jail term given to them for attempting to assassinate then Chief Justice of India A N Ray near the Supreme Court in 1975.
Government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country.